Puzder withdrew from consideration when it came out that his ex wife had publicly accused him of multiple acts of abuse. Those allegations were first made public when it came out that she had twice called the police alleging abuse. She actually went on the Oprah show in disguise to talk about how powerful men get away with beating their wives. She said that the bruises are never visible. A number of years later she vehemently claimed that she had made the whole thing up.
Does this sound familiar? Ivana tRUMP said that she made up the allegations in a sworn complaint for divorcee that tRUMP had raped her. When she did her disavowal , she said that she did not understand the definition of rape. All she needed to do is to look at the facts she alleged in her complaint for divorce which she signed under oath to understand the definition. Recanting most assuredly was a condition for getting a massive divorce settlement.
Acosta claims that the deal he made was a good deal because it guaranteed that Epstein would do jail time. If it was such a good deal, why did he not tell the victims as required by law? Equally damning, why was the deal made in secret and put under seal?
Epstein was charged pursuant to a 53 page federal indictment. In order to do the deal, the federal prosecutor had to dismiss the federal charges and get the Palm Beach County district attorney to file far less serious State charges. The deal then had Epstein plead guilty to the State charges.
This is an incredibly ingenious way to minimize Epstein's penalty. Only a Harvard professor could think of such a thing. Lo and behold it was a Harvard Professor, namely Allen Dershowitz. I have not heard a single legal commentator say that he or she has ever heard of such an deal.
Rumor has it that the Palm Beach police officers who worked on the case, and the Federal prosecutors who wrote the indictment were outraged by the result. Why did Acosta do the deal. So far only he knows. There has not been a suggestion that he was paid off. Maybe he merely succumbed to Epstein's high powered lawyers. Maybe they made some kind of threat. No matter the reason, this case shows that Epstein got the best representation that money could buy. It also shows that Acosta should never again be allowed to collect a penny of taxpayer money.
A few words about Dershowitz. His client list includes Claus Von Bulow, and O.J. Simpson both of whom killed their wives. Now add Epstein to the list. As far as I know he has not killed a wife. I don't believe that Dershowitz has been officially retained by tRUMP, another member of the rogue's gallery. But he is certainly acting as an unofficial member of tRUMP's team. He is all over TV making up absurd defenses of tRUMP.
So how does Cyrus Vance Jr. get in my subject line.? Vance is the district attorney for Manhattan. His staff lawyers recommended charging Ivanka and Jared with criminal fraud for duping investors in one of their buildings. Vance rejected their recommendation. This rejection occurred after a tRUMP fixer dropped off a $25,000 check for Vance's reelection campaign.
Fast forward to Epstein. Vance filed a petition in a New York court to have Epstein's sexual misconduct status changed from Level 3 (highest) to level 1 (lowest) There has never been an explanation for this petition. Fortunately the judge who heard the request was appalled and refused to grant it. So we now know that Vance prevented tRUMP's daughter and son in law from being criminally charged, and tried to make a deal for tRUMP's old pervert buddy.
I will always remember Michael Cohen's poignant statement to tRUMP enablers that if they continue to support him they will end up like Cohen. So Puzder stinks, Acosta stinks, Dershowitz stinks and Vance stinks. Boys, join the crowd.
As always, thanks for listening.