by Karl Denninger, Market Ticker:
The blowback — and blowup — is likely to be highly amusing on this one.
(CNN) Florida-based billionaire Jeffrey Epstein has been indicted on new charges related to alleged sex crimes involving minors, law enforcement sources told CNN on Saturday.
Epstein was arrested Saturday and is expected to appear in federal court in New York on Monday.
Epstein faces charges brought by US prosecutors in Manhattan, after previously evading similar charges when he secured a non-prosecution deal with federal prosecutors in Miami.
Note a couple of points here:
1. The non-prosecution agreement was ruled “egregious” after review (over a decade down the road!) itself. Guess who was neck-deep in all of this at the time it was negotiated? No, that wasn’t Obama — it was Bush, and, of course, ex-President Clinton.
2. Guess who effectively blocked review while he was in office? That would be Obama, with, of course, heavy ties to Senator (and then Presidential candidate) Cankles, the “wife” of avowed serial philanderer Bill Clinton who we know, factually, solicited and obtained blowjobs from an intern in the White House. She, however, was an adult and thus at least theoretically could legally consent. Such is not the case for those under the age of consent in a given state and, in the context of federal law where movement across a state or national boundary is involved, under the age of 18.
While there is (not yet) proof that Clinton was involved in these alleged felonies there’s plenty of circumstantial evidence. There’s also circumstantial evidence tying British Royalty and several high-powered legal folks in the US to these events as well, including direct accusations by some of the known victims.
Why is SDNY chasing this now? Because they hate Trump, and Acosta, who was neck-deep as the prosecutor involved, works for Trump now. Therefore, this is “get Acosta and hope Trump gets caught in the net.”
If Trump is involved in this then he deserves to fry. But I’ll take the under on that one. The record does show that he did boot Epstein from Mar-a-Largo for allegedly attempting solicitation of an under-age girl.
As for Clinton and those others, on the other hand, I’ll go the other way. One of the more-damning pieces of evidence is Epstein’s aircraft logbook, which contains entries for the people on board; for what possible legitimate purpose were, for example, both Clinton and some underage girl — or group of girls — on the plane at the same time?
Note that while CNN is running a story on this, at the top of the page, in fact while Fox News has exactly nothing anywhere on their page at this time on the same subject. Gee, I wonder why not?
The blowback on this is likely to get real interesting. I note that the “deal” that Epstein cut does not exclude prosecution for any act that had a criminal element in another federal district, which would include New York.
It appears he simply thought that being rich, powerful and having the goods on a lot of well-connected people would be sufficient to keep some enterprising federal prosecutor from going after him. After all, it’s not like he didn’t fly all over the damn country (and world!) in a plane that had the nickname Lolita Express.
It probably would have been sufficient too, if we had gotten President Cankles.
But we didn’t, and the obsessive hatred of the partisan leftward arm of the so-called Just-Us department, hell-bent to get President Trump, has now chosen to perform the DOJ’s equivalent of an old saying from wartime: We had to destroy the village to save it.
How’s your blood pressure these days Mr. Clinton?