Donald Trump Silent on Ghislaine Maxwell Verdict As GOP Allies Celebrate Conviction

Former President Donald Trump has not yet issued a public statement regarding the verdict in the trial of disgraced socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, though some of his conservative allies have welcomed the outcome.

Maxwell was found guilty on Wednesday on five of six counts relating to assisting Jeffrey Epstein in the sexual abuse of young girls, including conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of minors.

Trump had not issued any statement regarding the guilty verdicts as of early Thursday morning and no statement appeared on his official website about the matter.

Some of the former president's supporters had weighed in, however, celebrating the guilty verdicts and calling for further accountability.

"Ghislaine Maxwell deserves to rot behind bars for the rest of her days and the public deserves to know every single person involved in the Epstein sex trafficking network," tweeted Republican Representative Lauren Boebert.

"We deserve to know the whole truth, not just some vague court sketches," she wrote.

Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene tweeted: "Jeffrey Epstein's entire network should be made public and his fortune should go to his victims."

"If the fake J6 committee can subpoena innocent people's cell phone data and bank records then Jeffrey Epstein's whole network should be publicized," she said, referring to the House Select Committee investigating January 6, 2021.

Greene and Boebert are both outspoken allies of the former president.

Brigitte Gabriel, founder and chairman of ACT! for America and a supporter of the former president, wrote: "I don't just want Ghislaine Maxwell in jail. I want Bill Clinton, Prince Andrew, and Bill Gates investigated next!"

The U.K.'s Prince Andrew has denied allegations he sexually assault Virginia Giuffre, who alleges she was lent out to powerful men for sex by Epstein and Maxwell. Gates had said his meetings with Epstein were a "huge mistake", while Clinton traveled on Epstein's private plane at least nine times in the 1990s.

Gabriel later tweeted: "While Bill Clinton was jet-setting around the world with Jeffrey Epstein, Donald Trump was BANNING him from Mar-a-Lago. President Trump did the right thing, Bill Clinton did not."

Trump reportedly banned Epstein from his Florida resort for hitting on a club member's daughter. Trump also traveled on Epstein's plane seven times during the 1990s, according to flight logs released earlier this month.

Conservative author Dinesh D'Souza, who received a presidential pardon from Trump in 2018, tweeted: "The point of the #ghislanemaxwell trail appears to have been twofold: 1. Convict the obviously-guilty Epstein pimp Ghislaine Maxwell 2. Protect all the powerful people who were part of the Epstein-Maxwell pedophile ring. I'll bet Bill Clinton's handing out cocktails tonight!"

The former president's spokesperson, Liz Harrington, has been tweeting end-of-year statements criticizing President Joe Biden in recent days, including a lengthy statement on Wednesday about domestic policy issues. Harrington had issued no statement about Maxwell on her Twitter account at the time of writing and there was no statement about the matter on Trump's website.

At a press conference in July a reporter asked Trump about Maxwell's case and whether she could potentially implicate powerful men who were involved with Epstein.

"I don't know—I haven't really been following it too much. I just wish her well, frankly," Trump said. "I have met her numerous times over the years, especially since I lived in Palm Beach, and I guess they lived in Palm Beach. But I wish her well, whatever it is."

Newsweek has asked Trump's office for comment.

Trump Attends a Border Security Briefing
Former President Donald Trump attends a border security briefing to discuss further plans in securing the southern border wall on June 30, 2021 in Weslaco, Texas. Trump has so far issued no statement on the verdict in Ghislaine Maxwell's trial. Brandon Bell/Getty Images