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Thursday, February 21, 2019

A judge ruled Thursday that federal prosecutors -- among them, U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta -- broke federal law when they signed a plea agreement with a wealthy, politically connected sex trafficker and concealed it from more than 30 of his underage victims.

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This is the thread where every "Law and Order", "Rule of Law" DR conservative, runs away to elaborate on Venezuela's issues as if they are our issues

#1 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-02-21 03:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 9

How much of a threat to Fat Nixon was Epstein spilling the beans that he was promised a cabinet position for breaking the law?

#2 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-02-21 04:00 PM | Reply


The cited article has a link to the original Miami-Herald article, which is more informative.

Federal prosecutors broke law in Jeffrey Epstein case, judge rules
www.miamiherald.com

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-02-21 04:40 PM | Reply

i read about this a while back...just so sleazy and underhanded. they treat other people that are powerless like things.

#4 | Posted by 1947steamer at 2019-02-21 05:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

Before trump's cult comes in to whine about clinton - he was trump's buddy too.

Before the clinton cult comes in to whine about trump - he was clinton's buddy too.

#5 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-02-21 05:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 11

I hope every one of his unnamed coconspirators gets dragged into the light. Thank you, Miami Herald!

#6 | Posted by rcade at 2019-02-21 05:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 8

This is a good thing. I can't believe this dragged on for 11 years.

#7 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-02-21 05:28 PM | Reply

I even heard the cults mention speaksoftly flew to the island on the lolita express

#8 | Posted by mutant at 2019-02-21 05:31 PM | Reply

So, of course, Acosta, being an honorable citizen who respects the law and all, is resigning.

Right?

#9 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-02-21 05:31 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

What blows me away is that a non-prosecution agreement with Epstein was somehow used to halt an FBI investigation into dozens of other high-profile people. Why would the FBI stand for that? There is more to this and it needs to be unraveled.

#10 | Posted by JOE at 2019-02-21 05:31 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 7

While the victims ultimately would like to see Epstein go to jail, the judge's ruling stopped short of issuing a remedy or punishment. He gave the government and victims 15 days to confer with each other to come up with a resolution.

Now what? As a minimum, U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta should resign or be impeached. So should any other (former) federal prosecutors that were involved in this fiasco. Also, the victims should sue Epstein if they haven't done so already.

#11 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2019-02-21 05:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

What blows me away is that a non-prosecution agreement with Epstein was somehow used to halt an FBI investigation into dozens of other high-profile people. Why would the FBI stand for that? There is more to this and it needs to be unraveled.

#10 | POSTED BY JOE

Absolutely.

#12 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-02-21 05:40 PM | Reply

FBI investigation into dozens of other high-profile people.

There's got to be a lot of billionaires -------- their pants right now.

Throw them all in jail. Start with Acosta. Then whoever ordered him to do it. Then whoever allowed it at the FBI. Then just keep going until you get them all.

Of course that will never happen. Justice only exists for the upper class. The lower class can go ---- itself.

#13 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-02-21 05:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Good! Make him sit and listen to all his accusers. Whomever is in his contact list, expose them. If Bill Clinton and Trump are in there, display those -------- too.

#14 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2019-02-21 05:50 PM | Reply

Orange bad man drumph banned epstein from all his properties after visiting his island once for an hour.

#15 | Posted by mutant at 2019-02-21 05:56 PM | Reply

Thank you, Miami Herald!

Wrong! Wrong! The Miami Herald is the TRUE enemy of the people.

#16 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2019-02-21 06:14 PM | Reply

Even my boiy stephen www.MChawking.com visited Epstein's neato island.

www.telegraph.co.uk

...was one of 21 internationally renowned scientists attending a conference, funded by Epstein, on gravity.

#17 | Posted by mutant at 2019-02-21 06:21 PM | Reply

I am ecstatic that this is finally being brought to light. Sad to see that it didn't happen earlier, like during the Obama presidency.

This has been one of my go-to news interests alongside the Dan Markel story (which turned out way more complicated than expected, and ended up being solved).

The 3pstein case has so much intrigue due to the money, politics, and influential members of society on the periphery. News articles paint the guy as a hedge fund mastermind, but he is a true unknown in the industry - he was more than likely receiving an allowance from Les Wexner

#18 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-02-21 06:50 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

After reading this Miami Herald story, does anyone really still thinks that collusion is not a crime?

#19 | Posted by berto42 at 2019-02-21 07:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

All of the people involved should go to jail a long time.
BTW, can we all agree now collusion is a crime? It's called in that fancy legal-speak CONSPIRACY.

#20 | Posted by e1g1 at 2019-02-21 07:22 PM | Reply

So many I normally disagree with I am in complete harmony with on this thread.

BTW - DOJ is OVER the FBI. Probably why they were able to quash the investigation. LOTS of powerful people likely to be implicated.

#21 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2019-02-21 07:54 PM | Reply

Remember this woman who dropped her lawsuit against Trump out of fear after his election?:

Woman who accused Donald Trump of raping her at 13 drops lawsuit

Woman had alleged Trump and billionaire Jeffrey Epstein raped her in 1994

www.theguardian.com

#22 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-02-21 08:22 PM | Reply

What blows me away is that a non-prosecution agreement with Epstein was somehow used to halt an FBI investigation into dozens of other high-profile people. Why would the FBI stand for that?

Two words:

Bill

Clinton

This is a be careful what you wish for moment for the Clintonistas, because according to flight manifests Bubba flew on the Lolita Express with Epstein over 20 times, at least 6 of those without his Secret Service detail.

#23 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-21 08:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"This is a be careful what you wish for moment for the Clintonistas,"

Nobody cared when Old Man Bush turned out to be a groper, and nobody will care about Bill. Nobody's opinion are going to change about Clinton, Trump, or any of Epstein's frequent flyers.

#24 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-02-21 08:44 PM | Reply

Both Trump and Clinton, along with Dershowitz, Chris Tucker, Larry Summers, Forrest Sawyer, Paul Podesta and Ron Burkle, to name a few, should all go to jail if they had sex with the single named women (Nina, Aline, Tasha, Julianne to name a few) on the manifests that the FAA has.

#25 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-21 08:45 PM | Reply

#24

Some people may not "care", but in this #Metoo era, plenty of people will care, a lot.

#26 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-21 08:48 PM | Reply

You're judging them all by two minutes at their worst?

Say it ain't so!

#27 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-02-21 08:48 PM | Reply

"should all go to jail"

Your opinion will change if they have calendars.

#28 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-02-21 08:49 PM | Reply

#27

For Bubba, it was probably about 12 minutes.

#28

That's what a flight manifest is.

#29 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-21 08:53 PM | Reply

#22

Actually, "her" attorney, Lisa Bloom, dropped the lawsuit when she failed to produce the alleged plaintiff, in chambers, pursuant to court order. This was after she filed the identical suit in CA and dropped it for the same reason.

Both the California and New York Bar's investigated Ms. Bloom for filing a meritless lawsuit, only NY gave her a warning while the Judge in NY, on the record, tore her a new one.

#30 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-21 08:57 PM | Reply

Both Trump and Clinton, along with Dershowitz
#25 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

From what I heard, Epstein had an underage girl give Dershowitz a rub and tug ("The Al Gore") and filmed it - which he then used to blackmail Deshowitz into providing free legal services.

I think this is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of people Epstein ensnared. Given that Trump could land 10's without Epstein paying for it, I don't think he had underage sex - sex with 'of age' women, sure, that fits his life pattern. If there were underage boys and crack available at Epstein's island or house, Obama will be sweating.

#31 | Posted by nobiasposter101 at 2019-02-21 09:10 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Both Trump and Clinton, along with Dershowitz
#25 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

From what I heard, Epstein had an underage girl give Dershowitz a rub and tug ("The Al Gore") and filmed it - which he then used to blackmail Deshowitz into providing free legal services.

I think this is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of people Epstein ensnared. Given that Trump could land 10's without Epstein paying for it, I don't think he had underage sex - sex with 'of age' women, sure, that fits his life pattern. If there were underage boys and crack available at Epstein's island or house, Obama will be sweating.

#32 | Posted by nobiasposter101 at 2019-02-21 09:10 PM | Reply

"If there were underage boys and crack available at Epstein's island or house, Obama will be sweating.

POSTED BY NOBIASPOSTER101 AT 2019-02-21 09:10 PM | REPLY"

you are truly a vile, lying piece of garbage.

#33 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2019-02-21 09:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

you are truly a vile, lying piece of garbage.
#33 | POSTED BY ALEXANDRITE

I believe Larry Sinclair. We have accusations against Obama of him engaging in gay sex while smoking crack. Heck, Obama admitted his coke habit and weed habits already. The only stretch here is if he had an underage boy or two slip by knowingly or unknowingly. My guess is that we could round up 10+ underage boys in Boystown or the Chicago bathhouse scene that would state they had sex with Obama. We will just have to wait and see where this goes.

#34 | Posted by nobiasposter101 at 2019-02-21 09:24 PM | Reply

Part of me thinks nobias is crazy, the other part believes he knows something about contacting underage boys at Boystown...

#35 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2019-02-21 09:41 PM | Reply | Funny: 5

Part of me thinks nobias is crazy, the other part believes he knows something about contacting underage boys at Boystown...
#35 | POSTED BY 101CHAIRBORNE

100% of me thinks Chairborne heads up his local chapter of Log Cabin Republicans and can't sit for several days after their monthly meetings.

#36 | Posted by nobiasposter101 at 2019-02-21 09:46 PM | Reply

Some people are saying that Epstein, Dershowitz and the------------------- would make Ivanka airtight when she was 13.

#37 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2019-02-22 07:22 AM | Reply

Some people are saying that Epstein, Dershowitz and the------------------- would make Ivanka airtight when she was 13.
#37 | POSTED BY REINHEITSGEBOT

This is the type of post that should not be allowed to go unchallenged in court and it is a disgrace that this website will not remove it.

#38 | Posted by nobiasposter101 at 2019-02-22 07:34 AM | Reply

This is the type of post that should not be allowed to go unchallenged in court and it is a disgrace that this website will not remove it.

#38 | POSTED BY NOBIASPOSTER101 AT 2019-02-22 07:34 AM | REPLY

You might want to review your own comments, on this thread and elsewhere, and see if you can smell the irony.

#39 | Posted by cbob at 2019-02-22 08:50 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

100% of me thinks Chairborne heads up his local chapter of Log Cabin Republicans and can't sit for several days after their monthly meetings.

#36 | POSTED BY NOBIASPOSTER101

The homophobia is strong in this one.

#40 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2019-02-22 09:12 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Wsan't Jeffrey Epstein best buddies with slick willie? Seems to me that this deal was made during the o'bummer years.

#41 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-02-22 06:11 PM | Reply

he's also friends with trump and dershowitz.

scum float together.

#42 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2019-02-22 06:17 PM | Reply

If it means getting at Trump in some way
the Clintons are expendable at this point. I can remember many thread on Epstein's Lolita Express being dumped during the election.

#43 | Posted by visitor_ at 2019-02-22 06:28 PM | Reply

#42 Alex,

What is your beef with Dershowitz?

#44 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-02-22 06:29 PM | Reply

Senior signature is suspect.

#45 | Posted by fresno500 at 2019-02-22 07:24 PM | Reply

#43 | Posted by visitor_

That's funny - I remember several not being dumped. I don't care who it is - the guilty should pay.

#46 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2019-02-22 08:44 PM | Reply

If it means getting at Trump in some way
the Clintons are expendable at this point. I can remember many thread on Epstein's Lolita Express being dumped during the election.

#43 | POSTED BY VISITOR_

You're one wacky partisan, aren't you visitor? How about pedo's go to jail regardless of whether their name is trump, or clinton? Whether they put an R or a D next to that name? Ever think of that one?

#47 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-02-22 08:56 PM | Reply

heads up his local chapter of Log Cabin Republicans and can't sit for several days after their monthly meetings.
#36 | POSTED BY NOBIASPOSTER101

I thought they held their meetings anally.

#48 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-02-22 08:58 PM | Reply

Annually*

#49 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-02-22 08:58 PM | Reply

Oh dear.

#50 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-02-22 08:59 PM | Reply

What is your beef with Dershowitz?

#44 | POSTED BY JEFFJ AT 2019-02-22 06:29 PM | REPLY

He's pro torture.
He calls any questioning of israels actions anti semetism.
He got OJ off after going on tv to say how guilty he was.
He's trumps friend.
He wrote a watb column about how he lost all his friends because trump is a rotten pos.

need i go on?

#51 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2019-02-22 09:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Indy, you dont know what you're talking about. I earned a vacation when I brought up this subject during the campaign. Welcome to the party pal. Late as usual.

#52 | Posted by visitor_ at 2019-02-22 09:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Here Is Pedophile Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein's Little Black Book

gawker.com

#53 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-02-22 09:43 PM | Reply

"He got OJ off after going on tv to say how guilty he was."

That also got us The Kardashians.

Imagine how much better the world would be if OJ couldn't have gotten effective legal representation because he was black.

#54 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-02-22 10:50 PM | Reply

Interesting, no?:

Yashar Ali @yashar

I did not know Ken Starr was Jeffrey Epstein's attorney.
7:32 PM - 21 Feb 2019

#55 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-02-22 11:30 PM | Reply

LEX,

He's pro torture.

He is? Are we talking about in time-sensitive national security situations (ticking time bomb scenario) or are we talking about simply being masochistic?

He calls any questioning of israels actions anti semetism.

I suspect that's a gross oversimplification (more on that in a minute).

He got OJ off after going on tv to say how guilty he was.

I wasn't aware that he alleged OJ's guilt prior to representing him. I tried Googling it and can't find anything to substantiate your claim.

He's trumps friend.

He's a self-described Democrat who was vocal in his support of Hillary and donated to her campaign. This is why I characterized your Israel comment as an oversimplification and it's why I question your characterization of his stance on torture. He was adamantly opposed to Trump as a candidate and was quite public about it. When I got to this comment I knew you were FOS.

He wrote a watb column about how he lost all his friends because trump is a rotten pos.

I read that column. What he lamented was that when performing a legal analysis of certain actions Trump had taken his friends urged him not to publish his findings. The reason being was that his legal friends actually agreed with his legal analyses but didn't want him to publish them because they proved that Trump was actually right from a legal standpoint. In short, they wanted him to ditch being honest if it in any way helped Trump.

I'll be honest, I'm surprised by your shallow dislike for this guy. You are normally much more careful and fair than this.

#56 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-02-23 07:06 AM | Reply

Wsan't Jeffrey Epstein best buddies with slick willie? Seems to me that this deal was made during the o'bummer years.

#41 | POSTED BY SNIPER AT 2019-02-22 06:11 PM | REPLY | FLAG:

Way to arrive at a thread 40 posts too late.

Just when I think your posts can't get any better, you amaze me.

#57 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-02-23 08:01 AM | Reply

"If there were underage boys and crack available at Epstein's island or house, Obama will be sweating.
POSTED BY NOBIASPOSTER101 AT 2019-02-21 09:10 PM | REPLY"
you are truly a vile, lying piece of garbage.

#33 | POSTED BY ALEXANDRITE AT 2019-02-21 09:14 PM | FLAG:

Don't waste the time on a troll of that level.

#58 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-02-23 08:03 AM | Reply

More criminal behavior from the Trump Crime family. Acosta should be fired immediately and Trump should be impeached for incompetence based on the number of criminals and self dealing grifters that he's appointed/hired to high ranking positions.

Michael Flynn
Scott Pruitt
Tom Price
Nikki Haley
David Said
Ben Carson
Wilbur Ross
Brock Long
Brenda Fitzgerald
Rob Porter
Dan Scavino

There's probably some I'm forgetting

#59 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2019-02-23 08:37 AM | Reply

Wsan't Jeffrey Epstein best buddies with slick willie? Seems to me that this deal was made during the o'bummer years.

#41 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-02-22 06:11 PM | Reply | Flag:

he's also friends with trump and dershowitz.

scum float together.

#42 | Posted by Alexandrite

Big difference al............. slick willie spent much time with jeff, many times on his island.

#60 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-02-23 12:34 PM | Reply

This should be a much bigger story. Probably quite a few of Epstein's clients among the rich, famous and powerful who used his child sex services but have not faced prosecution yet...

#61 | Posted by berto42 at 2019-02-23 02:40 PM | Reply

Imagine how much better the world would be if OJ couldn't have gotten effective legal representation because he was black.

#54 | POSTED BY SNOOFY AT 2019-02-22 10:50 PM | REPLY |

cute trolling attempt.

#62 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2019-02-23 09:13 PM | Reply

sorry, jeff...i've been busy reading dershowitzs book "The Case Against BDS: Why Singling Out Israel for Boycott is Anti-Semitic."

#63 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2019-02-23 09:19 PM | Reply

More criminal behavior from the Trump Crime family. Acosta should be fired immediately and Trump should be impeached for incompetence based on the number of criminals and self dealing grifters that he's appointed/hired to high ranking positions.

Michael Flynn
Scott Pruitt
Tom Price
Nikki Haley
David Said
Ben Carson
Wilbur Ross
Brock Long
Brenda Fitzgerald
Rob Porter
Dan Scavino

There's probably some I'm forgetting

#59 | POSTED BY JOHNNY_HOTSAUCE

How does Nikki Haley belong in this group? I think a case can be made for the rest of them, but I have no idea why she was included in this group. Note: If it's the $50,000 drapes...those were ordered by the Obama administration - she had nothing to do with it.

#64 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-02-24 10:29 AM | Reply

I'd vote for Bernie, he was hilarious on Seinfeld as George Steinbrenner.

#65 | Posted by visitor_ at 2019-02-24 11:12 AM | Reply

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