Former White House communications chief Anthony Scaramucci has accused Donald Trump of covertly imploring the arrested socialite Ghislaine Maxwell not to reveal what she knows about him.
In a tweet on Wednesday, Mr Scaramucci wrote: “She has the goods on him.
Mr Trump acknowledged Ms Maxwell during a press briefing on Tuesday, his first since April.
“I’ve met her numerous times over the years, especially since I lived in Palm Beach and I guess they lived in Palm Beach.
Fox News recently had to apologise for “mistakenly” cropping Mr Trump out of a picture featuring the two.
Mr Scaramucci has several times tweeted in support of Epstein-related conspiracy theories, and specifically the idea that the billionaire paedophile was murdered in prison.
Among the sources he has retweeted on this subject is far-right male supremacist agitator Mike Cernovich. »