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Wed Jul 10, 2019, 03:34 PM

Acosta defends Epstein deal, says 'facts are certainly being overlooked'

Source: The Hill

Labor Secretary Alex Acosta on Wednesday defended at length his handling of a 2008 plea deal with wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein and insisted his relationship with President Trump is “outstanding.”

During a news conference, Acosta said he is “pleased” that federal prosecutors in New York City are bringing sex-trafficking charges against Epstein and said “facts are certainly be overlooked” in criticism of the deal he struck.

“Times have changed and coverage of this case has certainly changed,” he said to reporters.

Acosta has faced calls for his resignation for the deal he struck Epstein, which required the financier to plea guilty to soliciting prostitution, register as a sex offender and spend just over a year in jail while enjoying work-release privileges.

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/452462-acosta-defends-epstein-deal-says-facts-are-certainly-being-overlooked

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Reply Acosta defends Epstein deal, says 'facts are certainly being overlooked' (Original post)
brooklynite Jul 10 OP
mr_lebowski Jul 10 #1
IronLionZion Jul 10 #2
olegramps Jul 10 #8
IronLionZion Jul 10 #10
Auggie Jul 10 #3
mahatmakanejeeves Jul 10 #4
House of Roberts Jul 10 #5
beachbum bob Jul 10 #6
B Stieg Jul 10 #7
The Mouth Jul 10 #9
MurrayDelph Jul 10 #11

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 03:41 PM

1. We're not talking 40+ years ago here asshole ... (nt)

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 03:45 PM

2. Acosta should resign and Epstein should go to prison for life

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 04:58 PM

8. Acosta could be charged with prosecutorial misconduct.

This demands a full investigation with extensive examination of his financial records and correspondence.

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Response to olegramps (Reply #8)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 05:22 PM

10. Who's going to charge him?

I hope it happens but it sounds the Trump administration would be in charge of any federal investigation unless the house does it somehow.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 03:51 PM

3. Got your attention dickhead?

Acosta goes into defense mode.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 04:20 PM

4. @OversightDems just announced they will hold hearings on Alex Acosta's handling of Epstein plea deal

Congrats to the Dems on finding a single vertebrae in drawer somewhere



@OversightDems just announced they will hold hearings on Alex Acosta's handling of Epstein plea deal.

They're demanding Acosta testify:


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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 04:29 PM

5. Aye. You overlooked the fact that you were supposed to notify

the victims you were giving their abuser a sweetheart deal, so their counsel could object. They were denied due process.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 04:32 PM

6. Keep defending pedophiles ....not a winning issue except with other

pedophiles

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 04:36 PM

7. Anybody ask him how much or who paid him off?

Just askin'

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Response to B Stieg (Reply #7)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 05:14 PM

9. I wonder what's on *HIS* laptop

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 08:06 PM

11. I was listening while driving

Switched to a Harry Potter audiobook.

I decided if I was going to listen to someone trying to induce farting of secondhand smoke, I'd rather it get there by magic.

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