MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough called for a new investigation into billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s predatory behavior — and conduct by his rich and powerful friends.
The 65-year-old Epstein served only 13 months on prostitutions charges in a Florida county jail after reaching a secret plea agreement with then-federal prosecutor Alexander Acosta — now President Donald Trump’s secretary of labor.
“By the way, 14-year-old girls are not prostitutes, 14-year-old girls are sex slaves,” Scarborough said. “The fact that a prosecutor in the United States of America, first of all, would try to give this guy a free ride by calling a 14-year-old girl who was his sex slave and who was raped by the laws of the state of Florida a, quote, prostitute, shows you the bad faith that this deal was done in.”
Co-host Mika Brzezinski called the deal “poisonous” because was reached without input from the dozens of victims identified by investigators, and prevented their allegations from becoming public.
“The deal was done in secret, preventing Epstein’s alleged victims from testifying at his sentencing,” she said. “It also shut down the federal investigation concealing the extent of his alleged crimes, and it granted immunity to any potential co-conspirators.”
A new lawsuit seeks to undo the controversial plea agreement as a violation of the federal Crime Victims Act — and Scarborough said the entire case should be re-examined.
“This is a massive cover up,” he said, “and the justice department needs to dig into it, the state of Florida needs to dig into it.”
Epstein was friends with both Trump and former President Bill Clinton, along with other rich and powerful men such as Alan Dershowitz, and the co-hosts agreed the facts should come out.
“If #MeToo means anything, this goes down, this story comes out,” Brzezinski said.
Co-host Willie Geist said Epstein’s conduct was too egregious to be sugarcoated.
“This man has been described as a creep,” Geist said. “No, he is a child rapist, let’s be clear about what he has done here.”
Trump’s racist outburst was unbelievably vile — but why is anyone surprised?
Donald Trump dug deeper than ever into his bucket of political scatology this weekend. On Sunday, in tweets already made infamous, he proclaimed:
So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run. Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how it is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough. I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!
Trump doubles down on racist attacks on Dem lawmakers: ‘When will the Radical Left Congresswomen apologize to our Country?’
President Donald Trump demanded apologies Monday morning from the Democratic congresswomen he smeared the day before with racist insults.
The president demanded that four freshman lawmakers -- Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib -- return to their home countries to fix the problems there, but three of the women are U.S.-born and Omar emigrated to the U.S. from Somalia at 10 and is an American citizen.
"When will the Radical Left Congresswomen apologize to our Country, the people of Israel and even to the Office of the President, for the foul language they have used, and the terrible things they have said," Trump tweeted. "So many people are angry at them & their horrible & disgusting actions!"
Beto O’Rourke discloses that he’s descended from slave owners
“Something that we’ve been thinking about and talking about in town hall meetings and out on the campaign — the legacy of slavery in the United States — now has a much more personal connection,” O'Rourke wrote.
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke on Sunday disclosed that he and his wife are both descended from slave owners.
The former congressman from El Paso said the revelation “only increases the urgency I feel to help change this country so that it works for those who have been locked-out of — or locked-up in — this system.”