Multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein was accused of sexually assaulting dozens of teen girls. Their stories were dismissed by prosecutors, who cut Epstein a lenient deal. His victims have never had a voice, until now. Part 1 of #PerversionofJustice
"This is a story the world needs to hear.’’ Jaw-dropping story details Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta's role in covering up what's been described as a "sexual pyramid scheme" involving girls as young as 13.
"He went after girls who he thought no one would listen to and he was right." Just incredible investigative reporting from
This is a jaw-dropping, must read story.
Superb story about how Labor Secretary Alex Acosta let predator Jeffrey Epstein cut an unusual deal that even granted immunity to "any potential co-conspirators." The deal "essentially shut down an ongoing FBI probe into whether there were more victims."
Senior WH aide tells me this Miami Herald story about Alexander Acosta striking a deal on Jeffrey Epstein will absolutely hamper his chances of becoming AG
The Miami Herald "identified about 80 women who say they were molested or otherwise sexually abused by [Jeffrey] Epstein from 2001 to 2006.” A stunning and damning report
Jeffrey Epstein — a financier and pal of Bill Clinton and Donald Trump, represented by an all-star legal team including Alan Dershowitz and Ken Starr — got the "deal of a lifetime" on sex crimes charges from prosecutor Alex Acosta, now Sec. of Labor.
When he was Miami’s top federal prosecutor in 2007, went out of his way to arrange a plea deal for a hedge-fund multimillionaire who preyed on underage girls. The deal was kept from the victims. They know about it now. Bravo, .
CNN reporting Labor Sec. Alex Acosta is no longer in the running to become attorney general following Miami Herald's Jeffrey Epstein investigation People who know Acosta have long said his real ambition is to become a federal judge
3. The Epstein news is happening because of the incredible reporting of & . If you haven't read the original story that revived the case, you should
Federal child sex trafficking laws are very stringent with mandatory minimums of 5, 10, 15 yrs common in cases with many fewer victims. A 13 month sentence doesn’t just happen. Acosta & Dershowitz need to explain now.⁦ ⁦
This is an awful story well reported. Trying, and failing, to come up with a theory of how the plea process and plea terms are defensible.
2/ First off, again, full credit to the amazing reporting by of the for "How a future Trump Cabinet member gave a serial sex abuser the deal of a lifetime"...worth a read
“He ruined my life and a lot of girls’ lives. People need to know what he did and why he wasn’t prosecuted so it never happens again.” Disturbing new investigation from ⁦
"Acosta... would explain that he was unduly pressured by Epstein’s heavy-hitting lawyers" [including Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz] to manipulate the criminal justice system in Epstein's favor. Alex Acosta is now Donald Trump’s Labor secretary.
This story about a bipartisan effort at the highest political levels to protect a billionaire who molested dozens of poor young girls is incredibly disturbing.
The Pulitzer committee should seriously consider for her work in turning over the rocks covering Jeffrey Epstein's scandalous plea deal.
Our series #perversionofjustice now has more than 6 million views — we received more than 800 subscriptions in one week alone. Thank you for supporting #localjournalism ! Jeffrey Epstein: About the sex trafficking case & accusations | Miami Herald
4. One thing worth contemplating is that Alan Dershowitz lobbied hard against the Miami Herald getting a pulitzer prize for this piece.
Ahead of today's presser on the charges against Jeffrey Epstein, a reminder of this thorough report from the Miami Herald last November: "How a future Trump Cabinet member gave a serial sex abuser the deal of a lifetime."
Read the full #PerversionofJustice investigative series on Jeffrey Epstein here
Thread: Sickened to read this investigation of Jeffrey Epstein's sex crimes and the deal he cut with prosecutors. (Epstein had a walk-on part in our investigations .)
The remarkable and sordid story of how Trump’s Secretary of Labor (and possible Attorney General) Alexander Acosta gave Jeffrey Epstein the deal of a lifetime. Awful stuff, and Trump knows all about it, which may explain why Acosta’s in his Cabinet!
This paragraph from a Miami Herald report on Jeffrey Epstein is unreal
Tonight is a good night to remind everyone that oversight of child sex trafficking falls under the Department of Labor, to which Trump made Acosta secretary.
If you read anything today, read this .....How a future Trump Cabinet member gave a serial sex abuser the deal of a lifetime
The man on left, Trump’s Sec of Labor Alex Acosta, helped the man on right, billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, escape accountability for *serial sexual abuse of minors*. Acosta now oversees efforts to stop human trafficking. He must go. #FireAlexAcosta Story:
I urge you to back and read ’s 3-part series “Perversion of Justice” that started all of this. It is a stunning expose on this egregious miscarriage of justice
The Miami Herald stands by its story. You can read Part 1 of #PerversionofJustice here
Here is the full #PerversionofJustice investigative series about Jeffrey Epstein
These victims of Jeffrey Epstein's sexual assaults are wearing braces. You have to read this story about Epstein, the prosecutor who let him off, and who now serves as Trump's secretary of Labor.
Read the investigation here
It's astonishing how many sexual predators and enablers of sexual predation Trump surrounds himself with. Now his Secretary of Labor is revealed to have ended an FBI investigation into a hedge fund manager's sexual "cult" of young homeless girls.
I think it's interesting to think of the Pizzagate or QAnon phenomena as a kind of mass transference.
If you haven't read this series yet, you should. It's disturbing as hell and raises so many important issues. I can't do them all justice. I'm just going to pull on one thread about Donald Trump and his Labor Secretary.
Acosta shielded Epstein from the justice he deserved and kept victims voiceless for over a decade. I’ve said it before and I’m saying it again: it's time for Acosta to go. #AcostaResign
The plea deal that Jeffrey Epstein got really is just absurd.
Read our full #PerversionofJustice investigative series on Jeffrey Epstein here
Trump’s labor secretary Alexander Acosta helped cover up Jeffrey Epstein’s international sex trafficking operation
Go back and read the Miami Herald on Jeffrey Epstein.
Virginia Roberts was working at Mar-a-Lago when she was recruited to be a masseuse to Palm Beach hedge fund manager Jeffrey Epstein. WORKING AT MAR-A-LAGO. WORKING AT MAR-A-LAGO. WORKING AT MAR-A-LAGO. Read more here
Stop Scrolling Now. Read this story. “This is not a he said, she said. This is 50 She Saids, all telling the same story.” These women, those who survived, are living lives today in the shadow of this criminal event. #AcostaResign #MeToo #IBelieveWomen
Great article on Jeffrey Epstein, a disgusting piece of shit. "It ended with a pat on the back. 'You've done a good job.' Next thing I knew I was being lent out to politicians, academics, royalty." Notice? All the people who think they're better than us.
Jeffrey Epstein, a serial child-rapist and pal of Trump, was represented by an all-star legal team including ALAN DERSHOWITZ & Ken Starr when he got the "deal of a lifetime" on his sex crimes charges from prosecutor Alex Acosta, now Trump's Sec of Labor.
Same DA who declined to prosecute Harvey Weinstein and whose office argued for #Epstein's sex offender status to be reduced in New York. #CyrusVance
Read our full #PerversionofJustice investigation into Jeffrey Epstein at
Finally, a seriously indepth investigation of Jeffrey Epstein. He was accused of sexually assaulting dozens of teen girls, but their stories were dismissed by prosecutors, who cut Epstein a lenient deal. #TimesUp #MeToo Part 1 of #PerversionofJustice:
A serial sexual predator of the most appalling and far-reaching kind
He was over 50. They were little girls. Their stories were almost identical. The evidence was substantial. So why didn't he serve more time? Today, Part 1 of our #PerversionofJustice investigation is available both in print and online.
DOJ's Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) has opened an investigation into possible professional misconduct in the Jeffrey Epstein case (). OPR inquiries usually end, at worst, w/ employees getting fired. Findings are rarely made public.
Secretary Alexander Acosta is at the #SOTU.
OUTRAGEOUS "Instead of being sent to state prison, Epstein was housed in a private wing of the Palm Beach County jail" and allowed "to leave the jail 6 days a week, for 12 hrs a day, to go to a comfortable office that Epstein had set up in West Pam Beach."
Michelle Licata, Virginia Roberts, Courtney Wild and all the inestimably courageous victims-eyewitnesses who came forward deserve credit for bringing justice — alongside the brilliant ⁦⁩ ⁦.⁩
Dershowitz saw no evidence of crimes when he defended Trump’s friend, the serial sex criminal Jeffrey Epstein. Read the new blockbuster expose.
As you read 's harrowing Jeffrey Epstein story, keep in mind what Donald Trump said about him a few years back
Alexander Acosta gave Jeffrey Epstein the deal of a lifetime | ⁦
The Miami Herald's #PerversionofJustice series is why I still love journalism.
Alexander Acosta should be impeached.
It would be easy to dismiss this case as another example of how there are two systems of justice in America, one for the rich and one for the poor. But an analysis of the case tells a far more troubling story. #PerversionofJustice #Metoo
Thread. Please stop what you are doing and read this expose about how Jeffrey Epstein, a hedge fund manager accused of having sex with dozens of children, was given an insane deal by US Attorney Alexander Acosta, now the Secretary of Labor.
The prosecutor(currently the US Sec of Labor) said he was unduly pressured by Epstein’s heavy-hitting lawyers: Jay Lefkowitz, Harvard prof Alan Dershowitz, Jack Goldberger, Roy Black, former U.S. Attny Guy Lewis, Gerald Lefcourt, and..KEN STARR
An astonishing story of govt collusion to protect a rich hedger against charges of serial sexual abuse in FL--w/bonus anecdote of Cy Vance's office again acquiescing to the rich and powerful.
Read the full #PerversionofJustice investigative series about Jeffrey Epstein
How a future Cabinet member from #Florida gave a notorious serial sex abuser the deal of a lifetime … via
"Acosta has never fully explained why he felt it was in the best interests of the underage girls — and their parents — for him to keep the agreement sealed. Or why the FBI investigation was closed even as ... the case was yielding more victims and evidence"
This is the next big #MeToo story, maybe the biggest yet.
How a future Trump Cabinet member gave a serial sex abusing oligarch: the deal of a lifetime
How a future Trump Cabinet member gave a serial sex abusing oligarch: the deal of a lifetime
It's amazing how often appears in a sleazy story, working on the side of sleazy people. Lowlife, racist, narcissist.
I filed what's call a motion to intervene and unseal, and the judge denied it. We appealed. And then something big happened. The Miami Herald filed their own lawsuit, seeking to access the records.
Just yesterday we got TWO stories detailing the incredible ways men with lots of money and power get away with doing the grossest things. This year has been wild. //
If you read one story today, make it Part 1 of the exposé on Jeffrey Epstein, underage sex victims and his kid-glove treatment by prosecutors. One jaw-dropping fact after another. Pulitzer stuff.
There's a lot to be outraged by these days, but this is probably the most heart-wrenching thing I've read in months
I know I’m late so I’m part of the problem, but this should be an even bigger story than it already is
Read our full #PerversionofJustice investigative series on Jeffrey Epstein here
Whether inside or outside of the Church, the exploitation of power will always fuel injustice by protecting the abuser and marginalizing the vulnerable. #notacceptable
Alexander Acosta gave Jeffrey Epstein the deal of a lifetime | Miami Herald
Regarding the Jeffrey Epstein arrest: don’t overlook the key role of ⁦⁩ and the investigative reporting by the Miami Herald. Local journalism matters.
“The orchestration of power by men only is protected as long as everybody agrees to keep it secret. This is a story the world needs to hear."
The child molestation and underage prostitution case of Jeffrey Epstein reeks of cover-up. The man who sealed the files and denied victims their day in court, Alexander Acosta, is now Pres. Trump's Labor Secretary.
This is actually mind bending. Billionaire pervert with connections 2 Trump & Prince Andrew abuses children on an industrial scale & basically skates after doing 13 months in a private wing of a low security jail. I mean... ??? What. The actual. Fuck...?
Now this could become a real problem for the administration.
Miami Herald: How a future Trump Cabinet member gave a serial sex abuser the deal of a lifetime
When you hear people talk about a two-tiered justice system, this is what they're talking about. If you're a loser who catches anything close to these charges, you go to federal prison and have a Very Bad Time. If you're Epstein, you get a sweetheart deal.
Alexander Acosta gave Jeffrey Epstein the deal of a lifetime
here's 's story: "How a future Trump Cabinet member gave a serial sex abuser the deal of a lifetime"
Reup from November: "How a future Trump Cabinet member gave a serial sex abuser the deal of a lifetime"
A serial sex abuser of the most appalling and fat reaching kind
This is so outrageous I don't even understand how it's legal
Send this article to anyone you know who *doesn't* want to tear the present system of elite rule to the ground, burn its remains, and salt the earth on which it stood.
My God this is horrifying and enraging.
So I need to retract my earlier support for the Labor Secretary to be the new A.G. This story is horrific, really horrific. The Senate might need to investigate this.
This piece on Jeffrey Epstein and the Trump Cabinet secretary who gave him a sweetheart deal is absolutely enraging
"Mike Fisten, a former Miami-Dade police sergeant who was also a homicide investigator and a member of the FBI Organized Crime Task Force, said the FBI had enough evidence to put Epstein away for a long time but was overruled by Acosta."
Hey, whaddya know, Manhattan D.A. Cy Vance makes an appearance in this story
Here's a article from November that is worth rereading for the light it shone on Jeffrey Epstein and those who gave him a pass because he was a powerful billionaire. Great journalism doesn't just capture the world; sometimes, it changes it.
Holy hell. Trump's labor secretary has a Larry Nassar clone on his hands in Palm Beach, and cut a sealed secret deal to cover up his crimes and give him maximum lenience. Holy hell.
How did Jeffrey Epstein skate on charges that could have sent him to prison for life? Money and influence. (And of course Dershowitz had a piece of the action.)
Reading the first 10 paragraphs of this Jeffrey Epstein article made me physically nauseous
This amazing Miami Herald story -- -- by has gotten a lot of attention, but not as much as it deserves. Below are some key takeaways (from this week's edition of the Mindful Resistance Newsletter: )
The broke a huge story detailing #JeffreyEpstein history of pedophilia in Miami & powerful friends connected to #DonaldTrump who protected him. Now Epstein's been arrested, & stories are out about #Trump's using Epstein's teens for sex.
The first sentence of Jay Lefkowitz's Wikipedia entry describes him as a "human rights advocate." Read this piece and see if you think that's a fitting description. (Yes, I realize he was just defending the interests of his client, as lawyers do. Still...)
An independent investigation into Jeffrey Epstein's life and social networks would be fascinating.
As a prosecutor, he covered up a billionaire's sex trafficking and assault of girls. Now he's 's Secretary of Labor.
Money and powerful friends help cover up great sexual criminality. But often, as with the Epstein case, the truth outs eventually.
In the face of such injustice, it is hard to understand how so many, collectively, kept silent and contributed to the harm. God, help these young women, and help us all to do better than this.
Now President Trump’s secretary of labor, Acosta, 49, oversees a massive federal agency that provides oversight of the country’s labor laws, including human trafficking.
If you can stomach it, this entire series from the on the utter miscarriage of justice in the Jeffrey Epstein sex abuse case is worth your time. Part 1
Trump's labor secretary Alexander Acosta covered up the rape of dozens of under-age girls by billionaire Jess Epstein, a good friend of Trump. The donor class is above the law. Next to destroying democracy this is a reason for normal levels of inequality.
I finally read this, and it's as outrageous as people say. And that one of the victims is a one-time Mar-a-Lago employee, screwed over by Alexander Acosta, before he was appointed to the cabinet the Mar-a-Lago owner-cum-POTUS, is too Sophoclean for words.
While a federal prosecutor, Trump's labor secretary let Jeffrey Epstein escape most consequences for alleged sexual molestation of 50 girls. Didn't even have to admit how many were allegedly abused. A different version of justice for the ultra-rich.
Jeffrey Epstein: About the sex trafficking case & accusations | Miami Herald - real investigative journalism set the stage for today’s news. He had lots of friends.
Sex trafficking charges against billionaire Jeffrey Epstein prompted by "excellent investigative journalists.” If you haven't read the reporting by of the on this issue, you should #journalism
Before he was Secretary of Labor, Alexander Acosta was the US Attorney for the Southern District of #Florida who agreed not to prosecute a multimillionaire who had sex with minors. #AcostaResignNow