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Sat Jul 27, 2019, 02:41 PM

Epstein case: judge agrees to keep documents on 2008 plea deal secret





https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jul/27/jeffrey-epstein-2008-documents-secret
A judge in New York has granted a request from prosecutors to keep secret documents relating to Jeffrey Epstein’s controversial 2008 sexual abuse plea deal, on the grounds that the materials could hamper their investigation of others in the financier’s milieu.

The documents, which will be shared with Epstein’s attorneys, are believed to concern not only the deal itself, which allowed Epstein to plead guilty to low-level state solicitation charges, but also a clause that granted immunity to any and all potential co-conspirators and named four women suspected of facilitating or participating in alleged crimes against minors.

The documents may also shed light on the 2008 deal, which was kept secret from accusers for nearly a year in what some claim was a violation of the Crime Victims’ Rights Act. Controversy over the deal forced the resignation earlier this month of the US labor secretary, Alex Acosta, who was US attorney in Miami at the time.

In a court filing, prosecutors with the southern district of New York argued that the materials could “affect the privacy and confidentiality of individuals … [and that] would impede, if prematurely disclosed, the government’s ongoing investigation of uncharged individuals”.

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Reply Epstein case: judge agrees to keep documents on 2008 plea deal secret (Original post)
Roland99 Jul 2019 OP
Leghorn21 Jul 2019 #1
uponit7771 Jul 2019 #4
Haggis for Breakfast Jul 2019 #12
PoliticAverse Jul 2019 #2
Pacifist Patriot Jul 2019 #3
uponit7771 Jul 2019 #5
Roland99 Jul 2019 #6
uponit7771 Jul 2019 #7
leftieNanner Jul 2019 #8
stuffmatters Jul 2019 #13
58Sunliner Jul 2019 #9
Roland99 Jul 2019 #10
Possum Hunter1 Jul 2019 #11
johnnyfins Jul 2019 #14
58Sunliner Jul 2019 #15

Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Sat Jul 27, 2019, 02:48 PM

1. Almost screamed out loud, then kept reading:

In a court filing, prosecutors with the southern district of New York argued that the materials could “affect the privacy and confidentiality of individuals … [and that] would impede, if prematurely disclosed, the government’s ongoing investigation of uncharged individuals”.[

Rock on, SDNY

NO MERCY

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 27, 2019, 03:27 PM

4. No, SDNY is compromised by Barr

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 27, 2019, 05:45 PM

12. Leghorn, you read my mind.

The part that really irritates me is the clause about "any and all POTENTIAL co-conspirators."

And uponit raises a good point about Barr's involvement.

I want to see justice actually WORK in this case. Because if it fails here, the precedent, the message it sends, the potential it raises is chilling. Epstein has engaged in human sex trafficking of minor children and everyone is dancing around HIS issues. WTF ? We should be gagging on this.

Also, yesterday, it was revealed that he had been "injured" in his cell. Marks, bruises or lacerations were discovered around his neck. There was no further information about that or how it happened. Either the inmates took matters into their own hands, or Epstein is going for an Oscar for performance art in an attempt to get himself released to "safer" conditions. They cannot release this guy into house arrest. His is a HUGE flight risk.

Justice delayed is justice denied.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Sat Jul 27, 2019, 02:49 PM

2. Rec'd for exposure. n/t

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Sat Jul 27, 2019, 03:23 PM

3. This is a good thing.

For now. The need to investigate others who could also face prosecution or help nail down prosecutions currently outweighs the public's need to know. This may change, but for the moment, I'm comfortable with law enforcement carrying on their work.

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 27, 2019, 03:27 PM

5. No, SDNY is compromised by Barr

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #5)

Sat Jul 27, 2019, 03:31 PM

6. If it was the state of NY....

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Response to Roland99 (Reply #6)

Sat Jul 27, 2019, 03:42 PM

7. Okay, I thought Epstein was an only federal case

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #7)

Sat Jul 27, 2019, 04:11 PM

8. No. I think You are correct

I believe it is Berman at SDNY, and it's very possible that Barr has compromised the case - for at least CERTAIN INDIVIDUAL(S).

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #5)

Sat Jul 27, 2019, 05:46 PM

13. 1000%

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Sat Jul 27, 2019, 04:35 PM

9. Uhmmm, is this the reason for the case?

To shut the release down? I trust nothing from Barr.

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Response to 58Sunliner (Reply #9)

Sat Jul 27, 2019, 05:17 PM

10. The article mentions a wider investigation but I wonder if Barr will scuttle

Just like he did with the Trump Org case

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Response to 58Sunliner (Reply #9)

Sat Jul 27, 2019, 05:31 PM

11. Trump Again

This give the Republicans time to hide evidence. Especially Mitch, his part in all this just came out, he may not have even started hiding anything yet. Now he has time.

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Response to 58Sunliner (Reply #9)

Sat Jul 27, 2019, 05:53 PM

14. Bingo!!!!!!!

I said this very thing when epstein was arrested. Its a federal case. Doesnt go forward without Barr's ok. Coincidentally, docs regardin g epstein and his pals were going to be released.

Now they're not. AND, the feds raided epsteins house in NYC. If there was any evidence there that could have incriminated trumplethinskin, it has neen "disappeared" by now.

What a bunch of scumbags.

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Response to johnnyfins (Reply #14)

Sat Jul 27, 2019, 11:35 PM

15. I was hoping it was in motion before Barr and an off-shoot of Mueller due to Cohen.

But it might have been crafted when the lawsuit to release moved forward and exposure was imminent. It actually makes more sense in terms of timing. Maybe Cohen said the evidence was in the safe. It's so effed up. Scumbags indeed.

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