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Fri Feb 17, 2017, 06:02 AM

Trumps Labor nominee oversaw sweetheart plea deal in billionaires underage sex case

Source: POLITICO

President Donald Trump's new nominee for secretary of labor, Alexander Acosta, could face a grilling in the Senate over claims that — while he was the top federal prosecutor in Miami — he cut a sweetheart plea deal in 2008 with a billionaire investor accused of having sex with dozens of underage girls.

As the U.S. attorney for Southern Florida, Acosta agreed not to file any federal charges against the wealthy financier, Jeffrey Epstein, if he pled guilty to state charges involving soliciting prostitution and soliciting a minor for prostitution.

Epstein ultimately received an 18-month sentence in county jail and served about 13 months — treatment that provoked outrage from alleged victims in the case.

Soon after the deal was cut in 2008, two women filed suit claiming that the decision to forgo federal prosecution violated a federal law — the Crime Victims Rights Act — because they and other teenagers Epstein paid for sex were never adequately consulted about the plea deal or given an opportunity to object to it.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/alexander-acosta-trump-jeffrey-epstein-plea-235096



“I've known Jeff (Epstein) for 15 years. Terrific guy,'' Trump told New York Magazine back in 2002. "He's a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. No doubt about it — Jeffrey enjoys his social life."

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Response to mobeau69 (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 06:16 AM

1. Horrors never end with nomination of yet another swamp creature to Cabinet

Just when I thought maybe this guy was a notch above the last nominee-

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Response to wishstar (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 06:23 AM

2. A notch above only means he can be

bought.

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Response to mobeau69 (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 06:28 AM

3. K&R! Geez... And I was just looking at the list of "most read" stories on the website

Every single one of them is about some major scandal/f*** up/embarrassment involving Trump...

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Response to mobeau69 (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 06:44 AM

4. This "sexual predator" must just hang out with, I don't even know how to describe them

that they are all linked to grouping, assaulting, demeaning, etc........woman and then saying this:


“I've known Jeff (Epstein) for 15 years. Terrific guy,'' Trump told New York Magazine back in 2002. "He's a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. No doubt about it — Jeffrey enjoys his social life."

And if someone peon below the billionaire /millionaire class were to do this-------------they would be in jail for life.

Does he tdrumpf have some "black book" that he carries around or something, this is just amazing.


And the country has a Congress and Senate, that is just doing nothing on the competency of this criminal team, they have there agenda of party over country..................insane.





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Response to turbinetree (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 06:52 AM

5. soliciting prostitution and soliciting a minor for prostitution.

Mind-blowing! How could there not have been a statutory rape charge?

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Response to mobeau69 (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 06:59 AM

6. Look at the list of powerful people involved with Epstein, that may give some insight into why...

he got off so lightly.

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Response to mobeau69 (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 06:31 PM

14. Money................case close

but if you or I or someone else that can't even make bail did this, we would be on the nightly news for a week.

There are "two sets of books in this country" there's and then there are ours

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Response to mobeau69 (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 07:18 AM

7. Wow -- Trump and Epstein, together again

…just like in that alleged rape case from just before the election, where the accuser backed down after having her life threatened by Trump supporters.

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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 10:18 AM

11. She was anonymous.

How could her life be threatened? Did you forget that detail?

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Response to former9thward (Reply #11)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 11:11 AM

12. Anonymous to the general public yes

Anonymous to those involved in the situation.... not so much.

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Response to moda253 (Reply #12)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 07:43 PM

15. No, it was a fake lawsuit and everyone in the legal community knew it.

Which is why every court that it touched immediately tossed it. Sorry you fell for it.

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Response to mobeau69 (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 08:24 AM

8. Pedophiles and wife beaters

of the world unite- The White House needs you to join the he-man woman hater club. This entire administration is disgusting.
Democrats should be in FULL REVOLT and are not.

The best, most consistent leadership coming from the Democratic Party is coming from the Congressional Black Caucus.
LOVE THEM!

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Response to mobeau69 (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 08:28 AM

9. What?

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Response to mobeau69 (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 08:29 AM

10. They need to ask him if he ever visited Orgy Island.

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Response to mobeau69 (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 11:16 AM

13. sickening to read

 

what is this country coming to. I knew when I found out the charges against Trump for child rape involved Epstein that they were true. This creep needs to be out of office yesterday.

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