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The Enablers


Julie K. Brown observes that a lot of people have to be nervous about the Jeffrey Epstein being arrested:

The fact that search warrants were issued shows that federal investigators have new evidence against Epstein beyond the sex cases he was given federal immunity for in Florida in 2008,legal experts told the Miami Herald.

“They can’t take information from a case in 2002 or 2005 to get a search warrant today; there had to have been something for probable cause that contains evidence of a crime found now, so I’m interested in what that evidence is,’’ said Francey Hakes, a former federal prosecutor who once oversaw the Justice Department’s child exploitation crimes division.

Lawyers for Epstein’s victims, in court filings, have often likened Epstein’s sex operation to an organized crime family, with Epstein and Maxwell at the top, and below them, others who worked as schedulers, recruiters, pilots and bookkeepers.

For her part, Maxwell, whose social circle included such friends as Bill and Hillary Clinton and members of the British Royal family, has been described as using recruiters positioned throughout the world to lure women by promising them modeling assignments, educational opportunities and fashion careers. The pitch was really a ruse to groom them into sex trafficking, it is alleged in court records.

And this time it seems pretty unlikely that Epstein can cop a plea without singing about his asshole buddies.

Speaking of enablers (albeit not in the legal sense), here are the senators who thought a guy who thought that Epstein and all of his co-conspirators should skate was a sound choice for an important cabinet position:

1)Not a single Republican senator voted against him. Not one. Jeff Flake, Tom Cotton, Ben Sasse, John McCain, so mavericky.

2)Sure Bill Nelson sold his soul, but at least he held his…oh. (I don’t even understand the logic for selling out here in theory. Did voting for the creepy pedophile enabling guy get Nelson a single vote?)

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