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Ex-State Attorney accuses Alex Acosta of [brokering] secret deal with Jeffrey Epstein's lawyers

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posted on Jul, 11 2019 @ 11:14 AM
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The plot thickens. I wondered when the Florida prosecutors would respond to Acosta blaming them for the Epstein debacle... and here it is!

Full title at link: E x-Palm Beach State Attorney accuses Alex Acosta of trying 'to rewrite history' and that he brokered a 'secret deal' with Jeffrey Epstein's lawyers after the Labor Secretary blamed state authorities for the pedophile's lenient sentence

Mr. Krischer's statement in full:

As the State Attorney for Palm Beach County for 16 years (1993-2009), which included the entire period of the Epstein investigation, I can emphatically state that Mr. Acosta's recollection of this matter is completely wrong. Federal prosecutors do not take a back seat to state prosecutors. That's not how the system works in the real world.

The State Attorney's Office took the Palm Beach Police Department's investigation to a Grand Jury, and subpoenaed witnesses. The Grand Jury heard all of the evidence that was available at the time (which did not include later evidence that emerged from civil depositions) and returned a single county indictment of Felony Solicitation of Prostitution, a third-degree felony.

Subsequently, the U.S. Attorney's Office produced a 53-page indictment that was abandoned after secret negotiations between Mr. Epstein's lawyers and Mr. Acosta. The State Attorney's Office was not a part to those meetings or negotiations, and definitely had no part in the federal Non-Prosecution Agreement and the unusual confidentiality arrangement that kept everything hidden from the victims. No matter how my office resolved the state charges, the U.S. Attorney's Office always had the ability to file its own federal charges.

If Mr. Acosta was truly concerned with the State's case and felt he had to rescue the matter, he would have moved forward with the 53-page indictment that his own office drafted. Instead, Mr. Acosta brokered a secret plea deal that resulted in a Non-Prosecution Agreement in violation of the Crime Victim's Rights Act.

Mr. Acosta's [sic] should not be allowed to rewrite history.

Sincerely,

Barry E Krischer


Mr. Krischer was responding to this press conference yesterday, where Mr. Acosta tried to explain his actions as the federal prosecutor in the negotiations for the 2008 plea deal, blaming the Florida prosecutors for the sweetheart deal:

Acosta Blames Grand Jury for Prostitution Charge: Epstein Update

I wasn't at all impressed with Mr. Acosta's excuse:

“We stepped in in this case and we stopped a bad state player. I understand that from today’s perspective, people scratch their heads and say why,“ Acosta said. “But how many times have you seen a federal office step into a state matter and stay to stop the state plea because it is insufficient?”

My response to that? Not freaking enough!!! Especially -- ESPECIALLY!!! -- when young girls are being victimized by creepy creepers. And is the ex-Florida prosecutor asserts, the feds don't take their marching orders from the states. The feds/Acosta had every opportunity and the power to prosecute Epstein for themselves, including transporting girls across state lines and to the island.

But it gets worse...

Was Jeffrey Epstein a SPY? Trump's Labor Secretary Alex Acosta won't deny he made non-prosecution deal with pedophile in 2007 because he was told the financier 'belonged to intelligence'

Were (and are) these young girls just tools in a government spy ring? Used, abused and discarded when no longer (young enough to be) useful?

I don't know, and I don't expect to even begin to understand all the whys and wherefore for at least a couple or few weeks. So I'll just be watching and reading and searching when appropriate. In the meantime, I don't believe anyone or trust anyone involved in this matter. Especially the feds. As is my wont, if the feds are involved, I blame them. Both Dems and Pubs.
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posted on Jul, 11 2019 @ 11:36 AM
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Epstein should've gone away for life. Anyone else would've.
The only reason he was given a slap on the wrist was because he is an intelligence asset to worldwide government agencies.

Epstein has the ability to implicate a variety of intelligence agencies for utilizing his honeytrap machine.

He's a deadman walking ...and a deadman's switch is likely the only thing keeping him alive.

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posted on Jul, 11 2019 @ 11:38 AM
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a reply to: Boadicea

A little more fuel for the fire:

A couple of years ago, I was interviewing a former senior White House official when the name Jeffrey Epstein came up.

Unaware of my personal history with Epstein, this person assured me that the New York financier was no serious harm to anyone. He was a good guy. A charming guy. Useful, too. He knew a lot of rich Arabs, including the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, and, further, he had clever ideas about creating bond issues for them. “OK, so he has a girl problem,” this person threw on, almost as an afterthought.

Just "a girl problem." Seems to me that it was the girls who had the problem. But I guess when the creepy creeper is your go-to-guy, girls are expendable.

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.)

Jeffrey Epstein’s Sick Story Played Out for Years in Plain Sight



posted on Jul, 11 2019 @ 11:41 AM
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I figured this was going to happen after watching Acosta's press conference last night. I wish I knew more about the law as these guys could be throwing out misdirection at any point in regards to who is allowed to do what and I'd never know, nor have the time to start digging through legal texts to find out on my own.

I couldn't put a lot of faith behind Acosta just based off him passing the buck the entire time and acting like he was the saving grace in the situation.



posted on Jul, 11 2019 @ 11:42 AM
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I believe that the reason that Epstein has been arrested again...is because Brennan and other corrupt DSer's are no-longer in control of their agencies.



posted on Jul, 11 2019 @ 11:44 AM
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originally posted by: IAMTAT
Epstein should've gone away for life. Anyone else would've.
The only reason he was given a slap on the wrist was because he is an intelligence asset to worldwide government agencies.

Epstein has the ability to implicate a variety of intelligence agencies for utilizing his honeytrap machine.

He's a deadman walking ...and a deadman's switch is likely the only thing keeping him alive.


I agree totally. There's no way this guy didn't know that he was protected, and he played it for all it's worth.

Which begs the question: What changed? Why the arrest now? Is this to protect Epstein/others with protective custody... or to take down Epstein and others.

I'm watching the situation in England and Prince Andrew as well. But also Prince Harry. Prince William doesn't seem the type, but Harry's reputation precedes him. Is it possible that Uncle Randy Andy brought the young Harry along on some jaunts? Or maybe that's just my overactive imagination...



posted on Jul, 11 2019 @ 11:48 AM
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a reply to: Boadicea

I just saw a news brief that said Epstein has asked the judge to release him to house arrest.
He could find a way to get around the boot and then just disappear from the US like Roman Polanski.



posted on Jul, 11 2019 @ 11:49 AM
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originally posted by: Drucifer
I figured this was going to happen after watching Acosta's press conference last night.


Yup -- you and me both! And I'm sure lots of others. This was not going to go unanswered.


I wish I knew more about the law as these guys could be throwing out misdirection at any point in regards to who is allowed to do what and I'd never know, nor have the time to start digging through legal texts to find out on my own.


Basically, all you need to know about the law is the "Supremacy Clause," granting the feds supremacy over the states in pretty much any/all actions. The feds can do pretty much whatever they want.

But it's also helpful to know that the feds could have brought their own charges, including (perhaps especially) in terms of trafficking across state/international lines. That would be entirely up to the feds. The states don't have the power to prosecute multi-state crimes.


I couldn't put a lot of faith behind Acosta just based off him passing the buck the entire time and acting like he was the saving grace in the situation.


Exactly. "But look! I was the GOOD guy!!!"



posted on Jul, 11 2019 @ 11:49 AM
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originally posted by: Boadicea

originally posted by: IAMTAT
Epstein should've gone away for life. Anyone else would've.
The only reason he was given a slap on the wrist was because he is an intelligence asset to worldwide government agencies.

Epstein has the ability to implicate a variety of intelligence agencies for utilizing his honeytrap machine.

He's a deadman walking ...and a deadman's switch is likely the only thing keeping him alive.


I agree totally. There's no way this guy didn't know that he was protected, and he played it for all it's worth.

Which begs the question: What changed? Why the arrest now? Is this to protect Epstein/others with protective custody... or to take down Epstein and others.

I'm watching the situation in England and Prince Andrew as well. But also Prince Harry. Prince William doesn't seem the type, but Harry's reputation precedes him. Is it possible that Uncle Randy Andy brought the young Harry along on some jaunts? Or maybe that's just my overactive imagination...


What changed?

Brennan and other corrupt DS dinosaurs have been removed from their agencies by Trump.
They are more vulnerable than they have ever been...now that they can't control their exposure.



posted on Jul, 11 2019 @ 11:51 AM
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Which begs the question: What changed? Why the arrest now? Is this to protect Epstein/others with protective custody... or to take down Epstein and others.


Is it possible the the 3 letters simply got tired of trumps insults and decided to show who the real boss is. The Epstein/trump connection is solid...imo. It would be interesting to see what the FBI seized in their raid of Es house.

www.vanityfair.com...
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posted on Jul, 11 2019 @ 11:58 AM
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originally posted by: IAMTAT
I believe that the reason that Epstein has been arrested again...is because Brennan and other corrupt DSer's are no-longer in control of their agencies.


LOL -- we cross posted about this.

I have given this some thought. It could be that his "protectors" -- Brennan et al -- are no longer in a position to protect him, hence the arrest.

But it also occurs to me that the SDNY team also knows that Epstein knows enough dirt on Brennan et al that he is being hidden away from those who might make him an offer he can't refuse. I keep thinking about the rep SDNY has for acting like its own agency. And Barr sure isn't giving me any confidence. I'm still not sure if Barr actually recused himself or not -- I've heard both. And the fact that Barr's dad hired Epstein as a professor fresh from dropping out of college. Plenty fishy right there.

I sure don't envy Epstein! I'm thinking he's stuck between a rock and a hard place.



posted on Jul, 11 2019 @ 12:02 PM
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originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: Boadicea

I just saw a news brief that said Epstein has asked the judge to release him to house arrest.
He could find a way to get around the boot and then just disappear from the US like Roman Polanski.


I think that's a real good possibility -- fleeing. He has the resources -- human and otherwise -- to do so. I don't think that's a stretch at all. It will be interesting to see what comes of it.

In my opinion, Epstein's decision to flee or not (if granted house arrest) will depend entirely on whether he thinks he still has the protection to ride this out... or not. Might be telling in and of itself.



posted on Jul, 11 2019 @ 12:02 PM
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a reply to: olaru12

I read that yesterday... I'm still a bit hesitant to fully believe it as that guy has made his modern career around being anti-Trump. Why did he wait till now, or is he just cashing in since it's relevant and not out of the realm of possibility?

That said, it wouldn't be hard to prove if it is true and they do an investigation. With matters like this, throw the book at anyone guilty, it's truly disgusting. Even if I had a dog in the fight, that dog could go if they are a POS. But I doubt his supporters would believe it even if there was evidence, and we'd be back to the drawing boards of "treasonous coups".



posted on Jul, 11 2019 @ 12:05 PM
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a reply to: Boadicea


Think of the quandary.
Epstein was a resource to a variety of intelligence agencies. None know for sure if he has a deadman's switch...but while some agencies will attempt to make a hit...others will still try to protect him from those other international intelligence agencies to avoid their own exposure.

It's a total DS clusterFK.

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posted on Jul, 11 2019 @ 12:11 PM
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a reply to: IAMTAT


What changed?

Brennan and other corrupt DS dinosaurs have been removed from their agencies by Trump.

They are more vulnerable than they have ever been...now that they can't control their exposure.


Maybe... but those "dinosaurs" would include James Comey and Mueller... and I find it hard to believe that Team Maurene Comey decided now's a great time to ruin Daddy and (maybe) Godfather!!!



posted on Jul, 11 2019 @ 12:11 PM
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a reply to: olaru12

Woo! Talk about a conspiracy.

A rich guy with private jets and contacts with Saudi Arabia? Making blackmail material.

Sounds like a useful intelligence tool.


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posted on Jul, 11 2019 @ 12:13 PM
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originally posted by: Boadicea
a reply to: IAMTAT


What changed?

Brennan and other corrupt DS dinosaurs have been removed from their agencies by Trump.

They are more vulnerable than they have ever been...now that they can't control their exposure.


Maybe... but those "dinosaurs" would include James Comey and Mueller... and I find it hard to believe that Team Maurene Comey decided now's a great time to ruin Daddy and (maybe) Godfather!!!


She is not in charge.
Trump-appointed prosecutor is.
The guy is a friend/protégé of Giuliani.
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posted on Jul, 11 2019 @ 12:14 PM
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originally posted by: IAMTAT
Epstein should've gone away for life. Anyone else would've.
The only reason he was given a slap on the wrist was because he is an intelligence asset to worldwide government agencies.

Epstein has the ability to implicate a variety of intelligence agencies for utilizing his honeytrap machine.

He's a deadman walking ...and a deadman's switch is likely the only thing keeping him alive.


THIS::::


Whenever you see a absurdly light sentence for what should be basically being buried under the prison you can bet that some deal has been cut or they have been instructed by their superiors to do so in order to full fill a greater purpose (In their eyes)..

Ever wondered what happened to make a politician do a total U turn on a policy?, my money would be some dirt is known and my guess is they are made aware of this just before they make their decisions. Otherwise a HD copy lands on their partners desk and every news agency from here to timbuktu.

With power like that it makes perfect sense to keep the players in the game and if caught a few calls gets them a get out of jail card...



posted on Jul, 11 2019 @ 12:17 PM
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originally posted by: grey580
a reply to: olaru12

Woo! Talk about a conspiracy.

A rich guy with private jets and contacts with Saudi Arabia?

Sounds like a useful intelligence tool.


Saudi Arabian contacts might be able to help someone out of the country.



posted on Jul, 11 2019 @ 12:18 PM
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a reply to: olaru12


Is it possible the the 3 letters simply got tired of trumps insults and decided to show who the real boss is.


Sure it's possible... is it admirable or respectable or in any way justifiable? Nope. If they had the goods on Epstein and sat on it only to bring it out when it could hurt their political/ideological opponent, then it's quite despicable.


The Epstein/trump connection is solid...imo. It would be interesting to see what the FBI seized in their raid of Es house.


I think we'd all like to know that!




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