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Ghislaine Maxwell is 'extreme flight risk' with 3 passports and millions in bank, prosecutors say

Ghislaine Maxwell is an 'extreme flight risk' with 3 passports and millions in the bank, prosecutors say
Haven Orecchio-Egresitz

Link: https://www.insider.com/ghislaine-maxwell-3-passports-millions-arrested-flight-risk-sentencing-jeffrey-epstein-2020-7

This article is a good review of Maxwell's history, alleged criminal history and recent travels and locations.....

Excerpts:
Prosecutors, in a memo asking that Maxwell be held in jail without bail, argued that the heiress' wealth and international connections made her a flight risk. In the last three years alone, the daughter of British media baron Robert Maxwell has been on 15 international flights to countries like the United Kingdom, Japan, and Qatar, they said in a court filing.
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In a teleconferenced court hearing Thursday, a federal judge in New Hampshire, where the FBI arrested her, ordered that Maxwell be taking into the custody of US marshals and transferred to New York City, where she will have the right to a bail hearing.
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"In short, Maxwell has three passports, large sums of money, extensive international connections, and absolutely no reason to stay in the United States and face the possibility of a lengthy prison sentence," prosecutors wrote.
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Investigators for the US Attorney's office have been tracking Maxwell's whereabouts while she has stayed out of the public eye. "Most recently, the defendant appears to have been hiding on a 156-acre property acquired in an all-cash purchase in December 2019 (through a carefully anonymized LLC) in Bradford, New Hampshire, an area to which she has no other known connections," the detention document states. "The defendant appears to have no ties that would motivate her to remain in the United States."

The article also includes access to the full detention memo from SDNY.

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CIA official chose not to tell Trump of Russia bounty report, top adviser claims

CIA official chose not to tell Trump of Russia bounty report, top adviser claims
* Robert O’Brien condemned for deflecting blame on to briefer

Julian Borger in Washington
The Guardian World News
Wed 1 Jul 2020 23.48 BST

Read more here: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jul/01/cia-official-trump-russia-bounty-robert-o-brien

Excerpts:
The US national security adviser said a CIA official tasked with briefing the president decided not to tell him about reports that Russia paid bounties to the Taliban for killing American soldiers because it was “unverified intelligence”. The claim from Robert O’Brien came as top members of the administration gave differing accounts on the status of intelligence reports on Russian bounty payments, and why Trump had not taken action in response, but had repeatedly pressed to re-admit Russia to the G7 club of nations.

.....O’Brien told Fox News, adding: “She made that call and, you know what, I think she made the right call, so I’m not going to criticize her. And knowing the facts that I know now, I stand behind that call.”

He added: “We now know that the information was included in Trump’s written PDB, which is how the intelligence community regularly flags items that the President needs to know. Nothing in the PDB is discretionary; everything in that short document is in there because – in the estimation of the intelligence community – the president needs to know it to fulfill his charge.”

A former senior US official confirmed to the Guardian that reports of Russian bounties were circulating inside the White House before the summer of 2019, and raised concern, but at that point had not been fully corroborated.
......“He doesn’t like hearing bad news about all kinds of things, unless he’s forced to,” the former senior official said.



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