[POLITICO] An elderly federal judge presiding over a key lawsuit relating to financier pedophile Jeffrey Want Some Candy, Little Girl? Epstein ...A high class pimp financier who was alleged to maintain a stable of underage whoressex slaves who were paid big bucks to entertain the rich and/or famous. He is a registered sex offender and made att least 17 out-of-court settlements with former members of his stable, with some cases still ongoing. 2011 court docs reveal that 21 email addresses and phone numbers for Bill Clinton and an aide were found in Epstein's electronic black book, and that Clinton frequently flew with Epstein on his private plane between 2002 to 2005. But really, they were probably just discussing finance or politix or something. While getting massaged. Then things got serious, Jeff was tossed in the slammer in New York and then he killed himself. Really. That's what happened... died Sunday, adding another twist to the drawn-out legal saga and to efforts to unseal still-secret details about the conduct of Epstein, his enablers and one of his accusers.
Manhattan-based U.S. District Court Judge Robert Sweet passed away Sunday at age 96, the court announced. Sweet was appointed by President Jimmy Carter ...only the second worst president ever... in 1978, confirmed that same year and continued to hear and rule on cases through the last few months.
Sweet was assigned to a lawsuit that emerged from the aftermath of Epstein’s controversial plea deal a decade ago, in which he escaped federal charges by pleading guilty to two prostitution-related offenses in state court. Epstein ended up spending 13 months in jail, with daily furloughs that allowed him to work in his office.
Critics have denounced the plea deal and the government official who negotiated it: Alexander Acosta, then the top federal prosecutor in south Florida and now U.S. secretary of Labor. The sentence, critics say, was excessively lenient for a man who faced allegations of procuring dozens of teenage girls for sex acts.
[BREITBART] In the wake of Jeffrey Want Some Candy, Little Girl? Epstein’s death over the weekend, a report says two of the high-flying financier’s longtime lawyers are seeking outside legal counsel of their own.
The New York Times
...which still proudly displays Walter Duranty's Pulitzer prize... reported Sunday that lawyers Jeffrey Schantz and Darren Indyke recently hired criminal defense attorneys to represent them. According to the Times, the pair were "involved with some of his trusts and other entities in New York and in the Virgin Islands." Court documents show Epstein’s vast fortune is valued at least $559 million.
[NYPOST] Drone video shows FBI agents and NYPD cops seizing computer equipment from Jeffrey Want Some Candy, Little Girl? Epstein’s mansion on a private island in the Caribbean, according to a report Tuesday.
The video was shot Monday during a raid on Little St. James, the 70-acre island Epstein owned in the US Virgin Islands, CNBC said.
It shows at least two desktop computers and an Apple computer were packaged and marked for transport, CNBC said.
The raid was one of several conducted at various locations tied to the late multimillionaire financier and convicted pedophile, law enforcement sources have told The Post.
Authorities were searching for sex toys and other evidence to corroborate claims by hundreds of women who have accused Epstein, 66, of sexually abusing them when they were underage girls, the sources said.
The NYPD cops visible in the video are part of the FBI New York Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force, CNBC said.
"The NYPD is a partner in the task force with the FBI that led to the arrest of Jeffrey Epstein last month," an NYPD spokeswoman told the network.
"The case remains an active and ongoing investigation, and the NYPD continues to work alongside the FBI in investigating leads ‐ including at Epstein’s estate in the Virgin Islands. The NYPD declines further comment on an ongoing investigation."
[IsraelTimes] Two guards assigned to watch Jeffrey Epstein the night he apparently killed himself in jail have been placed on leave and the warden has been removed as federal authorities investigate the financier’s death, the Justice Department said Tuesday.
The announcement came amid mounting evidence that the chronically understaffed Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan may have bungled its responsibility to keep the 66-year-old Epstein from harming himself while he awaited trial on charges of sexually abusing teenage girls.
No! Holmes, how do you do it?!
Epstein was taken off a suicide watch last month for reasons that have not been explained, and was supposed to have been checked on by a guard every 30 minutes. But investigators learned those checks weren’t done for several hours before he was found Saturday morning, according to a person familiar with the case.
That person was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
The Justice Department said the warden of another facility in upstate New York has been named the acting warden at MCC. The FBI and the Justice Department’s inspector general are investigating Epstein’s death.
One of Epstein’s guards the night he took his own life was not a regular correctional officer, one of those familiar with the case said. Serene Gregg, president of the American Federation of Government Employees Local 3148, told The Washington Post that one of the guards was a fill-in who had been pressed into service because of staffing shortages.
[NYPOST] Screams could be heard coming from Jeffrey Want Some Candy, Little Girl? Epstein’s jail cell the morning he was found dead ‐ as corrections workers frantically tried to revive him, urging, "Breathe, Epstein, breathe!" according to a report Tuesday.
The multimillionaire pedophile’s brother, Mark, was called after Epstein hanged himself with a bedsheet early Saturday at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Lower Manhattan and is the one who identified his body, CBS reported.
Epstein said nothing about the charges when he was arrested.
Not while in jail.
He was not going to ever say anything again.
He made sure of that himself.
Look at the face in the picture above.
The look of a man who has nothing to say to anyone.
#2 Epstein's lost verbal testimony isn't as important as people think.
The investigation can go on without him. Where is Ghislaine Maxwell these days? She probably knows much of what went on. Since Prince Randy Andy's name has been spilled across the news media. She's not likely in GB but maybe. There is Virginia Roberts Giuffre and others who can still testify such as Rachel Chandler. His seized computers and documents are available. Financial records should be available. There are Epstein employees in various locations who can be interviewed. Possible witnesses need to be protected.
When I first heard about it I joked it was a set up, like most did. I figured the guards that would do it would be moved in. They would get paid very well, they would take the fall for being incompetent, and get fired. The union would then come back and get them rehired or negotiate a golden early retirement for the guards. Unfortunately, I suspect the guard will die in a car accident or suicide.
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Stefan Halper, who allegedly met with Trump aides as an FBI informant, asked a federal judge to dismiss a Russian-British academic';s defamation lawsuit against him.
Halper said he has immunity from the lawsuit, which Svetlana Lokhova filed against him in May.
Halper does not admit to being an FBI informant, though he argues government agents have qualified immunity against lawsuits.
Stefan Halper, the former Cambridge University professor who allegedly met with several Trump campaign aides as an FBI informant, asked a federal judge Tuesday to dismiss a defamation lawsuit that a Russian-British academic filed against him in May, saying government agents have immunity from litigation.
[TESLARATI] SpaceX may have signed an agreement with ULA supplier RUAG for bigger Falcon fairings.
SpaceX has been trying for many years to buy these but faced the 8 ball.
According to comments made to a member of the space industry by a RUAG spokesperson, the prominent aerospace supplier may have finally reached an agreement with SpaceX to manufacture a handful of larger payload fairings for future Falcon 9 and Heavy launches.
In the likely event that SpaceX is one of two contractors awarded a portion of several dozen US military launch contracts next year, the company will need to be able to cater to niche requirements, including accommodating unusually tall military satellites. Those satellites can be so tall that SpaceX’s own payload fairing – generally middle-of-the-pack relative to competitors’ offerings – may be too short, meaning that SpaceX will have to find ways around that minor shortcoming.
[Breitbart] Former Georgia Democrat gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams is launching a "voter protection" program that would provide Democrats with fodder to win in 2020 presidential election swing states.
The program, called Fair Fight 2020, would help "Democratic Party leaders and activists" in over a dozen battleground states "to immediately begin building systems to make sure their voters have minimal problems casting ballots and that those ballots are counted," the Washington Post reported Tuesday.
Abrams, 45, is scheduled to announce the program on Tuesday at a convention for the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades in Las Vegas.
Abrams, who has spent the past few months mulling a presidential campaign since her election loss to Georgia Republican Brian Kemp, will be focusing on helping the Democratic Party in 20 battleground states.
The initiative would cost between $4 million to $5 million, spending money on states in the Midwest and Southeast, as well as three states with gubernatorial elections this campaign cycle: Mississippi, Louisiana, and Kentucky.
Lauren Groh-Wargo, chief executive of Fair Fight, said Abrams wants Democrats to be more aware of voting irregularities such as voting machine shortages, inaccurate ballot counts, and a lack of rules governing how votes are counted.
...There's no denying it any longer, and by their silence the Democrat leadership approves. They want to burn it all down to get their way, they no longer care what they have to destroy to get it, and naked threats are now the order of the day.
At least we know where we stand.
Queerly enough, the Democrats are not the majority power in the Senate, and so their warning is nothing more than kabuki for the rubes at this point. Should they actually win both the Senate and the presidency next year, then such statements will be meaningful.
[FoxNews] Several high-profile Senate Democrats warned the Supreme Court in pointed terms this week that it could face a fundamental restructuring if justices do not take steps to "heal" the court in the near future.
The ominous and unusual warning was delivered as part of a brief filed Monday in a case related to a New York City gun law. Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, Richard Durbin, D-Ill., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., referenced rulings by the court's conservative majority in claiming it is suffering from some sort of affliction which must be remedied.
"The Supreme Court is not well. And the people know it," the brief said. "Perhaps the Court can heal itself before the public demands it be 'restructured in order to reduce the influence of politics.'"
The last part was quoting language from a Quinnipiac University poll, in which 51 percent favored such restructuring. In the same poll, 55 percent believed the Supreme Court was "motivated by politics" more than by the law.
Dramatic changes to the Supreme Court have been proposed by several Democrats vying for their party's 2020 presidential nomination, with "court-packing" being a common -- though highly controversial -- suggestion. Increasing the number of justices on the court would allow the president to shift the balance on the bench by loading up justices of his or her preference.
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Chief Justice John Roberts will comply with the Dems. He does not handle threats very well.
I don't like the current game very much either. It is still heavily balanced in the favor of the Uniparty and its Progressive masters. I hope these progressives are all stuck in California when the power finally goes out and the cities die in a mixture of food and water riots. A horrible way to go for horrible people.
Omar challenger mounts independent campaign for Minnesota House seat
Aug. 13, 2019 - 2:38 - Decorated Iraq war veteran and congressional candidate Chris Kelley says Rep. Ilhan Omar is not putting the people of Minnesota first.
Omar is on the Dem ballot. The Dems have not put anyone else up so I guess they are O.K. with crazy. They are not primarying out Omar. Kelly sounds like a discontented Democrat although he says independent. War veteran. 20-year veteran of the Minneapolis Police Department. More at: https://www.wdio.com/news/chris-kelley-hibbing-minneapolis-ilhan-omar-minnesota-election-congress/5435696/
[BREITBART]On Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s "All In," 2020 presidential candidate former HUD Secretary and former San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro (D) reacted to the Trump administration’s new immigration rules by stating that President Trump "wants a whiter, wealthier nation."
Castro said, "What it looks like is that this administration is not just against undocumented immigrants colonists, it’s also against legal immigrants colonists. And on top of that, it seems to only want immigrants colonists that look a certain way. I believe what they’re looking for are, it seems like, well-to-do immigrants colonists from some Europe ...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum... an countries. ... Before 1924, people could come to this country ‐ we didn’t have the same system of immigration laws that we have now, and a lot of those folks...came here with nothing, and yet, and I think this is a very important point, Ali, a lot of those folks helped build the great nation that we have today."
He added, "I think the point that needs to be asked is, why is Donald Trump ...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States... so interested in cutting off this generation of immigrants colonists? And it goes back to what he’s displayed from the beginning of his political career, from birtherism, to the way he started his campaign, to those comments about the Mexican-American judge, to his comments about Ilhan Omar ...Somali-American Dem representative from Minnesota. She is apparently married to her brother and may be her own grandmaw on her mother's side... and her colleagues. He wants a whiter, wealthier nation. That’s what he’s interested in."
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.