[MAIL] Jeffrey Epstein managed to shut down a federal probe into his illicit and illegal activities with underage girls and secure his sweetheart plea deal by providing information' to the government, FBI reports confirm.
A federal investigation into the pedophile led by the FBI was closed out on September 18, 2008 when Epstein 'provided information to the FBI as agreed upon' according to the case agent. Ok, so tell us what you know... and continue to tell what you know.
That investigation had been underway for two years at that point, but it was noted in the final report that 'no prosecution will occur in this matter as long as Epstein continues to uphold his agreement with the State of Florida.'
The investigation had been dormant for seven months by then, with FBI records obtained by DailyMail.com showing that the lead agent had not filed a report since February 11 at the time he closed the case.
That February report notes that 'that the criminal investigation into activities of Jeffrey Epstein is ongoing,' and that the case agent had been told the matter was 'highly sensitive' by the United States Attorney's Office.
What prosecutions resulted from his information?
Posted by: Abu Uluque ||
08/01/2019 13:17 Comments ||
Although i'd like to see pedophiles punished to the full extent of the law I'd still prefer to believe our politicians weren't involved no matter what party affiliation. Bill Clinton could easily have just gone for normal age bimbos for example.
Is Epstein likely to have dirt beyond pedophile type stuff?
The big crimes are the financial ones: he's almost certainly laundering big sums for high government officials. He doesn't deal in small change.
The money trail leads into and through the Clinton Foundation.
The girls are a sideshow. Follow the money.
[The Federalist] The most important thing about the "safe third country" agreement the Trump administration signed with Guatemala last week isn’t the pact itself, but how it got signed in the first place.
Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales initially didn’t want to sign the pact, which will force migrants passing through Guatemala en route to the United States to seek asylum first in Guatemala. But he agreed to it after the Trump administration threatened to impose tariffs, a travel ban, and taxes on remittances sent from the United States.
If that seems heavy-handed on Trump’s part, it is. But it shows that the Trump administration has real leverage over Central American elites who run what are essentially failed states, and that putting pressure on them can get them to do things they don’t want to do.
The pact, for what it’s worth, stipulates that Hondurans and Salvadorans, as well as migrants from other countries, have to apply for asylum in Guatemala, and be denied, before being eligible to apply for asylum in the United States. Such agreements are not uncommon‐the United States has one with Canada, for example. But Guatemala, like Honduras and El Salvador, is plagued by high levels of violence and corruption, and isn’t really a safe third country for migrants. It’s also unclear whether the agreement is even valid under Guatemalan law.
But if we’re serious about solving the border crisis, safe third country pacts aren’t nearly as important as forcing Central American elites to tackle corruption, organized crime, and drug cartels. Corruption affects almost every area of society in the Northern Triangle countries of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, and helps fuel the violence and poverty that migrants say is driving them to seek protection in the United States. It’s long past time to stop pretending that the leaders of these countries aren’t at least partly culpable for this state of affairs, or that nothing can be done to put pressure on them.
I had an idea. We could exchange Progressives for illegal immigrants' citizenship, at a 1:1 ratio. Progressives are sent back to wherever the illegals came from with nothing, stripped off all assets, which are seized by the federal government as a fee of the transaction. Everybody wins. The progressive gets to sacrifice themselves, the illegal immigrant gets to stay, and the federal government gets some cash.
To repeat myself there is another aspect to refugees from many of these countries. There problems are not much different from the Irish of yore fleeing the potato famines.
Many are tenant farmers fleeing coffee fungus destroying their livelihood. The only coffee growing country attempting to do anything about it is Columbia. Not the Central Am states or Jamaica or Hawaii, or the Pacific Islands or Africa or Brazil. Kill the coffee fungus or breed a variety(s) of coffee immune to it and most of these tenant farmers will have no real reason to leave home.
So, besides the wall, we should be funding GMO methods around the blight!
[Rudaw] Addressing senior Justice and Development Party (AKP) officials in Ankara on Saturday, Ottoman Turkish Prime Minister His Enormity, Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan the First ...Turkey's version of Mohammed Morsi but they voted him back in so they deserve him. It's a sin, a shame, and a felony to insult the president of Turkey. In Anatolia did Recep Bey a stately Presidential Palace decree, that has 1100 rooms. That's 968 more than in the White House, 400 more than in Versailles, and 325 more than Buckingham Palace, so you know who's really more important... stated "Whoever is on the side of Israel, let everyone know that we are against them." The United States most definitely appears to be on the side of Israel, so does this mean that The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire... stands against America?
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Posted by: trailing wife ||
08/01/2019 00:00 ||
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the Turks were sort of the opposition to Wahhabism in the Sunni world.
They’re the Turkish branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, ruprecht. They’re in competition with the Saudis (wahhabism) and Iran (Shiism) for the role of center of the Muslim world. Turkey funds high quality education around the world with a Turkey-oriented religious twist — previously via the Gulen schools, now directly — the Saudis fund mosques, imams, and wahhabi-style Sunday school teaching materials (and, of course, jihadis), while the Mad mullahs fund local Shiite resistance groups after getting the locals excited enough to decide to start resisting.
Or so it seems to me. Others may see more deeply into things.
My wife and I had dinner last night in the hotel restaurant. Unfortunately the TV was set to CNN. We were forced to watch part of the debate. Fortunately, a fellow sitting near us came over to talk so we didn't have to listen to most of it.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia ||
08/01/2019 14:27 Comments ||
It would only be fair to OUTSOURCE the Democratic contender to India or China....
After all the Democratic party has had no hesitation about OutSourcing citizens by hook or by H1B.
[Babylon Bee] U.S.‐Look out, Beyond Meat -- a new competitor has emerged in the market of turning vegetables into a food that tastes just like meat. But while companies like Beyond Meat use laboratories to turn vegetables into something tasty, this new process uses a much more natural method: feeding the vegetables to a cow.
The startup, which goes by the much simpler brand name of "Meat," came upon this process after using hundreds of millions of venture capital dollars to research how to turn vegetable products into something delicious that could be used as a burger. "Vegetables are ugly and horrible, and no one likes them," said Meat researcher Winston Sullivan. "We tried everything to make them edible, but nothing worked -- except maybe covering them in ranch dressing. But then we saw this creature, a cow, was eating the vegetables -- because it was so dumb and didn’t know any better or something -- and somehow afterward it became filled with tasty meat. It was amazing."
Sullivan says they have no idea how the cow turns vegetables into something edible (they suspect witchcraft) but have now obtained many of these creatures so they can feed them inedible vegetables and harvest tasty, tasty meat. The results are already a hit, as restaurants like Five Guys have used the patties made from naturally processed vegetables to huge success.
Meat is now trying to see if the process can be repeated with other animals. They’re currently testing their process on a chicken, though they say that, so far, the results aren’t as good as from the cow unless the product is breaded and fried.
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.