PizzaGate returns to the news in most bizarre fashion. One really can’t make this stuff up. Were one to write a novel about an international child sex ring, political machinations, and American apathy, the script couldn’t get much better than what we’ve seen in the news the past 6 months. Now this: someone, a likely Democrat, is making hay out of Alex Acosta’s lenient treatment of Jeffery “Sex Criminal” Epstein:
“That wasn’t an appropriate resolution of this matter,” Reiter said, arguing that the charges leveled against Epstein were “very minor,” compared with what the facts called for. In a letter to parents of Epstein’s victims, Reiter said justice had not been served.
Prosecutors in Acosta’s Miami office who had joined the FBI in the investigation concluded, according to documents produced by the U.S. attorney’s office, that Epstein, working through several female assistants, “would recruit underage females to travel to his home in Palm Beach to engage in lewd conduct in exchange for money. . . . Some went there as much as 100 times or more. Some of the women’s conduct was limited to performing a topless or nude massage while Mr. Epstein masturbated himself. For other women, the conduct escalated to full sexual intercourse.”
Epstein has a near-legendary reputation in New York financial circles as a money manager who made many millions for his clients. Although he never graduated from college, he taught advanced math at the Dalton School, one of the city’s top private schools, and went on to be a successful trader at Bear Stearns before starting his own firm, J. Epstein & Co., which managed the finances of clients who had a minimum of $1 billion in assets.
Federal prosecutors detailed their findings in an 82-page prosecution memo and a 53-page indictment, but Epstein was never indicted. In 2007, Acosta signed a non-prosecution deal in which he agreed not to pursue federal charges against Epstein or four women who the government said procured girls for him. In exchange, Epstein agreed to plead guilty to a solicitation charge in state court, accept a 13-month sentence, register as a sex offender and pay restitution to the victims identified in the federal investigation.
“This agreement will not be made part of any public record,” the deal between Epstein and Acosta says. The document was unsealed by a federal judge in a civil lawsuit in 2015.
Reiter said in the 2009 deposition that federal prosecutors in Miami told him “that typically these kinds of cases with one victim would end up in a ten-year sentence.” Reiter said he was surprised not only by the decision to pull back from prosecuting the case, but also by the light sentence and liberal privileges granted to Epstein during his jail term.
Money and power buy “justice” in Amerika. Epstein had (has) both. The following is a short list of people he jetted to and from his private “Lolita” island: Donald Trump, Bill Clinton, Ehud Barak, Tony Blair, Mick Jagger, Michael Jackson, and Jimmy Buffett. That’s a very short list. It seems none wish to be associated with him now and with good reason. Epstein’s case touched on an international racket which has seen hundreds if not thousands arrested in the past decade (and that is probably the tip of the iceberg).
Wikileaks attempted to shed light on this and related matters late last year. America’s supposed affections for children aside, no one seemed to care.
They likely won’t care now, with squeaky shoe ball in full swing and all.
More interestingly, given the far-reaching implications of this case and all “pizza” related business in D.C., NYC, the Seaboard, and allied Europe, who in their right minds would bring up this as a charge against Acosta?! We’re taking about the Wa-Po and Congress, but still… One would think they would leave this as quiet as possible.
How’s that hearing going to go?
Senator X: “Mr. Acosta, why didn’t you fully prosecute Epstein and protect our vulnerable children?”
Acosta: “Well, Senator, we had constraints. We didn’t go after a lot of leads in that case. You, for instance…”
Senator “red-face” X: “Um. Uh… Russian hackers?”
All this to the Wa-Po, Carlos Slim’s blog, etc. was just “fake news” a few months ago. Now, with the ability to derail Team Trump, it suddenly matters. Huh?
An aside: anyone seen or heard from John Podesta lately???
There’s no doubt justice was not served in Florida. The fact Epstein is still alive testifies to that. He’s still free and so are 10,000 other perverts. I have no idea how this will affect Acosta’s nomination. I honestly don’t care. Maybe, just maybe, this pitiful political theater will shed a little more light on a few of those other cockroaches. Play fool games with fire, get burned.
Let justice be done, though the millstone falls.