How a Future Trump Cabinet Member Gave A Serial Sex Abuser the Deal of a Lifetime

This is very troubling.

Rigged Game

Palm Beach multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein, bolstered by unlimited funds and represented by a powerhouse legal team, was able to manipulate the criminal justice system. One of the men who helped him is now US Secretary of Labor.

By Julie K Brown and cross-posted from the Miami Herald

On a muggy October morning in 2007, Miami’s top federal prosecutor, Alexander Acosta, had a breakfast appointment with a former colleague, Washington, D.C., attorney Jay Lefkowitz.

It was an unusual meeting for the then-38-year-old prosecutor, a rising Republican star who had served in several White House posts before being named U.S. attorney in Miami by President George W. Bush.

Instead of meeting at the prosecutor’s Miami headquarters, the two men — both with professional roots in the prestigious Washington law firm of Kirkland & Ellis — convened at the Marriott in West Palm Beach, about 70 miles away. For Lefkowitz, 44, a U.S…

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