Is Ghislaine Maxwell trial rigged? Bizarre claims by Conservatives flood social media

Conspiracy theorists are calling the Ghislaine Maxwell trial rigged citing Barack Obama and ex-FBI director James Comey's connection to the case


                            Is Ghislaine Maxwell trial rigged? Bizarre claims by Conservatives flood social media
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Amid the ongoing Ghislaine Maxwell trial, a bizarre conspiracy theory has surfaced among Donald Trump supporters on Twitter. Many users claim that the trial has been rigged by the Democrats. They are particularly citing the connection of the case with former President Barack Obama and former FBI director James Comey. The lead prosecutor against Maxwell happens to be Maurene Comey, the daughter of James Comey who was infamously fired by Trump in 2017 for probing into his Russian links. Additionally, Judge Alison Nathan, who is presiding over the trial, served as a special assistant and White House counsel to Barack Obama in the past. 

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The claim about 'rigged' trials comes just a day after the weird theory that the rising concern around the new Omicron Covid variant is simply a distraction from the Ghislaine Maxwell trial. It's unclear where the theory was born, but it soon took over Reddit and Twitter. A large number of conspiracy theorists shared warnings, asking people to keep their eye on the trial rather than the Omicron variant. And now, Conservative political commentators and MAGA supporters are fielding the new theory of a rigged trial. 

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Conservative political analyst Jack Posobiec was one of the first Twitter users to insinuate the 'rigged trial' claim. "The federal judge over the Ghislaine Maxwell case is Alison Nathan, an Obama appointee who worked as a special assistant and counsel in the Obama White House," he shared in a recent tweet, followed by another tweet where he informed, "The lead prosecutor in the Ghislaine Maxwell case is Maurene Comey She is the daughter of James Comey." His tweets sparked a frenzy of speculations among his followers who immediately inferred that the trial is rigged. 

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"The lead prosecutor in the Ghislaine Maxwell trial is Maureen Comey, James Comey's daughter. Maureen Comey was responsible for the "accidental" deletion of the CCTV tapes of Epstein's cell. Below is the judge for the Maxwell trial. Can you say "rigged?" tweeted another user. 

Republican Richard Grenell tweeted, "Where’s the media outrage? Most of the powerful people caught up in the Jeffrey Epstein/Ghislaine Maxwell trafficking trial are Democrats. The judge is an Obama-Biden appointee. The media have been barred from the courtroom."

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A fourth user wrote, "The #GhislaineMaxwell trial hasn't even started and we already need a new judge..it's been rigged from the beginning. i suspect a whole lotta nothing to come out of this."

"The Ghislaine Maxwell trial begins tomorrow.. Get ready for a week of "events" and distractions. Could be some whoppers. The whole thing is rigged," remarked another.

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A few Conservative conspiracy theorists even tried to establish a connection between Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey stepping down just a day before the Maxwell trial began. "Funny how news breaks of head Twit Jack Dorsey stepping down the same day as the Ghislaine Maxwell trial begins.... what does Jack say?" a user wrote. 

Another said, "The @jack resignation from Twitter will dominate the news cycle today but it feels like a giant distraction from the Ghislaine Maxwell/Epstein sex trafficking trial that also starts today (which will get no play from the MSM)."

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Conservative editor JD Rucker tweeted, "I see a lot of conservatives celebrating Jack Dorsey stepping down from Twitter. His replacement, Parag Agrawal, is a far-left extremist who embraces Critical Race Theory and has aggressively spoken against the 1st Amendment. This is not a time to celebrate," alongside his op-ed piece on why the Ghislaine Maxwell trial is rigged. 

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In his tabloid 'The Liberty Daily', Rucker cited bizarre theories behind the 'rigged' claims, including the Omicron distraction and no media broadcast of the trial from the courtroom. He further claimed that lead prosecutor Maurene Comey was allegedly involved in mistakenly erasing surveillance footage of Jeffrey Epstein from the prison where he committed suicide. 

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Alongside Rucker, many other conspiracy theorists continue to believe Ghislaine Maxwell is being convicted as a ruse to shield other powerful men who participated in sexual abuse with Epstein. 


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