According to investigative journalist Vickie Ward -- who has been covering the Jeffrey Epstein case since 2003 -- Alexander Acosta, the former U.S. attorney who cut Epstein a sweetheart plea deal back in 2007, did so 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," Acosta, who resigned as Secretary of Labor on Friday, reportedly claimed.
"The case is getting uglier and more weird the more we look into it," said Glenn Beck on Friday's radio program. "Back in 2007, the charges brought against [Epstein] were brutal. I want you to listen to this quote. 'The FBI and the U.S. Attorney's office determined that from 2001 to September 2007, Epstein had conspired to persuade minors to engage in prostitution, conspired to transport minors across state lines for the purpose of illicit sexual conduct, and recruited a minor across state lines to engage in a commercial sex act'."
"Despite what appeared at the time to be a slam-dunk case, the government chose to offer Epstein a plea deal," Glenn continued. "They slapped him on the wrist with a lesser charge and serving minimal time. Now, not only did this deal get him off easy, but it also immunized him and his co-conspirators from prostitution."
Glenn noted Vicky Ward's most recent article in which she wrote of Acosta:
Epstein's name, I was told, had been raised by the Trump transition team when Alexander Acosta, the former U.S. attorney in Miami who'd infamously cut Epstein a non-prosecution plea deal back in 2007, was being interviewed for the job of labor secretary. The plea deal put a hard stop to a separate federal investigation of alleged sex crimes with minors and trafficking.
"Is the Epstein case going to cause a problem [for confirmation hearings]?" Acosta had been asked. Acosta had explained, breezily, apparently, that back in the day he'd had just one meeting on the Epstein case. 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.)
"I think [what Ward wrote] might be explosive -- explosive enough to blow up a good portion of our system," Glenn said. "Is this implying that Epstein was working with an intelligence agency as some sort of asset? Was this sex ring being used as blackmail material for powerful people all over the world? Is somebody in the government using and protecting someone like Jeffrey Epstein, using these girls, to gain power over very powerful people all over the world?"
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