Before we demand that Labor Secretary Alex Acosta to be fired and thrown under the bus for giving Epstein a “sweetheart deal,” it might be worth taking the time to review the history of what the FBI was up to with Epstein. Mueller was head of the FBI at the time.
We may never know what for sure the FBI wanted out of him, but we do know he was an informant. Interesting that I read that Ken Starr was involved in the plea deal. Let’s hear from Acosta what the goods were and the deal.
UPDATE: Acosta Resigns.
He’d cut the non-prosecution deal with one of Epstein’s attorneys because he had “been told” to back off, that Epstein was above his pay grade. “I was told Epstein ‘belonged to intelligence’ and to leave it alone,” he told his interviewers in the Trump transition, who evidently thought that was a sufficient answer and went ahead and hired Acosta. (The Labor Department had no comment when asked about this.)
Back to the post:
First, going to my old stash:
May 25, 2018
From the 5/24/18 FBI Vault release: “Epstein has also provided information to the FBI as agree upon.” Is that why he escaped serious charges for molesting over twenty girls?
Ed: At the time of the post, all pages of the FBI files were in black ink and mostly blank. It now lists 28 parts, but at the time of my posting there were only 8 listed below.
Perhaps Attorney General Barr could release these? Oh right, Barr has recused himself, pulling another Jeff Sessions. This of course leaves the SD of New York on its own. Surprise! Comey’s daughter will be one of the Prosecutors -Anyone want to bet her speciality will be to dig up any dirt on Trump?
UPDATE: Earlier reports suggested that he would be recusing himself. But he’s only recusing himself from review of the 2008 plea because that involved Kirkland Ellis lawyers. (Which means we will never know how the FBI was involved, crimes and Acosta will be left out to dry. Better than nothing I guess.)
Via NY Post
After consulting Justice Department ethics officials, Attorney General William Barr will not recuse himself from overseeing the sex-trafficking case of billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in New York, according to reports.
From the FBI file: Click on PDF of file. Page down a number of pages to get past the redacted pages.
File Jeffrey Epstein Part 01 of 08
File Jeffrey Epstein Part 02 of 08
File Jeffrey Epstein Part 03 of 08
File Jeffrey Epstein Part 04 of 08
File Jeffrey Epstein Part 05 of 08
File Jeffrey Epstein Part 06 of 08
File Jeffrey Epstein Part 07 of 08
File Jeffrey Epstein Part 08 of 08
Here is one theory of why he got the sweetheart deal:
Jeffrey Epstein Became a Government Informant as Part of Sweetheart Plea Deal so reads the Daily Beast back in November of 2018
In exchange for a sweetheart plea deal that buried dozens of allegations by underage girls of sexual abuse at his Palm Beach, Florida, mansion, disgraced hedge-fund manager Jeffrey Epstein provided federal investigators with “unspecified information,” according to records cited in a Tuesday (2018) report from the Miami Herald
…”But as part of that deal, according to records cited by the Herald, Epstein provided “valuable consideration”—in other words, critical information—to federal investigators. There’s no direct evidence of what that information was, but records show that at around the same time, Epstein was considered to be a crucial witness during the trial of two Bear Stearns executives who faced allegations of corporate securities fraud during the 2008 financial crisis.”
As part of my 2018 post I included:
Lolita Express: Clinton’s Secret Service agent threatens damaging info on former president: Former Agent Dan Bongino is a Fox regular.
So Dan…time to spill.
Other than that, all is well in the swamp.
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