Tuesday, July 9, 2019

PROGRESSIVE STREET/Where Liberals Walk: Jeffrey Epstein, Donald Trump, Alex Acosta/Trouble in Paradise

Alex Acosta-Jeffrey Epstein
July 9. 2002: Donald Trump, well, you know the infamous liar of the Oval Office, but do you know his Labor Secretary, Alex Acosta, who signed off on a non-prosecution agreement with Jeffrey Epstein more than a decade ago? Yes, the Jeffrey Epstein who was just jailed for child sex trafficking, and who was a friend of Donald trump, another pal who hung out with him at Mar-a-Lago. But the new focus is on Acosta who investigated Epstein in 2008, letting him off the hook with a plea deal.

Bloomberg reports, "The Justice Department said in February that it planned to investigate 'allegations that Department attorneys may have committed professional misconduct in the manner in which the Epstein criminal matter was resolved' in Florida. Here's the deal...
"Later that month, a federal judge ruled that the same group of attorneys broke the law by not telling Epstein’s victims that the plea deal existed. The Miami-based prosecutors had prepared a 53-page federal indictment against Epstein, but his deal allowed him to plead guilty only to a state charge of soliciting a minor for prostitution. He served 13 months in a Palm Beach prison that allowed him to leave six days a week to work. The deal also granted immunity to any of Epstein’s potential co-conspirators, who otherwise might have been swept up in his abuses."
 MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski picked up the story asking, "whether President Donald Trump’s secretary of labor might be personally implicated in the Jeffrey Epstein child trafficking case." A former federal prosecutor, Mimi Rocah, said...
“It is a travesty what Jeffrey Epstein was allowed to get away with, that he sexually abused and raped — himself and allowed others — so many young girls. That is one of the most serious federal crimes I have ever involved in prosecuting. I mean, we are talking about 10, 15, 20 years in prison, and he got a slap on the wrist.”
When asked if Acosta, who, because of his association with the case has been asked to resign and refused, personally allowed Epstein to get away with raping and trafficking young girls, Rocah replied "Yes," without hesitation. Brzezinski wondered then just what Alex Acosta had to gain by cutting Epstein loose, was he involved in the escapades? Rocah had no evidence of this but "was aware that that Alex Acosta was very close with attorneys who were representing Epstein."

If Acosta wasn't personally involved with Jeffrey Epstein's shenanigans, he was certainly guilty of the "old boys' network," as described by Rocah, that released a sexual predator on the street to continue his trysts with underage girls. Hopefully, the U.S. Attorney’s office in Manhattan will finally put a stop to this.

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