Epstein Case - With Barr Un-recused, How will this case play out?
NYT writer Michelle Goldberg was on Rachel Maddow tonight talking about Epstein and the consequences of elite impunity. Epstein became synonymous with, as Goldberg puts it, “deep corruption among mostly male elites across parties, and the way the very rich can often purchase impunity for even the most loathsome of crimes.” I heard that when Epstein finished serving his "time," he wasn't viewed as an outcast among the wealthy and elite society. Instead, he was pretty much welcomed back, as if nothing had happened -- hosting and attending parties, etc. And the Manhattan DA, Cyrus Vance, even sought a reduced sex-offender status for Epstein. Epstein was required to register as a sex offender under that sweetheart deal he got in Miami in 2008. During a 2011 sex offender registry hearing, Vance’s office argued to downgrade Epstein's sex offender status from a level 3 to the less-restrictive level 1 status. WHY?
Also -- has anyone heard that Acosta is seeking cuts of 80% to the Bureau of International Labor Affairs' 2020 budget, used to fight human trafficking, forced labor and child labor? The bureau’s budget would fall from $68m to $18.5m in 2020. The proposed reduction is so drastic that experts say it would kill off many federal efforts to curb sex trafficking. Here is a link to the story: https://www.thedailybeast.com/labor-secretary-alex-acosta-who-cut-deal-with-epstein-tried-to-slash-anti-trafficking-budget?ref=undefined
What in blazes is going on?
This morning I read a comment about an article in the NYT that Epstein was involved with Deusch Bank (there's that old spelling problem again!) He has borrowed large sums of money in exchange for expert advise. Don't know on what but they "fired" him in May of this year about the time they were required to hand over Morons records. I swear I can feel it in my bones THIS IS ALL ABOUT MONEY!!!!!! I just hope they are able to move more quickly on this case then on MOron's.
Epstein is now claiming that he introduced Moron to his wife.
Yogagirl, I totally agree that it's about money and power. This has been building for decades. I guess as a nation we needed someone like T**** to bring all of this immorality and corruption to the surface.
And the other thing is, we'll never be a peaceful nation without coming to terms with the sins of our past. I love my country, but we can be arrogant as hell. And in so much denial. That's why we're going to have to learn the hard way. But that's also why I have the strong belief that, in the end, those on the side of justice, love and peace will prevail.
Yeah I found it interesting that two days ago Acosta proclaimed himself a hero and then BOOM! he resigns. Who do you think gave the great orange one that order? Did uncle Vlad call uncle Rupert and give the order? Enquiring minds want to know . Geez I can't believe I typed that last line! These guys flip flop faster than a fish.