James Comey’s daughter is lead prosecutor in Ghislaine Maxwell trial.
- A federal prosecutor working on the case of Ghislaine Maxwell, which is set to go to trial on Monday, is Maurene Comey, daughter of disgraced former FBI Director James Comey, Newsweek reports.
- Maurene Comey—assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York—is one of the lead prosecutors in the criminal case against Maxwell.
- She had been picked to hold a similar role in the case of the late convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein prior to his death in August 2019, Newsweek notes.
- President Trump had fired FBI Director James Comey for mishandling of the Clinton email probe, and, ultimately, because he could not “effectively lead” the bureau.