by Karl Denninger, Market Ticker:
So let me see if I have this right.
You bust a notorious serial pedophile after evidence of corruption in letting him go with a slap on the wrist 10 years ago surfaces.
You raid his house in the process of this bust and find evidence of continuing criminal sexual activity related to children — specifically, you find alleged child pornography in his home. Possession of this material is a serious criminal act. Transportation of that material across a state line, which essentially had to occur for it to be there given where some of the acts allegedly took place, is a serious federal offense standing alone.
Said person is known to have had a “black book” and other associations that appears (but is not yet proved) to finger dozens of high-profile executives, billionaires, and government officials both here and in other nations, including royalty and an ex-President, in the sexual trafficking and abuse of young girls. Some of these allegations, but by no means all, were raised in a related civil case that a court ordered unsealed.
Said person allegedly tries to commit suicide shortly after being taken into custody, and fails.
You do not put said person under 24×7 individual secured watch to both prevent a second attempt or an “assisted attempt” on an immediate, right now, permanent basis until he can be brought forward to trial.
I’m supposed to believe Barr is “shocked” at these events?
Barr didn’t bother making damn sure on a personal basis, as the Attorney General of the United States, that a person who is arguably the most-notorious abuser of young girls ever arrested in the history of the United States, and who has fingered myriad rich and powerful people by both evidence and implication, all of which needs to be run into the ground and might well be during said trial, when said accused people include both foreign royalty and an ex President of the United States, is not kept absolutely safe and secure in such a manner as to preclude any possibility of him killing himself (since he already tried it once) or anyone else, of which there are many that I’m sure would like him dead, from killing him?
I’m supposed to believe that?
Let me just put one example out here: Acosta is on the record, albeit “informally”, saying that he was told to back off in the original prosecution because Epstein was an “asset.” To Barr: Who’s asset and who told Acosta that? Names. In public. Right ****ing now, jackass. You think Barr missed that? I sure as hell didn’t.