WASHINGTON. There’s something fishy about the impending prosecution of billionaire financier and registered sex offender, Jeffrey Epstein. His unsealed indictment of Sunday last goes against a 2007 deal reached between his lawyers and then-US Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Alexander Acosta – President Trump’s current US Secretary of Labor.
A light sentence
Epstein’s light sentence for sex trafficking of underage girls – 13 months in county jail with trips to his Palm Beach office permitted for business – was granted in exchange for testimony against Wall Street executives connected to the selling of derivative investments comprised of toxic subprime loans.
These are the very instruments that were responsible for triggering the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression.
As the Miami Herald noted:
“Records show that Epstein was a key federal witness in the criminal prosecution of two prominent executives with Bear Stearns, the global investment brokerage that failed in 2008, who were accused of corporate securities fraud.”
Ironically, the two Bear Stearns executives were later acquitted.
So, why the sudden reversal in the agreement by the Justice Department not to prosecute Epstein for his earlier crimes?
A deal is undone
I believe it has to do with the upcoming 2020 presidential election.
Before his fall, Epstein was one of New York City’s power players. His friends included US politicians and a few rarefied worthies among the world’s royal bloodlines.
Former President Bill Clinton and Britain’s Prince Andrew were among the hedge fund manager’s inner circle.
The association was allegedly based on their mutual attraction to underage girls.
It’s been reported that Bill Clinton traveled on several occasions to Epstein’s private Caribbean island aboard the millionaire’s private plane – dubbed the “Lolita Express.” And the former president ditched his Secret Service detail before jetting off to the Spanish Main.
But the mainstream media are focusing on one quote by President Donald Trump.
In 2002, Trump told New York Magazine that Epstein was “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.”
However, it must be noted that Trump had Epstein removed, and subsequently banned, from Mar-A-Lago, allegedly for his behavior with very young women. (Court Documents: Trump Banned Epstein From Mar-A-Lago For Alleged Assault On Underage Girl)
Christine Pelosi, daughter of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a Democratic National Committee official, said via Twitter:
“This Epstein case is horrific and the young women deserve justice. It is quite likely that some of our faves are implicated but we must follow the facts and let the chips fall where they may – whether on Republicans or Democrats.”
Pelosi the younger is right to worry. According to Epstein’s 14-page indictment:
“JEFFREY EPSTEIN, the defendant, worked and conspired with others, including employees and associates who facilitated his conduct by, among other things, contacting victims and scheduling their sexual encounters with EPSTEIN at the New York Residence and at the Palm Beach Residence.” (Emphasis added).
Get ready for Kavanaugh II
Do you remember Professor Christine Blasey Ford? She made the accusation that while in high school, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her before witnesses. The witnesses in question submitted sworn affidavits denying Ford’s claim.
That did not matter. The media promoted the lie in hopes of ginning-up public pressure to convince a few of the Senate’s gelatinous Republicans to reject Kavanagh’s confirmation. The fear was, and remains, that Kavanaugh could be the deciding vote that overturns the Supreme Court’s ruling in Roe vs. Wade.
But the Ford gambit failed and Kavanaugh took his seat on the high court.
The FBI is waiting by the phone
Last Sunday, the office of the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York issued a tweet:
“If you believe you are a victim of Jeffrey Epstein, or have information about the conduct alleged in the indictment unsealed today, please call 1-800-CALL FBI.”
This is just a theory, but that sounds a lot like a casting call for an accuser – ala Christine Blasey Ford.
One willing to unjustly implicate President Trump in the illegal sex trafficking of underage girls. Complete with a 1-800 number to the very federal police agency that since the summer of 2016 has attempted to tie Trump to a fictitious Russian plot to sway the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.
With the Trump/Russia collusion conspiracy theory falling flat on its face and impeachment unlikely, the need to implicate Trump in something many degrees worse than treason would serve as a perfect political cudgel for 2020 while providing the #MeToo movement its highwater mark.
Bill Clinton’s fall
In 2007, the Gallup organization found that respondents considered Bill Clinton fourth among America’s “greatest presidents.” A man who, despite his uncontrollable sexual appetites, proved one of the Democratic Party’s “faves.”
But Trump Derangement Syndrome has reached a fever pitch. And the woman who was humiliated for decades by her husband’s “bimbo eruptions” – which proved as reliable as Yosemite’s Old Faithful – is still smarting from her humiliating defeat at the hands of first-time politician Trump.
A second bite at the apple
Could it be that Hillary Clinton has signed off on a plan by the Justice Department’s New York branch to bring down Jeffery Epstein as a means for getting Trump removed from office? It would also provide satisfying revenge on her unfaithful husband of 44 years.
It may sound far fetched, but we must remember the CIA and FBI’s counterintelligence operation against the 2016 Trump campaign, which included the infiltration of spies, was predicated on a dossier filled with fabrications paid for by Hillary Clinton.
And like the government’s case against Jeffrey Epstein, a Trump/Epstein collusion theory may provide Hillary and her imploding political party a second bite at the apple.
Top Image: US Attorney Geoffrey Berman announces indictment against
millionaire Jeffrey Epstein for sex trafficking. Fox News screen capture.