Blackmail: The Franklin Scandal & Jeffrey Epstein (feat. Nick Bryant)

by | Jun 25, 2022

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…“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.

– Ward, V. (Daily Beast, Aug. 19th, 2019). Jeffrey Epstein’s Sick Story Played Out for Years in Plain Sight

Nick Bryant is a journalist and author of The Franklin Scandal: A Story of Powerbrokers, Child Abuse, & Betrayal. 

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