Former Epstein attorney Ken Starr says Alex Acosta played tough in 2008

Former Epstein attorney Ken Starr says Alex Acosta played tough in 2008


>>– OVER 12 YEARS OLD THAT HAS INPUT THROUGH MULTIPLE LEVELS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. AS I LOOK FORWARD I DON’T THINK IT’S RIGHT OR FARE FOR THIS ADMINISTRATION’S LABOR DEPARTMENT TO HAVE EPSTEIN AS THE FOCUS RATHER THAN THE INCREDIBLE ECONOMY WE HAVE TODAY.>>ALEX ACOST A IS>>ALEX ACOSTAA IS>>ALEX ACOSTA IIS>>ALEX ACOSTA ISS>>ALEX ACOSTA IS STEPPING DOWN. IT’S OVER AN ALLEGED PLEA DEAL WITH EPSTEIN. THAT WAS DONE DURING THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION A DECADE AGO. ACOSTA SAYS IT WAS THE BEST AGREEMENT HE WOULD MAKE. SHOULD HE RESIGN AT ALL? WHY DID HE RESIGN? JOINING US IS SOMEONE WHO REPRESENTED EPSTEIN YEARS AGO. KEN STARR. KEN, WAS A PLEA DEAL REALLY ACOSTA’S BEST PLAY IN THIS CIRCUMSTANCE? HE SAID THAT BARRY KIRSCHER THE STATE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY WASN’T INCLINED TO PURSUE THE CASE AGAINST EPSTEIN FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS SOME, WE’RE NOT PRIVY TOO. WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS TONIGHT.>>WELL THERE IS AN IRONY HERE. BY THE WAY I BELIEVE ALEX ACOSTA IS COMPLETE INTEGRITY AND TOOK ONE FOR THE TEAM TODAY. YES, I WAS INVOLVED IN THOSE NEGOTIATIONS. IT WAS ALEX ACOSTA AND THE U.S. ATTORNEY OFFICE PLAYING TOUGH. THEY WERE INSISTING ON CONDITIONS WITH RESPECT TO THE PLEA AGREEMENT WITH JEFFERY EPSTEIN. WE WERE ARGUING. I PERSONALLY ARGUED BEFORE U.S. ATTORNEY ALEX ACOSTA AND HIGHER UPS IN THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT THAT WHAT WAS A HREPBGPUGH IN PALM BEACH COUNTY, AND UNDER INVESTIGATION BY THE COUNTY, WERE STATE OFFENSES NOT FEDERAL OFFENSES. LAURA, THIS IS NOT A FEDERAL ARGUMENT. DON’T FEDERALLY CRIMINALIZE THIS AREA OF THE LAW THAT BELONGS TO THE STATES. IT’S A QUINTESSENTIAL STATE OFFENSE OF SEXUAL ROCK OFFENSE OF SEXUAL WOCK OFFENSE OF SEXUAL WROK OFFENSE OF SEXUAL WRONG DOING. ALEX DISAGREED WITH THAT. HERE IS THE IRONY. HE WAS PUSHING FOR A HARDER KIND OF DISPOSITION, A TOUGHER DISPOSITION, WE ULTIMATELY CAME TO AN AGREEMENT THAT EVERYONE WAS SATISFIED WITH BUT WHAT HAS SINCE HAPPENED HAS HAPPENED.>>Laura: KEN, NOW WE LEARN OF COURSE THERE ARE ALLEGATIONS OF TRAFFICKING PEOPLE ACROSS STATE FRONT. THAT WOULD INDICATE AT THIS POINT WITH APPARENTLY WHAT THE ALLEGATIONS ARE THAT THIS IS NOW OF COURSE A FEDERALLY TRIGGERED CASE BECAUSE OF THE CROSSING STATE FRONT CORRECT.>>THAT WOULD BE, CORRECT, LAURA. THERE WERE NO ALLEGATIONS OF CROSSING STATE FRONT IN THE FLORIDA SITUATION. SO, YOU’RE RIGHT. THESE ARE ACCUSATIONS. SERIOUS ACCUSATIONS, OBVIOUSLY. EVERY HUMAN BEING IS ENTITLED TO BASIC HUMAN DIGNITY. WE WILL SEE WHAT HAPPENS. YOU’RE RIGHT, LAWYER THRAFPLT IS NO SUGGESTION THAT HUMAN TRAFFICKING, NON CONSENSUAL USE OF DRUGS AND THE LIKE IN THE FLORIDA CASE OR THE STATE’S ATTORNEY IN PALM BEACH COUNTY WOULD HAVE TAKEN A VERY DIFFERENT LOOK AT THE ENTIRE SITUATION.>>Laura: KEN, JULIE BROWN IS THE REPORTER WRITING A LOT ABOUT THIS AND SPEAKING ABOUT THIS ON MSNBC THIS WEEK AND SAID THIS. LET’S WATCH.>>HOW MUCH PUSH BACK PRESSURE WAS BROUGHT TO BARE ON THAT U.S. ATTORNEY’S OFFICE FROM PEOPLE CONNECTED TO EPSTEIN AND HIS ATTORNEY HE’S THAT WERE HIGH POWERED HIGH PRICED ATTORNEYS WHEN THE CASE WAS BEFORE ALEXACOSTA.>>I THINK THEY WERE BOWLED OVER FRANKLY BY THE ATTORNEYS, KEN STARR. THESE WERE BIG NAME TOWARDS.>>Laura: I HAPPEN TO KNOW AWFUL YOU. I HAVE KNOWN YOU FOR SOME TIME, KEN. THAT, THAT IS JUST ABOUT THE MOST HIGH POWERED TEAM I CAN THINK OF. HOW DID YOU GET INVOLVED IN THE CASE INITIALLY?>>WELL, OUR FIRM WAS RETAINED BY JEFFERY EPSTEIN AS PART OF THE DEFENSE TEAM. I WAS BROUGHT IN SPECIFICALLY TO ARGUE THE CONSTITUTION FEDERAL POINTS. THE IDEA OF ANYONE BEING BOWLED OVER IS NONSENSE. NOBODY WAS BOWLED OVER. I WAS IN THE MEETINGS. THEY LISTENED RESPECTFULLY. THE PUSH BACK WAS FROM THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY OFFICE. AT MAIN JUSTICE WHEN THE MATTER WAS REVIEWED AT OUR REQUEST I HEARD THINGS SUCH AS YOU’RE MAKING COMPELLING ARGUMENTS. WE WILL DEFER TO THE U.S. ATTORNEY WITH THE FEDERAL INTEREST HERE. I FIRMLY DISAGREE WITH THESE ACCUSATIONS.>>Laura: KEN, WHAT YOU’RE SAYING IS ACOSTA TOOK THE HARD LINE IN THE CASE.>>CORRECT.>>Laura: YOU WERE THERE IN THE ROOM.>>I WAS IN THE ROOM.>>Laura: HE’S NOW OUT OF THE CABINET BECAUSE OF THE MEDIA SETTING UPON HIM 12 YEARS LATER BECAUSE OF HIS ASSOCIATION WITH DONALD TRUMP. THAT IS WHAT IS GOING ON AND HAPPENS IN WASHINGTON. MUELLER IS TESTIFYING NOW, KEN. THEY’RE MOVING IT BACK TO THE 26th OR SO? 24th.>>YES. A WEEK LATER.>>Laura: THOUGHTS ON. THAT IS THAT A SIGN OF BREAKDOWN AND NEGOTIATIONS OF WHAT HE WILL TALK ABOUT?>>WELL, WE DON’T KNOW. MY SPECULATION, LAURA, IS THAT THERE WERE HOUSE DEMOCRATS SAYING ME TOO, SO TO SPEAK. I WANT TO BE ABLE TO QUESTION ROBERT MUELLER. SO I THINK THAT’S THE DYNAMIC, THE INTERNAL DYNAMIC.>>Laura: THEY WANT TO GRANDSTAND, KEN.

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    David Olson

    Alan Dershowitz has done a very good job defending criminals. It's his job, whether they are pedophiles or murderers. It's his job to get them off. This is who he is. He takes on high profile cases worth a lot of money. He wins and gets people like Epstein and O.J. off. That is not against the law. He makes a lot of money doing it. That is not against the law either. What is for sure is just because Alan Dershowitz is so good at his job doesn't mean his clients were innocent. Just because Alan Deshowitz is so good at his job it doesn't mean the victims didn't suffer even more. So we applaud Alan for being so good and thank God more guilty people can't afford him.

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    David Olson

    Isn't is ironic the two lawyers that got a pedophile off work for FOX news? The guy that found the blue stained dress helped Alan Dershowitz get a billionaire pedophile off. Now FOX is defending the deal that got a billionaire pedophile off. The guy Trump once described as a terrific guy. The guy that made the deal with the pedophile's lawyers works for Trump. Acosta, Dershowitz & Starr, Attorneys at Law. What a team they made. At the end of the day once Followers of Trump are done cheering and hailing their chief and the best of the best that work for him underage girls were abused.

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    Keith Mc

    Acosta was required by law to notify the other victims of Epstein of the plea deal. It was simple thing to do. It makes me wonder if a little cash exchanged hands.

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    John Cook

    John Cook Australia 🇦🇺 . Ken Starr is a lawyer . What are they good for ? Twisting the truth is the speciality of the trade . Anything that comes out of their mouths is pure crap . Of course Trump is a clean skin . Butter wouldn't melt in his mouth . Pure as the driven snow . A real man of honour . One great fellow .
    Now if you believe that about Trump we have an opera house and a harbour bridge for sale here in Australia that are going concerns making very good turnover . They can be bought separately our as a single purchase. All serious offers will be considered accompanied by a $ 10,000 us holding fee . Send all offers to me in Queensland Australia.

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    Change my Diaper

    “People”… no Laura… not people… CHILDREN across state lines… MSM once again in sync… In sick pedophilic sync.. That’s not a slip.. That’s you showing your true colors…

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    HABAKKUK THE GREAT PROPHET

    Apex child predators types folks..Beware of Aquarius and Scorpios..Do not vote anymore fixed signs into any authority ever!!

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    mike larry

    These media people are keeping us distracted y’all noticed y’all don’t hear anything about that lawyer micheal avanati they sweeping that under the rug wake up this whole r Kelly an Epstein thing is a distraction

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    Mary Howard

    ken Starr is liar, BS, BS, BS. He is no doubt in this up to his neck and no doubt has had massages from Epsteins minors. One of the top. men in the swamp.

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    Benjamin Pruett

    Tough – yeah right.  Pretty much Epstein has some dirt on some powerful people who also took advantage of the Lolita express and got a get out of jail free card. Now they are exposed as letting an actual pedophile go free and most likely he continued to abuse children.  Acosta, Kenn Star, and Alan Derschowitz should be ashamed but they aren't.

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    MrGrateful1

    Hey Ken, why don't you mention the secret plea deal, that by law, has to inform the victims that it is being made. it is illegal not to inform them.

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    Fionnuala Hussey McCarthy

    how can Ingram interview this man, the case was brought back because the victims (left out in the cold) were offended by 'the under the table' deal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and thank goodness the unredacted papers fell into the right hands NOW let the public see all the sealed (unredacted) documents. There are new victims coming out of the woodwork with confidence to speak up and Epstein will not be able to silence then. I suspect he has other passports maybe to Belgium, UK Ireland (when back in the 1990's Irish government were handing out passports for money. OHHH and when he was arrested on in NJ airport who was on the returning plane from Paris (underage trafficked girls)????

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    Alric the Red

    What a hypocrite this woman is. If Acosta was in a Democratic Administration, she'd be demanding his head on a pike. Now she's questioning whether he should have been asked to resign at all. Seriously? What the hell. I don't care if he resigns or not, and I have no real opinion. However, I've watched her show, and I know how she'd react if this was the other way around. Partisan reporting for a partisan-stupid viewership.

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    Direnova

    These people are monsters. How can they give a pass to this scum? A 52 page indictment naming over 30 girls that wasn't presented in court to the dismay of the investigating team, a deal made in private ,away from Acosta's office. Why are they white washing these paedo enablers?

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    impatience1

    so deceptive. Laura Ingraham grates. Far prfer Tucker Carlson. Anyway, neither she nor Starr are mentioning Kirsher's (not sure about spelling —- state prosecutor) vehement denial of Acosta's claim that the plea deal was the best he could do.

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    LaVonne Gardino

    I WANT TO KNOW WHY IN MILITARY INSTULATIONS , PUBLIC OFFICES, AIRPORTS, I AM SUBUGATED TO HAVE TO WATCH CNN, I HAVE HEARD THERE IS PUSHBACK BY THE PUBLIC BUT NOT HEARING ANY OFFICIAL AMINISTRATION REGULATIONS ON THIS ISSUE, GOOGLE IT, WE ARE MANY!

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    Yanto Popoy

    A smooth talk to defend the ppwerful and blame little people. Hpw could this cheap interview be on air?

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    Emery Coppola Jr.

    Yeah, Acosta "played tough" with Epstein. Just like Michael Spinks played tough with Mike Tyson, who knocked Spinks out with one punch. LOL

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    Jen V

    Laura, I like you but acting as if this man did nothing wrong and stepped down because of the liberal mob is BS!!! This man had more then enough to go after Epstein for everything! He didn’t. He took a plea deal without asking the defendants if they wanted to accept or take to trial….illegal. He allowed Epstein to plea out to a lesser charge of solicitation of a minor rather then trafficking a minor and again when minors are involved u cannot take a lesser plea in order to get a conviction. Stop this right left paradigm. This isn’t right or left its government corruption

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    Crystal Myrick

    LAURA LAY OFF THE BOTOX ALREADY OMG!! AND TRUMP AND EPSTEIN AND DERSHOWITZ AND STARR ETC DA WERE TOLD TO BACK OFF DUE TO EPSTEIN BEING IN MOSSAD!!!

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    Max-Jayde Romero

    Ugly Awful woman … Acosta resigned for a real tangible reason and I cannot believe you all are making him a hero.

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    HYPERBLADE9

    if this was someone playing tough, then your all a bunch of spineless jellyfish. quick, cover it up as soon as possible. yall suck.

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    HYPERBLADE9

    i dont know any criminals that get to leave jail for 16 hours a day. what a bunch of bend overs. i hope all involved, including trump if he is involved, go to prison till they die there. if barr is told to get back involved with this case that points to donald needing protection. if that isnt the case why does he even care about this case. i dont think he involves himself or barr for all sexual based cases that happen in the united states, so why now, why. its pretty clear why……

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    Brian Fletcher

    This is a blackmail chain, where the vulnerable male succumbs to his more basic instincts, is set up, and gets caught up in the blackmail trafficing.
    All based on body and sexual guit, perpetuated by religious organisations.

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    Russell Kozlosky

    Is this acceptable to anyone??? Ken helped this monster continue his disgusting life… it’s not a big surprise he supports Acosta for folding. This should be considered disgusting on all levels by everyone. I can not continue taking these fools seriously —- poor poor poor Acosta- no mention of the countless victims around the world who needlessly suffered each and every day since that disgusting day when Kenny saved his friend from justice.

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    Analogous to Tower 7 : EPSTEIN 2020

    "Quoduis mendacium novis semper eget mendaciis quibus fulciatur."

    "Every lie requires always fresh lies to support itself."

    [Coranto: Journal of the Friends of the Libraries, Fall of 1966, Vol IV, No. I, The Folio Augustini of Schopenhauer, Martin Woods] (Is it not also true of every religion requiring "sacrifices"?)

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    Will Hirsch

    No Laura, Acosta is not out of the cabinet because the media hates donald tRump. He's out of the cabinet because he was drawing too much attention and the dottard doesn't want or need the guilt by association. Another reason is because, the plea deal he arranged was illegal and makes it pretty clear that he was giving Epstein the smallest possible slap on the wrist. Because of the new information, it's looking like a part of that sweetheart plea deal is going to be dropped, that being the protection portion that prevented authorities from investigating and prosecuting any of Epstein's pals, like tRump who might have been involved in the sexual exploitation of children. Now things will get interesting. I'm guessing that, if Epstein doesn't make bail, He'll be "found" dead from being suicided.

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    Zeena Abdura

    But, Acosta did sign off on the "confidentiality" of the sweet heart deal Jeffrey Epstein received.

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    Tree Climbing

    Barry Kirscher Palm County FL Prosecutor Attorney, was the (D) that attempted
    to persecute Rush Limbaugh when he got addicted to oxycontin.
    Then Dropped the Case against Epstein, like a hot potato. Ken Starr (R) was brought onboard to make it appear biased politics were Not in effect w Epstein.

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    Will Schmidt

    Does anyone believe that the 'child molesting pedophile swamp' will prosecute and jail the 'child molesting pedophile swamp?'

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    Kim Cornelissen

    Yeah Acosta took a strong disposition in protecting Epstein and his ring of conspirators and his well connected friends.

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    Jay Gold

    Leave it to the Democrats to politicize a brutal criminal! Acosta is the only one that made sure some consequences were enforced! Epstein was a huge Democrat donor, just like Weinstein…Clinton, Schumer, Obama…but the media tried to pretend Trump had something to do with him…

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    Robert Hill

    Any lawyer who cares more about money that “right vs wrong”, is a scumbag. Lookin right at u Ken

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    bobby poe

    this is ken starr lol he gave every lurid detail he could about monica lewinsky. had bill clinton been involved with this he'd have given every gory detail. he was the atty bullying and suppressing witnesses for epstien, i wonder if hes on any of the dvds

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    Mary Colton

    Well toooo bad Mr. Starr youre on the hot seat now for your incompetent ability to under oath tell the truth. This equals crime that you commit and you will pay for what you have done to these young innocent victims. Eat your words and weep you are going to jail.

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    G G

    Trump: "I've known Jeff for fifteen years. Terrific guy… He's 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."

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    MVE

    Defending a serial child rapist! How disgusting can you get! Unless you participated yourself in Epstein’s lolita network, like Dershowitz and Starr. Defending their own skin.

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    Paul Schneider

    Ken Starr was paid mightily to defend Epstein. And he gets paid now for carrying Acosta’s water

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    Marcelo Serrano

    “Bowed “ he even included a clause to release all co conspirators of any jeopardy? Ken and Alan who were bff with Epstein and had been at the the Lolita express? Federal law prohibits transportation of minors across state lines to essentially is another country. USV is nothing like the USA mainland.

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    John Balasa

    Give me a brake Ken Starr, you are lying!!!!!I am needier party system supporter ! I said clean up our government!

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    B Amann

    YOU MUST HAVE NOTICED THAT ACOSTA CONTRADICTED ALL OF THIS ON CAMERA NEXT TO DONALD TRUMP! THE NEWS JUST TRIED TO COVER IT UP AFTER SHOWING YOU THE VIDEO!

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    Norma Souza-Brien

    Ken Starr’ is one of the most corrupt, hypocritical lawyer. This is the guy who tried to impeach Clinton and ended up with an affair with an intern. Sleazy and crooked as they come. And we see here’s defending a person who rapes children. Don’t believe anything he has to say.

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    William Krul

    Think about this when you listen to Starr defending Epstein: Starr's father hired Epstein to teach at an exclusive NYC private school but Epstein had no degree from any college and was not officially qualified to teach. The whole Epstein affair is probably the most significant example of rampant corruption among the ruling classes in the world. Going into interesting times.

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    klea angeles

    So Laura, you angle here is: let perverts do what they will. No one has to be held accountable?
    Freaking hope you don't have children!!! No child deserves to be around child abuser freaks or apologists.

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    Dana William

    Clinton's pedophile organization came from the pizza shop and Epstein was the one running it. I know because I have family in NYC

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    Ted Solidays

    So this makes it obvious that Ken Starr was hired to take down the Clintons but secretly help them get out of trouble ..back in the 90s…right? Just like Dan Harmon pretending to go after the Killers of Kevin Ives and Don Henry but secretly cover it up and protect the killers. Am i right on this? If so..u cant trust one god damned person who is claiming they are going to take anyone down or put in jail. I voted Trump because of all the Arkansas murders…but im beginning to believe that Trump is secretly in bed with the Clintons. He will protect them. His tweets are just part of the gag. Pretending to hate each other for some ultimate gain that they all benefit over. And at the same time..making us like like total morons. Even the scholars

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    Dan M

    Creepy guy. They're all linked together. Bottom line is Acosta folded like a wet blanket because he wanted to move up… in the dirty slimy swamp.

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    HEAVENLY LIGHT Temple

    the government is involved. we will never know. alex acosta said he was told to lay off epstein " He belongs to 'intelligence'. 'intelligence? like in CIA? Central 'intelligence' Agency,

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    Colm Heneghan

    So the convicted pedophile's attorney Ken Starr, humbly rates the prosecution as "tough"? Is he building himself up here to make his position less than for the deplorable injustice that it was or is he carrying water for Fox News, portraying his once judicial adversary as complicit?

    Publicly funded personal security, guarding a convicted felon to unsupervised meetings with female "business associates" as stated in the terms of his work release is tough, right. Just sayin', in my opinion. Maybe my daughter, if I had one, deserves better. Ingraham or Starr don't appear to think so.

    Clearly Ken Starr's impression of Epstein's conviction didn't go far enough in the way of concessions. Billionaires don't belong in prison. I would argue billionaires should not exist for that very notion of an idea or the terms of his sentence to see the light of day.

    Talk about God syndromes. Trump couldn't get out of his way fast enough without conflating the crimes of his extensively familiar past with the economy. Don't look behind that curtain. You won't find the benevolent charlatan of Oz. You'll more likely find a sexual predator portrayed in the Oswald State Penitentiary.

    Billionaires want to live in the bubble of impunity. People like Ingraham and Starr present this illusion of the bubble like snake oil pitchmen. It's a bubble Epstein should have violently burst about him, wrapped in bars and dropped in the Marianas Trench along with Fox News and Putin who just had a birthday. Happy birthday Vlad from your devoted subjects at Fox News.

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