Listen: Judge: Top Trump Official Went Easy on Billionaire Sex Trafficker
"A situation at south Florida judge ruled yesterday the federal prosecutors, including Trump's labor secretary Alexander Kosta violated the law by striking a sweetheart plea deal with wealthy financier. Jeffrey Epstein in which Epstein averted federal prosecution for his participation in international sex operation, a Kosta who at the time was the US attorney for the southern district of Florida opted, not to prosecute Epstein on federal sex traffic laws. And instead struck a deal that ultimately granted him immunity. More than thirty of Epstein's victims were not notified of the arrangement. The judge wrote particularly problematic was the government's decision to conceal the existence of the agreement and mislead the victims to believe the federal prosecution was still a possibility this guy. Jeffrey Epstein is a bad, dude. He has been connected to both Donald Trump and Bill Clinton. And and now you have the labor secretary Alexander Kosta who's right in the middle of this new mess Felix. I know you went through all of this on this particular case what stood out to you yet. This was a thirty three page order the judge issued as you said yesterday and into steals what the actual construction of the plea agreement between Epstein and federal prosecutors that didn't really turn into a plea agreement because they ultimately let him plead guilty in state court in south Florida, not in federal court. So the whole structure of the agreement really is a non prosecution agreement involving these thirty four identified victims that the FBI was looking into you over the course of nineteen ninety nine to two thousand seven is time period. That Epstein is committed to all these crimes not only interstate between states. He was travelling back and forth engaged in human trafficking and other sex acts. But also they're looking at international charters private plane, and there would be these these sex parties. And so it was very detail because all these litters were going back and forth between a line prosecutor, a low level US attorney assigned to this case and Epsteins defense attorney, and it's defense team eventually involving even Kenneth Starr who was the special prosecutor during the Clinton investigation other big name into the mic. So when you look at a day detail, the correspondence back and forth between the prosecutors and the defense, and it was very clear that we're trying to minimize not only the media coverage of Epstein engage in all these sex acts and all these crimes that they had documentation of. And we're developing a federal case against against him. And they were trying to there's exchanges going back. Hey, why don't you start looking at some misdemeanor charges and will lead them to a couple of obstruction charge related to one of his co conspirators eventually what it ended up happening is that all the federal charges were never prosecuted they were kicked over to stay court to handle where he pled to a felony solicitation for prostitution case was he served. A very small period of jail time. But what the judge struck at the heart of is that the victims have rights in these federal cases under the crime victims Rights Act that they'd be notified of any plea agreements any court appearances any chance that they would have to speak their mind or speak with investigators, and it didn't also travel until after this non-prosecution agreement was signed by Epstein. And then when they started looking at okay as part of the agreement, you agree that you have to pay whatever civil damages these victims are coming after which was part of the agreement but day, specifically said we do not want the victims to know about the non-prosecution agreement because it will unravel anything they were focused on f scenes confidentiality all throughout the process. What gets even worse for Alex Kosta, he's directly involved in these negotiations. Whether or not victim letters were sent out what in these letters that they're entitled to know about the process. And then he even said in one statement that he agrees to tell them only about the federal resolution the right that they have. That there are appointed attorney to go after him civilly, and he will defer to the state court on whether or not day could show up for the sentencing or the plea agreement. They totally downplayed the rights of the victims in this case. And that's what she took issue with. And when asked about the Epstein case at his confirmation hearing Kosta said that his handling of the case was a point of pride. What you have here. Let's take the thirty thousand foot view, you have a billionaire who is connected to some of the most powerful people in the country who got away with molesting girls as young as fourteen and being involved in a sex trafficking operation, right? That that's what you have here. You have basically that that worst case scenario, somebody super-rich super powerful getting away with some of the worst possible crimes that you could imagine. Because of who they are the influence. They have in the power. That they have in. The problem is is that it according to the judge I should say, it's a he gone Kenneth Mara. Who is the judge on this case, but it's detailed in terms of they have the documentary evidence in the non prosecution agreement was filed under seal in federal court and was an attorney for one of the Jane Doe was representing. He started with one. Jane, Dow, then in being three of them, and he started to unravel. Hey, we wanna see the plea agreement. We want to see what you negotiated with. Mr. Epstein, not what was in stake. Not which was in state court. They also document where Jane Doe number one came forward, and she was meeting with a US attorney and also FBI agent or two FBI agents, actually one point, and basically they were distributing them along single these things take time, it's a federal case and gave them every indication, right? They were going to pursue federal charges and never did. It was it was a big deal. Right. And it was also a according to the documents. It was already done deal. It was already signed before they even got into the letters that were going out. And the fact that a cost is directly involved in those communications that's becoming"