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GOP senator calls on DOJ to reopen case against billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein

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Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) on Friday called on the Department of Justice to reopen its case against billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein after a judge ruled on Thursday that the DOJ violated the rights of the women who accused him of sexually abusing them when they were teenagers.

Sasse, reacting to U.S. District Judge Kenneth A. Marra’s ruling that current Trump Labor Secretary Alex Acosta broke the law when he crafted a plea deal for Epstein without properly informing his accusers, said it was time for the DOJ to make up for its past actions by prosecuting Epstein for sex crimes.

“Jeffrey Epstein is a monster and his victims deserve justice,” he said. “I’m relieved that the court agrees it was wrong to hide this child rapist’s pathetically soft deal from his victims, in violation of federal law.”

Sasse also called on the DOJ to look at prosecuting “anyone else who abused these children,” as Epstein was allegedly notorious for inviting powerful politicians to take part in abusing the girls he’d recruited.

Although Epstein had to register as a sex offender as part of his plea deal, he faced no jail time despite allegations that he’d sexually abused at least 30 different teenagers.

Read the whole statement below.

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Robert Mueller likely thought Don Jr. was guilty — here’s why that actually made it hard to investigate Trump

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Special counsel Robert Mueller has completed his investigation of ties between Russia and President Donald Trump's campaign, turned over his findings to Congress, and stepped down from his post at the Justice Department.

His findings were incredibly damning for the president and his allies, finding evidence that the campaign eagerly accepted Russian help, if not a full-blown conspiracy, and outlining ten potential episodes where Trump obstructed justice. But Mueller's conclusions are by no means the end-all of everything that happened. Mueller himself acknowledged in his report that Trump's lack of cooperation probably prevented him from finding a lot of information.

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Maryland pool stalker says he isn’t racist — he’s autistic

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A Maryland man who called police on two groups of Black women at an apartment complex says that his actions weren't motivated by race, rather it was his autism.

According to WUSA, the man now known as "Poolside Nick," approached the women to complain about using glass bottles, which is against the pool rules at their apartment complex.

Videos were posted by Felecia Soso showing the man telling the women "glassware is not allowed at the pool."

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‘Everyone ultimately prefers their own race’: Morrissey claims he’s not racist because everybody else is

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Former Smiths singer Morrissey explained in an interview that he couldn't possibly be a racist because everyone else is racist.

Morrissey came out for the anti-Islam political party in England, and has run into problems about his political claims ever since. As noted by Consequence of Sound, "it doesn’t help that he says thing like Halal certifiers support ISIS, of course."

He made the comments as part of an interview with his own nephew Sam Etsy Rayner, for Moz’s website.

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