A Fox News host wondered on Monday if President Donald Trump and former President Bill Clinton could be wrapped up in the new sex trafficking investigation into financier and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
Epstein was recently arrested in New York after being charged with one count of sex trafficking of minors and one count of conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking of minors.
During an interview on the network, former FBI assistant director Chris Swecker said Epstein should have never have received a lenient plea deal in 2008. In that deal, Epstein pleaded guilty to two charges of felony prostitution and was sentenced to 13 months in prison.
“This is a zero-tolerance crime,” he said. “It should have been back then, and I think a lot of people are scratching their heads as to why the public corruption unit in New York and the Southern District of New York is handling the prosecution.”
“If you look back in 2008, there were some allegations and also in that article, that Epstein was providing some of these girls to some pretty high profile people. We don’t know who they are. That would involve by definition public corruption if the charges were suppressed for that reason.”
“What about that?” Fox News host Sandra Smith asked him. “You are obviously referencing former President Bill Clinton, the current President Donald Trump, Prince Andrew, and others. The FBI clearly was ‘no comment’ on what this means as far as the investigation opening the door to others who may have known that this was going on.”
“Clearly, the investigation is going because they’re looking for more victims,” Swecker replied. “I think this two count indictment is a placeholder. I think you are going to see dozens of counts in a superseding indictment in the near future. This is just to get him in custody so they can continue the investigation.”
New testimony adds 2 stunning — and previously unknown — details about the Ukraine extortion
New testimony released Monday from the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation of the Ukraine scandal included at least two new stunning details about the quid pro quo scheme at the heart of the matter.
Overall, the transcripts for depositions of Catherine Croft and Christopher Anderson, who were advisers to U.S. envoy Kurt Volker, built on the story of that we already know: that President Donald Trump pushed a shadow foreign policy to pressure Ukraine into investigating his political opponents, a scheme that involved using his office and military aid as leverage over the country in opposition to the official policy.
Trump blasted for his ‘Endorsement of Doom’ after Sean Spicer loses on ‘Dancing with the Stars’
Team Trump had gone all in urging supporters to vote for former White House press secretary Sean Spicer on the game show "Dancing with the Stars."
Votes had been urged by RNC officials and Trump himself had urged his 66 million Twitter followers to vote for Spicer.
Despite the full heft of the Trump campaign, Spicer lost on Monday's show.
Trump deleted his failed tweet urging votes for Spicer -- and instead said it was a "great try" by his former advisor.
Looks like this endorsement was as successful as your last one!
‘He’s misunderstood’: Nikki Haley tells Fox News how Trump is actually a really good listener
Former Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley defended President Donald Trump during a Monday appearance with Fox News personality Sean Hannity.
Hannity asked the former South Carolina governor if Trump was "misunderstood."
"I do think he’s misunderstood," Haley replied.
"I can tell you, from the first day to the last day that I worked for the president, he always listened, he was always conscious of hearing other voices, allowing people to debate out the issues, and then he made his decision," Haley claimed.
She argued that, "I saw a president that was very thoughtful, looked at all of the issues, made decisions, and it was a pleasure and honor to work with him."