Dear Republicans, Know Characters President Trump Picks For Cabinet, Like Alexander Acosta
As you keep watching the theatrics of characters like Roger Stone, Paul Manafort, Jerome Corsi, please note that these are the characters that he hung out with for many years.
But here is the story of another player that the republican President Donald Trump used to hang out with for hours, both in New York and in Palm Beach, Florida. His name is Jeffrey Epstein. The man who helped Mr. Epstein get off lightly with his crimes is the same one your president has working as US Labor Secretary. His name is Alexander Acosta. Is this the kind of presidential best picks that you want to continue to support?
Here is the rest of the story…THIS IS A MUST READ/ Link to entire report is footnoted below.
On November 28, 2018, Julie K. Brown of the Miami Herald penned the following report, “How a future Trump Cabinet member gave a serial sex abuser the deal of a lifetime”
On a muggy October morning in 2007, Miami’s top federal prosecutor, Alexander Acosta, had a breakfast appointment with a former colleague, Washington, D.C., attorney Jay Lefkowitz.
“It was an unusual meeting for the then-38-year-old prosecutor, a rising Republican star who had served in several White House posts before being named U.S. attorney in Miami by President George W. Bush.”
“Instead of meeting at the prosecutor’s Miami headquarters, the two men — both with professional roots in the prestigious Washington law firm of Kirkland & Ellis — convened at the Marriott in West Palm Beach, about 70 miles away. For Lefkowitz, 44, a U.S. special envoy to North Korea and corporate lawyer, the meeting was critical.”
“Not only would Epstein serve just 13 months in the county jail, but the deal — called a non-prosecution agreement— essentially shut down an ongoing FBI probe into whether there were more victims and other powerful people who took part in Epstein’s sex crimes, according to a Miami Herald examination of thousands of emails, court documents and FBI records.”
“The pact required Epstein to plead guilty to two prostitution charges in state court. Epstein and four of his accomplices named in the agreement received immunity from all federal criminal charges. But even more unusual, the deal included wording that granted immunity to “any potential co-conspirators’’ who were also involved in Epstein’s crimes. These accomplices or participants were not identified in the agreement, leaving it open to interpretation whether it possibly referred to other influential people who were having sex with underage girls at Epstein’s various homes or on his plane.”
“As part of the arrangement, Acosta agreed, despite a federal law to the contrary, that the deal would be kept from the victims. As a result, the non-prosecution agreement was sealed until after it was approved by the judge, thereby averting any chance that the girls — or anyone else — might show up in court and try to derail it.”
“This is the story of how Epstein, bolstered by unlimited funds and represented by a powerhouse legal team, was able to manipulate the criminal justice system, and how his accusers, still traumatized by their pasts, believe they were betrayed by the very prosecutors who pledged to protect them.”
“I don’t think anyone has been told the truth about what Jeffrey Epstein did,’’ said one of Epstein’s victims, Michelle Licata, now 30. “He ruined my life and a lot of girls’ lives. People need to know what he did and why he wasn’t prosecuted so it never happens again.”
“Now President Trump’s secretary of labor, Acosta, 49, oversees a massive federal agency that provides oversight of the country’s labor laws, including human trafficking. He also has been on a list of possible replacements for former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who resigned under pressure earlier this month.”
“But court records reveal details of the negotiations and the role that Acosta would play in arranging the deal, which scuttled the federal probe into a possible international sex trafficking operation. Among other things, Acosta allowed Epstein’s lawyers unusual freedoms in dictating the terms of the non-prosecution agreement.”
“The damage that happened in this case is unconscionable,” said Bradley Edwards, a former state prosecutor who represents some of Epstein’s victims. “How in the world, do you, the U.S. attorney, engage in a negotiation with a criminal defendant, basically allowing that criminal defendant to write up the agreement?”
As a result, neither the victims — nor even the judge — would know how many girls Epstein allegedly sexually abused between 2001 and 2005, when his underage sex activities were first uncovered by police. Police referred the case to the FBI a year later, when they began to suspect that their investigation was being undermined by the Palm Beach State Attorney’s Office.
NOT A ‘HE SAID, SHE SAID’
“This was not a ‘he said, she said’ situation. This was 50-something ‘shes’ and one ‘he’ — and the ‘shes’ all basically told the same story,’’ said retired Palm Beach Police Chief Michael Reiter, who supervised the police probe.
“More than a decade later, at a time when Olympic gymnasts and Hollywood actresses have become a catalyst for a cultural reckoning about sexual abuse, Epstein’s victims have all but been forgotten.”
“The women — now in their late 20s and early 30s — are still fighting for an elusive justice that even the passage of time has not made right.”
“Like other victims of sexual abuse, they believe they’ve been silenced by a criminal justice system that stubbornly fails to hold Epstein and other wealthy and powerful men accountable.”
“Jeffrey preyed on girls who were in a bad way, girls who were basically homeless. He went after girls who he thought no one would listen to and he was right,’’ said Courtney Wild, who was 14 when she met Epstein.”
“Over the past year, the Miami Herald examined a decade’s worth of court documents, lawsuits, witness depositions and newly released FBI documents. Key people involved in the investigation — most of whom have never spoken before — were also interviewed. The Herald also obtained new records, including the full unredacted copy of the Palm Beach police investigation and witness statements that had been kept under seal.”
“The Herald learned that, as part of the plea deal, Epstein provided what the government called “valuable consideration” for unspecified information he supplied to federal investigators. While the documents obtained by the Herald don’t detail what the information was, Epstein’s sex crime case happened just as the country’s subprime mortgage market collapsed, ushering in the 2008 global financial crisis.”
“The Herald also identified about 80 women who say they were molested or otherwise sexually abused by Epstein from 2001 to 2006. About 60 of them were located — now scattered around the country and abroad. Eight of them agreed to be interviewed, on or off the record. Four of them were willing to speak on video.”
Joseph Recarey, the former Palm Beach police detective who led the investigation into Jeffrey Epstein, said the millionaire’s solicitation of sex with underage girls resembled a pyramid scheme. Its unraveling was similar, with one victim leading to two others, each of whom led to others, and so on. Emily Michot email@example.com”The women are now mothers, wives, nurses, bartenders, Realtors, hairdressers and teachers. One is a Hollywood actress. Several have grappled with trauma, depression and addiction. Some have served time in prison.”
“A few did not survive. One young woman was found dead last year in a rundown motel in West Palm Beach. She overdosed on heroin and left behind a young son.”
Wow this is quite the story. Great reporting.
I can just imagine what evil goes on with the rich and powerful men (not all of course). The things trump probably is aware of would probably blow our minds.
Men in high places, corruption, money and sex….recipe for disaster.
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Dear Mary Plumbago,
This was a sick world that Mr. Epstein, Donald Trump were a part of that makes one feel dirty. They are the roaches of this land. They think of their wants first and heck with whoever gets hurt.
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Gronda, and we should not forget that the woman who alleged that Trump raped her when she was thirteen, evolved out of the Epstein relationship. While reporters deemed the woman’s claims not credible since she would not go on the record with her name, she did have a court date in December, 2016 to share information after a judge said it was at least credible enough to get to that point. She was about to come out the week before the election and then backed off at the very last minute – either due to fear or settlement or both. My guess is Mr. Cohen would know about this.
The sad part is this is not news that Trump involved himself with shady people. Whether in business or personal, he seemed to have unscrupulous folks near him. By the way, it should be noted that another President known for womanizing, Bill Clinton, also knew Epstein.
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I’ve been wondering about that young girl. Michael Cohen may have dealt with this situation as the fixer for President Trump. I was pondering if he would be sharing what he knows about her set of circumstances with the FBI agent.
President Trump has hung around shady characters all his life.
He certainly is a far cry from President H. W. Bush who just passed away. This sad news just reminds me of how we the people have robbed of decent, honorable leaders.
Think I just saw on Facebook he is now not being considered..Acosta this is
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Dear Mary Plumbago,
I’m sad to say that even Mr.Acosta would have been a better choice for the attorney general job than President Trump’s pick of Matt Whitaker.
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