The History Between Labor Secretary Alex Acosta And Jeffrey Epstein | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC


>>ANDREA, HAVE YOURSELF AN EXCELLENT AFTERNOON. EXCELLENT AFTERNOON. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. HELLO, IT’S TUESDAY, JULY 9th. HELLO, IT’S TUESDAY, JULY 9th.>>PRESIDENT TRUMP IS DEFENDING>>PRESIDENT TRUMP IS DEFENDING HIS LABOR SECRETARY TODAY, HIS LABOR SECRETARY TODAY, ALEXANDER ACOSTA. ALEXANDER ACOSTA. ACOSTA IS UNDER INTENSE SCRUTINY ACOSTA IS UNDER INTENSE SCRUTINY FOR A DEAL HE GAVE SEX OFFENDER FOR A DEAL HE GAVE SEX OFFENDER AND MULTI-MILLIONAIRE JEFFREY AND MULTI-MILLIONAIRE JEFFREY EPSTEIN BACK IN 2008. EPSTEIN BACK IN 2008. HERE IS WHAT THE PRESIDENT SAID HERE IS WHAT THE PRESIDENT SAID WHILE IN THE OVAL OFFICE JUST WHILE IN THE OVAL OFFICE JUST MOMENTS AGO. MOMENTS AGO.>>I MET SECRETARY ACOSTA, THIS>>I MET SECRETARY ACOSTA, THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I KNOW WHEN I IS THE FIRST TIME I KNOW WHEN I MADE THE DEAL TO BRING HIM ON MADE THE DEAL TO BRING HIM ON INTO THE ADMINISTRATION. INTO THE ADMINISTRATION. I CAN TELL YOU THAT FOR TWO AND I CAN TELL YOU THAT FOR TWO AND A HALF YEARS HE’S BEEN JUST AN A HALF YEARS HE’S BEEN JUST AN EXCELLENT SECRETARY OF LABOR. EXCELLENT SECRETARY OF LABOR. HE’S DONE A FANTASTIC JOB. HE’S DONE A FANTASTIC JOB. NOW, PART OF IT IS OUR ECONOMY NOW, PART OF IT IS OUR ECONOMY IS SO GOOD, OUR UNEMPLOYMENT IS SO GOOD, OUR UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS ARE AT RECORD LOWS, YOU NUMBERS ARE AT RECORD LOWS, YOU KNOW, SO MANY GOOD THINGS ARE KNOW, SO MANY GOOD THINGS ARE HAPPENING, BUT THE FACT IS HE’S HAPPENING, BUT THE FACT IS HE’S BEEN A VERY GOOD SECRETARY OF BEEN A VERY GOOD SECRETARY OF LABOR. LABOR. WHAT HAPPENED 12 OR 15 YEARS AGO WHAT HAPPENED 12 OR 15 YEARS AGO WITH RESPECT TO WHEN HE WAS A WITH RESPECT TO WHEN HE WAS A U.S. ATTORNEY, I THINK IN U.S. ATTORNEY, I THINK IN MIAMI — IS IT MIAMI? MIAMI — IS IT MIAMI?>>YES.>>YES.>>YOU KNOW, IF YOU GO BACK AND>>YOU KNOW, IF YOU GO BACK AND LOOK AT EVERYBODY ELSE’S LOOK AT EVERYBODY ELSE’S DECISIONS, WHETHER IT’S A U.S. DECISIONS, WHETHER IT’S A U.S. ATTORNEY OR AN ASSISTANT U.S. ATTORNEY OR AN ASSISTANT U.S. ATTORNEY OR A JUDGE, YOU GO BACK ATTORNEY OR A JUDGE, YOU GO BACK 12, 15 YEARS AGO OR 20 YEARS AGO 12, 15 YEARS AGO OR 20 YEARS AGO AND LOOK AT THEIR PAST AND LOOK AT THEIR PAST DECISIONS, I WOULD THINK YOU DECISIONS, I WOULD THINK YOU WOULD PROBABLY FIND THAT THEY WOULD PROBABLY FIND THAT THEY WISH THEY MAYBE DID IT A WISH THEY MAYBE DID IT A DIFFERENT WAY. DIFFERENT WAY. I DO HEAR THAT THERE WERE A LOT I DO HEAR THAT THERE WERE A LOT OF PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THAT OF PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THAT DECISION, NOT JUST HIM. DECISION, NOT JUST HIM. I CAN ONLY SAY THIS FROM WHAT I I CAN ONLY SAY THIS FROM WHAT I KNOW AND WHAT I DO KNOW IS THAT KNOW AND WHAT I DO KNOW IS THAT HE’S BEEN A GREAT — REALLY HE’S BEEN A GREAT — REALLY GREAT SECRETARY OF LABOR. GREAT SECRETARY OF LABOR. THE REST OF IT WE WILL HAVE TO THE REST OF IT WE WILL HAVE TO LOOK AT. LOOK AT. WE WILL HAVE TO LOOK AT IT VERY WE WILL HAVE TO LOOK AT IT VERY CAREFULLY. CAREFULLY. BUT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT A LONG BUT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT A LONG TIME AGO AND, AGAIN, IT WAS A TIME AGO AND, AGAIN, IT WAS A DECISION MADE, I THINK, NO THE DECISION MADE, I THINK, NO THE BY HIM BUT BY A LOT OF PEOPLE. BY HIM BUT BY A LOT OF PEOPLE. SO WE’RE GOING TO LOOK AT IT SO WE’RE GOING TO LOOK AT IT VERY CAREFULLY. VERY CAREFULLY. WE WILL BE LOOKING AT THAT VERY WE WILL BE LOOKING AT THAT VERY CAREFULLY. CAREFULLY.>>NOW HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY>>NOW HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI, SENATE MINORITY LEADER PELOSI, SENATE MINORITY LEADER CHUCK SCHUMER ALONG WITH AN CHUCK SCHUMER ALONG WITH AN INCREASING NUMBER OF 2020 INCREASING NUMBER OF 2020 CANDIDATES ARE CALLING FOR CANDIDATES ARE CALLING FOR ACOSTA TO RESIGN, OF COURSE, ACOSTA TO RESIGN, OF COURSE, THEY ARE ALL DEMOCRATS. THEY ARE ALL DEMOCRATS. THE LABOR DEPARTMENT SOURCES SAY THE LABOR DEPARTMENT SOURCES SAY ACOSTA HAS ABSOLUTELY NO PLANS ACOSTA HAS ABSOLUTELY NO PLANS TO STEP DOWN, INSTEAD HE TWEETED TO STEP DOWN, INSTEAD HE TWEETED EARLIER THIS: THE CRIMES EARLIER THIS: THE CRIMES COMMITTED BY EPSTEIN ARE COMMITTED BY EPSTEIN ARE HORRIFIC AND I AM PLEASED THAT HORRIFIC AND I AM PLEASED THAT NEW YORK PROSECUTORS ARE MOVING NEW YORK PROSECUTORS ARE MOVING FORWARD WITH THE CASE BASED ON FORWARD WITH THE CASE BASED ON NEW EVIDENCE. NEW EVIDENCE. WITH THE EVIDENCE AVAILABLE MORE WITH THE EVIDENCE AVAILABLE MORE THAN A DECADE AGO, FEDERAL THAN A DECADE AGO, FEDERAL PROSECUTORS INSISTED THAT PROSECUTORS INSISTED THAT EPSTEIN GO TO JAIL, REGISTER AS EPSTEIN GO TO JAIL, REGISTER AS A SEX OFFENDER AND PUT THE WORLD A SEX OFFENDER AND PUT THE WORLD ON NOTICE THAT HE WAS A SEXUAL ON NOTICE THAT HE WAS A SEXUAL PREDATOR. PREDATOR. NOW THAT NEW EVIDENCE AND NOW THAT NEW EVIDENCE AND ADDITIONAL TESTIMONY IS ADDITIONAL TESTIMONY IS AVAILABLE, THE NEW YORK AVAILABLE, THE NEW YORK PROSECUTION OFFERS AN IMPORTANT PROSECUTION OFFERS AN IMPORTANT OPPORTUNITY TO MORE FULLY BRING OPPORTUNITY TO MORE FULLY BRING HIM TO JUSTICE. HIM TO JUSTICE.>>I WANT TO TALK ABOUT THAT A>>I WANT TO TALK ABOUT THAT A LITTLE BIT, BUT BEFORE WE DO LITTLE BIT, BUT BEFORE WE DO THAT THE PRESIDENT HAS A THAT THE PRESIDENT HAS A TENDENCY TO OBFUSCATE. TENDENCY TO OBFUSCATE. THE LABOR SECRETARY THE THE LABOR SECRETARY THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE MAY BE LOW, UNEMPLOYMENT RATE MAY BE LOW, IT’S GOT TO GO TO DO WITH THE IT’S GOT TO GO TO DO WITH THE LABOR SECRETARY, THE LABOR LABOR SECRETARY, THE LABOR SECRETARY AND THAT DEPARTMENT SECRETARY AND THAT DEPARTMENT MEASURES UNEMPLOYMENT. MEASURES UNEMPLOYMENT. SO THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IS LOW SO THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IS LOW AS A DEFENSE FOR ALEX ACOSTA IS AS A DEFENSE FOR ALEX ACOSTA IS AN IRRELEVANT POINT, JUST SO AN IRRELEVANT POINT, JUST SO PEOPLE DON’T GET CAUGHT UP ON PEOPLE DON’T GET CAUGHT UP ON THAT. THAT.>>ALSO FROM A HISTORICAL>>ALSO FROM A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE WE KNOW THAT THE PERSPECTIVE WE KNOW THAT THE PRESIDENT HAS LOST A NUMBER OF PRESIDENT HAS LOST A NUMBER OF PEOPLE OR FIRED A NUMBER OF PEOPLE OR FIRED A NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN HIS ADMINISTRATION AND PEOPLE IN HIS ADMINISTRATION AND UNTIL HOURS, MINUTES BEFORE EVEN UNTIL HOURS, MINUTES BEFORE EVEN THOSE PEOPLE DON’T KNOW. THOSE PEOPLE DON’T KNOW. SO FOR THE PRESIDENT TO GIVE HIM SO FOR THE PRESIDENT TO GIVE HIM A SEAL OF APPROVAL AT 12:30 A SEAL OF APPROVAL AT 12:30 MEANS NOTHING. MEANS NOTHING.>>LET’S TAKE A LOOK, THOUGH, AT>>LET’S TAKE A LOOK, THOUGH, AT THE HISTORY BETWEEN EPSTEIN WHO THE HISTORY BETWEEN EPSTEIN WHO WE’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT A LOT WE’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT A LOT AND ACOSTA, THE LABOR SECRETARY. AND ACOSTA, THE LABOR SECRETARY. BACK IN THE MID 2000s EPSTEIN BACK IN THE MID 2000s EPSTEIN FACED ACCUSATIONS THAT HE FACED ACCUSATIONS THAT HE SEXUALLY ABUSED MORE THAN 40 SEXUALLY ABUSED MORE THAN 40 GIRLS, THE VICTIMS RANGED IN GIRLS, THE VICTIMS RANGED IN AGES FROM 13 TO 17 YEARS OLD AND AGES FROM 13 TO 17 YEARS OLD AND AS PALM BEACH AUTHORITIES AS PALM BEACH AUTHORITIES FEARED, LOCAL PROSECUTORS WOULD FEARED, LOCAL PROSECUTORS WOULD BE ROLLED OVER BY EPSTEIN’S HIGH BE ROLLED OVER BY EPSTEIN’S HIGH POWERED LAWYERS, THEY ASKED THE POWERED LAWYERS, THEY ASKED THE FEDERAL PROSECUTOR IN MIAMI TO FEDERAL PROSECUTOR IN MIAMI TO STEP IN, THAT’S ACCORDING TO STEP IN, THAT’S ACCORDING TO REPORTING IN THE “NEW YORK REPORTING IN THE “NEW YORK TIMES.” TIMES.” THAT U.S. ATTORNEY WAS, IN FACT, THAT U.S. ATTORNEY WAS, IN FACT, ALEXANDER ACOSTA. ALEXANDER ACOSTA. HE WAS A CAREER GOVERNMENT HE WAS A CAREER GOVERNMENT LAWYER WHO CLERKED FOR JUSTICE LAWYER WHO CLERKED FOR JUSTICE SAMUEL ALITO, HE WAS — BEFORE SAMUEL ALITO, HE WAS — BEFORE HIS EMPLOYMENT TO THE SUPREME HIS EMPLOYMENT TO THE SUPREME COURT, HE SERVED AS THE COURT, HE SERVED AS THE ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR THE CIVIL RIGHTS DIVISION AND HE THE CIVIL RIGHTS DIVISION AND HE WAS THE U.S. ATTORNEY FOR THE WAS THE U.S. ATTORNEY FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA. SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA. DESPITE HIS OFFICE DEVELOPING A DESPITE HIS OFFICE DEVELOPING A CASE AGAINST EPSTEIN ACOSTA CASE AGAINST EPSTEIN ACOSTA TRAVELED FROM MIAMI TO WEST PALM TRAVELED FROM MIAMI TO WEST PALM BEACH MEETING PRIVATELY WITH BEACH MEETING PRIVATELY WITH EPSTEIN’S LAWYERS. EPSTEIN’S LAWYERS. FOR SOME REASON OUT OF THAT FOR SOME REASON OUT OF THAT MEETING CAME AN NPA, A MEETING CAME AN NPA, A NONPROSECUTION AGREEMENT THAT NONPROSECUTION AGREEMENT THAT BASICALLY ALLOWED A GUILTY PLEA BASICALLY ALLOWED A GUILTY PLEA ON LESSER STATE CHARGES. ON LESSER STATE CHARGES. EPSTEIN WAS TO SERVE 13 MONTHS EPSTEIN WAS TO SERVE 13 MONTHS IN JAIL AND REQUIRED HIM TO IN JAIL AND REQUIRED HIM TO REGISTER AS A SEX OFFENDER AT REGISTER AS A SEX OFFENDER AT ACOSTA’S CONFIRMATION HEARING TO ACOSTA’S CONFIRMATION HEARING TO BE SECRETARY OF LABOR SENATOR BE SECRETARY OF LABOR SENATOR TIM KAINE OF VIRGINIA PRESSED TIM KAINE OF VIRGINIA PRESSED HIM ON THIS NONPROSECUTION HIM ON THIS NONPROSECUTION AGREEMENT. AGREEMENT.>>THERE IS AN ALLEGATION THAT I>>THERE IS AN ALLEGATION THAT I JUST READ THAT YOU DID NOT JUST READ THAT YOU DID NOT PURSUE A FEDERAL INDICTMENT EVEN PURSUE A FEDERAL INDICTMENT EVEN THOUGH YOUR STAFF HAD ADVOCATED THOUGH YOUR STAFF HAD ADVOCATED THAT YOU DO SO, IS THAT THAT YOU DO SO, IS THAT ACCURATE? ACCURATE?>>THAT IS NOT ACCURATE.>>THAT IS NOT ACCURATE.>>FEDERAL PROSECUTORS DETAILED>>FEDERAL PROSECUTORS DETAILED THEIR FINDINGS IN AN 82-PAGE THEIR FINDINGS IN AN 82-PAGE PROSECUTION MEMO AND A 53-PAGE PROSECUTION MEMO AND A 53-PAGE INDICTMENT, BUT EPSTEIN WAS INDICTMENT, BUT EPSTEIN WAS NEVER INDICTED. NEVER INDICTED. THEN THERE IS A QUOTE, QUOTE, THEN THERE IS A QUOTE, QUOTE, THIS AGREEMENT, THE AGREEMENT THIS AGREEMENT, THE AGREEMENT YOU DESCRIBE, WILL NOT BE MADE YOU DESCRIBE, WILL NOT BE MADE PART OF ANY PUBLIC RECORD. PART OF ANY PUBLIC RECORD.>>IT IS PRETTY TYPICAL IN A>>IT IS PRETTY TYPICAL IN A PROSECUTION FOR AN INDICTMENT, A PROSECUTION FOR AN INDICTMENT, A DRAFT INDICTMENT, TO BE WRITTEN. DRAFT INDICTMENT, TO BE WRITTEN. THAT DOESN’T NECESSARILY MEAN THAT DOESN’T NECESSARILY MEAN THAT THAT DRAFT INDICTMENT IS THAT THAT DRAFT INDICTMENT IS FILED BECAUSE THAT DRAFT FILED BECAUSE THAT DRAFT INDICTMENT DOES NOT CONSIDER INDICTMENT DOES NOT CONSIDER OFTEN THE STRENGTH OF THE OFTEN THE STRENGTH OF THE UNDERLYING CASE. UNDERLYING CASE.>>THE DRAFT INDICTMENT, 53-PAGE>>THE DRAFT INDICTMENT, 53-PAGE DRAFT INDICTMENT MAY NOT HAVE DRAFT INDICTMENT MAY NOT HAVE CONSIDERED THE STRENGTH OF THE CONSIDERED THE STRENGTH OF THE UNDERLYING CASE. UNDERLYING CASE. HERE IS WHAT HAPPENED, THE U.S. HERE IS WHAT HAPPENED, THE U.S. ATTORNEY IN NEW YORK CONSIDERS ATTORNEY IN NEW YORK CONSIDERS THE UNDERLYING CASE STRONG THE UNDERLYING CASE STRONG ENOUGH AND ACOSTA WASN’T THE ENOUGH AND ACOSTA WASN’T THE ONLY ONE WHO USED THE LAW TO ONLY ONE WHO USED THE LAW TO BENEFIT EPSTEIN. BENEFIT EPSTEIN. IN 2011 THE MANHATTAN DISTRICT IN 2011 THE MANHATTAN DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE ASKED A JUDGE ATTORNEY’S OFFICE ASKED A JUDGE TO DOWNGRADE EPSTEIN’S SEX TO DOWNGRADE EPSTEIN’S SEX OFFENDER STATUS FROM THE MOST OFFENDER STATUS FROM THE MOST RESTRICTIVE TO THE LEAST. RESTRICTIVE TO THE LEAST. THE JUDGE INCREDULOUS AT THE THE JUDGE INCREDULOUS AT THE REQUEST DENIED IT, BUT HERE IS REQUEST DENIED IT, BUT HERE IS THE INTERESTING PART, THIS IS THE INTERESTING PART, THIS IS HOW SERIOUSLY EPSTEIN TOOK HIS HOW SERIOUSLY EPSTEIN TOOK HIS PUNISHMENT. PUNISHMENT. JUST A MONTH AFTER THE DA WENT JUST A MONTH AFTER THE DA WENT TO BAT FOR HIM, EPSTEIN JOKED TO BAT FOR HIM, EPSTEIN JOKED ABOUT HIS SEX OFFENDER ABOUT HIS SEX OFFENDER DESIGNATION, TELLING THE NEW DESIGNATION, TELLING THE NEW YORK POST, I’M NOT A SEXUAL YORK POST, I’M NOT A SEXUAL PREDATOR, I’M AN OFFENDER. PREDATOR, I’M AN OFFENDER. IT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A IT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A MURDERER AND A PERSON WHO STEALS MURDERER AND A PERSON WHO STEALS A BAGEL. A BAGEL.>>A PERSON WHO STEALS A BAGEL.>>A PERSON WHO STEALS A BAGEL.>>THIS IS FROM A MAN ACCUSED OF>>THIS IS FROM A MAN ACCUSED OF ABUSING DOZENS OF GIRLS. ABUSING DOZENS OF GIRLS. STEALS A BAGEL. STEALS A BAGEL.>>GIRLS, AS YOUNG AS 14 YEARS>>GIRLS, AS YOUNG AS 14 YEARS OLD. OLD.>>YEAH.>>YEAH.>>SO THAT’S LIKE STEALING A>>SO THAT’S LIKE STEALING A BAGEL. BAGEL. HERE IS WHY THAT’S IMPORTANT, HERE IS WHY THAT’S IMPORTANT, BECAUSE ACOSTA IS THE SECRETARY BECAUSE ACOSTA IS THE SECRETARY OF LABOR AND THAT’S WHY THIS IS OF LABOR AND THAT’S WHY THIS IS RELEVANT, BECAUSE THE LABOR RELEVANT, BECAUSE THE LABOR DEPARTMENT IS A KEY PARTNER IN DEPARTMENT IS A KEY PARTNER IN PREVENTING HUMAN TRAFFICKING, PREVENTING HUMAN TRAFFICKING, INCLUDING SEX TRAFFICKING, WHICH INCLUDING SEX TRAFFICKING, WHICH IS A COMPONENT OF EPSTEIN’S IS A COMPONENT OF EPSTEIN’S CHARGES. CHARGES. HERE IS HOW ACOSTA DEFENDED THE HERE IS HOW ACOSTA DEFENDED THE CASE DURING HIS CONFIRMATION CASE DURING HIS CONFIRMATION HEARING. HEARING.>>AT THE END OF THIS CASE I>>AT THE END OF THIS CASE I RECEIVED A TELEPHONE CALL FROM RECEIVED A TELEPHONE CALL FROM THE SPECIAL AGENT IN CHARGE OF THE SPECIAL AGENT IN CHARGE OF THE FBI WHO HAD BEEN PART OF THE FBI WHO HAD BEEN PART OF THIS ENTIRE PROCESS AND HAD BEEN THIS ENTIRE PROCESS AND HAD BEEN AT THE MEETINGS AND HAD BEEN AT THE MEETINGS AND HAD BEEN INVOLVED AND HE CALLED TO JUST INVOLVED AND HE CALLED TO JUST SAY CONGRATULATIONS. SAY CONGRATULATIONS. THIS WAS REALLY HARD FOUGHT AND THIS WAS REALLY HARD FOUGHT AND WELL WON. WELL WON. AND I SAY THAT BECAUSE THIS AND I SAY THAT BECAUSE THIS REALLY WAS A POINT OF PRIDE. REALLY WAS A POINT OF PRIDE.>>SINCE YOU’VE ADDED ON THEN I>>SINCE YOU’VE ADDED ON THEN I WANT TO ADD ON. WANT TO ADD ON. YOU ARE AWARE THAT MR. EPSTEIN YOU ARE AWARE THAT MR. EPSTEIN SERVED THAT 13 MONTHS, HE WAS SERVED THAT 13 MONTHS, HE WAS ALLOWED OUT DURING THE DAY AND ALLOWED OUT DURING THE DAY AND HE HAD TO SLEEP AT A COUNTY HE HAD TO SLEEP AT A COUNTY JAIL, BUT HE WAS BASICALLY JAIL, BUT HE WAS BASICALLY ALLOWED TO MOVE AND GO AROUND ALLOWED TO MOVE AND GO AROUND THE COMMUNITY AND DO WHATEVER HE THE COMMUNITY AND DO WHATEVER HE WANTS AND THEN THAT BECAME A WANTS AND THEN THAT BECAME A SUBJECT OF SIGNIFICANT SUBJECT OF SIGNIFICANT CRITICISM. CRITICISM.>>AND I AM ON RECORD CONDEMNING>>AND I AM ON RECORD CONDEMNING THAT AND I THINK THAT WAS AWFUL. THAT AND I THINK THAT WAS AWFUL.>>AND YOU WOULD SAY THAT WAS A>>AND YOU WOULD SAY THAT WAS A STATE — YOU KNOW, THAT WAS A STATE — YOU KNOW, THAT WAS A PROBLEM WITH THE WAY THE STATE PROBLEM WITH THE WAY THE STATE ADMINISTERED THE STATE SENTENCE? ADMINISTERED THE STATE SENTENCE?>>YES, AND I THINK IT WAS>>YES, AND I THINK IT WAS WRONG. WRONG.>>NOW, DESPITE THE DEAL, EVERY>>NOW, DESPITE THE DEAL, EVERY SENATE REPUBLICAN OTHER THAN SENATE REPUBLICAN OTHER THAN PENNSYLVANIA’S PATH TOOMEY WHO PENNSYLVANIA’S PATH TOOMEY WHO DIDN’T VOTE ELECTED TO CONFIRM DIDN’T VOTE ELECTED TO CONFIRM ACOSTA. ACOSTA. THEY WERE JOINED BY EIGHT THEY WERE JOINED BY EIGHT DEMOCRATS INCLUDING KAINE’S DEMOCRATS INCLUDING KAINE’S VIRGINIA COLLEAGUE MARK WARNER VIRGINIA COLLEAGUE MARK WARNER ALONG WITH ANGUS KING. ALONG WITH ANGUS KING. JOINING US NOW JILL WINE-BANKS. JOINING US NOW JILL WINE-BANKS.>>JILL, ACOSTA SAID THIS WAS>>JILL, ACOSTA SAID THIS WAS THE BEST DEAL POSSIBLE. THE BEST DEAL POSSIBLE. WE HAVE TALKED TO A NUMBER OF WE HAVE TALKED TO A NUMBER OF LAWYERS SINCE THIS NEWS BROKE LAWYERS SINCE THIS NEWS BROKE THAT SAY THAT THIS DOESN’T SEEM THAT SAY THAT THIS DOESN’T SEEM LIKE THE BEST DEAL POSSIBLE, BUT LIKE THE BEST DEAL POSSIBLE, BUT LET’S TALK ABOUT WHAT WOULD LET’S TALK ABOUT WHAT WOULD HAPPEN, WHY A U.S. ATTORNEY HAPPEN, WHY A U.S. ATTORNEY WOULD MAKE A DEAL WITH A WOULD MAKE A DEAL WITH A DEFENDANT, NOT CONSULT THE DEFENDANT, NOT CONSULT THE VICTIMS ABOUT THE DEAL. VICTIMS ABOUT THE DEAL.>>IT’S A TERRIBLE DEAL AND>>IT’S A TERRIBLE DEAL AND EVERYTHING ABOUT IT STINKS. EVERYTHING ABOUT IT STINKS. THE FACT THAT HE KEPT THIS THE FACT THAT HE KEPT THIS SECRET FROM THE VICTIMS, DID NOT SECRET FROM THE VICTIMS, DID NOT GIVE THEM THE NOTICE THAT’S GIVE THEM THE NOTICE THAT’S REQUIRED BY THE LAW, THAT HE MET REQUIRED BY THE LAW, THAT HE MET WITH THE DEFENSE ATTORNEYS IN WITH THE DEFENSE ATTORNEYS IN PALM BEACH IN A HOTEL INSTEAD OF PALM BEACH IN A HOTEL INSTEAD OF HAVING AN ON THE RECORD MEETING HAVING AN ON THE RECORD MEETING IN HIS OFFICE, ONLY INDICATES IN HIS OFFICE, ONLY INDICATES HOW TERRIBLE THIS DEAL WAS. HOW TERRIBLE THIS DEAL WAS. THERE WERE MULTIPLE VICTIMS, THERE WERE MULTIPLE VICTIMS, THERE WAS PLENTY OF EVIDENCE, THERE WAS PLENTY OF EVIDENCE, THERE IS NEVER A DECISION MADE THERE IS NEVER A DECISION MADE WHERE YOU HAVE A PROSECUTION WHERE YOU HAVE A PROSECUTION MEMO THAT DOESN’T CONSIDER THE MEMO THAT DOESN’T CONSIDER THE UNDERLYING EVIDENCE. UNDERLYING EVIDENCE. THAT IS JUST WRONG. THAT IS JUST WRONG. ANY PROSECUTOR LEARNS RIGHT AWAY ANY PROSECUTOR LEARNS RIGHT AWAY THAT YOU TALK ABOUT THE THAT YOU TALK ABOUT THE STRENGTHS AND THE WEAKNESSES AND STRENGTHS AND THE WEAKNESSES AND YOU POINT OUT EXACTLY HOW STRONG YOU POINT OUT EXACTLY HOW STRONG YOUR CASE IS. YOUR CASE IS. AND THIS WAS A CASE THAT WAS AND THIS WAS A CASE THAT WAS CLEARLY STRONG ENOUGH TO BE CLEARLY STRONG ENOUGH TO BE PROSECUTED. PROSECUTED. AND SHOULD HAVE BEEN PROSECUTED. AND SHOULD HAVE BEEN PROSECUTED. THE SENTENCE WOULD HAVE BEEN THE SENTENCE WOULD HAVE BEEN OVER 40 YEARS IN JAIL IN THE OVER 40 YEARS IN JAIL IN THE FEDERAL SYSTEM. FEDERAL SYSTEM. HE SERVED LESS THAN A YEAR AND HE SERVED LESS THAN A YEAR AND HE DID IT, AS YOU HAVE NOTED, BY HE DID IT, AS YOU HAVE NOTED, BY GOING TO HIS OFFICE AND WORKING GOING TO HIS OFFICE AND WORKING EVERY DAY. EVERY DAY.>>SIX DAYS A WEEK.>>SIX DAYS A WEEK.>>THAT IS NOT PUNISHMENT.>>THAT IS NOT PUNISHMENT.>>HELP US UNDERSTAND IN THE>>HELP US UNDERSTAND IN THE NONPROSECUTION AGREEMENT, NONPROSECUTION AGREEMENT, CO-CONSPIRATORS WHO ARE NEVER CO-CONSPIRATORS WHO ARE NEVER NAMED ARE GRANTED IMMUNITY. NAMED ARE GRANTED IMMUNITY. WHEN THE PROSECUTION WOULD AGREE WHEN THE PROSECUTION WOULD AGREE TO IMMUNITY, TO THE BEST OF OUR TO IMMUNITY, TO THE BEST OF OUR UNDERSTANDING THEY WOULD BE UNDERSTANDING THEY WOULD BE GETTING SOMETHING ON THE OTHER GETTING SOMETHING ON THE OTHER SIDE. SIDE.>>YOU DON’T GIVE AWAY IMMUNITY>>YOU DON’T GIVE AWAY IMMUNITY FOR NOTHING. FOR NOTHING.>>WHAT WAS GIVEN AWAY?>>WHAT WAS GIVEN AWAY? JEFFREY EPSTEIN DOESN’T SEEM TO JEFFREY EPSTEIN DOESN’T SEEM TO HAVE OFFERED ANYTHING. HAVE OFFERED ANYTHING.>>IT’S VERY HARD TO UNDERSTAND>>IT’S VERY HARD TO UNDERSTAND AND LET’S LOOK AT THE CURRENT AND LET’S LOOK AT THE CURRENT INDICTMENT, WHICH ALSO SAYS THAT INDICTMENT, WHICH ALSO SAYS THAT EPSTEIN ACTED WITH OTHERS KNOWN EPSTEIN ACTED WITH OTHERS KNOWN AND UNKNOWN. AND UNKNOWN. THAT MEANS — AND LET’S JUST THAT MEANS — AND LET’S JUST LOOK AT THE WATERGATE INDICTMENT LOOK AT THE WATERGATE INDICTMENT WHICH ALSO INDICTED ALL OF THE WHICH ALSO INDICTED ALL OF THE PRESIDENT’S TOP MEN WITH OTHERS PRESIDENT’S TOP MEN WITH OTHERS KNOWN AND UNKNOWN. KNOWN AND UNKNOWN. AND THEN LATER IN A BILL OF AND THEN LATER IN A BILL OF PARTICULARS AS PART OF DISCOVERY PARTICULARS AS PART OF DISCOVERY WE RELEASED THE NAMES OF OTHERS WE RELEASED THE NAMES OF OTHERS THAT WERE KNOWN, INCLUDING THAT WERE KNOWN, INCLUDING PRESIDENT NIXON. PRESIDENT NIXON. SO I DON’T KNOW WHO THOSE OTHERS SO I DON’T KNOW WHO THOSE OTHERS KNOWN AND UNKNOWN ARE, BUT WE DO KNOWN AND UNKNOWN ARE, BUT WE DO KNOW THAT AT LEAST ONE GIRL WAS KNOW THAT AT LEAST ONE GIRL WAS TAKEN FROM MAR-A-LAGO WHERE TAKEN FROM MAR-A-LAGO WHERE JEFFREY EPSTEIN MET HER AND SO JEFFREY EPSTEIN MET HER AND SO WE DON’T KNOW WHO THOSE OTHERS WE DON’T KNOW WHO THOSE OTHERS ARE. ARE. WE DO KNOW THAT SOME WERE WE DO KNOW THAT SOME WERE EMPLOYEES OF HIS WHO ARE NAMED EMPLOYEES OF HIS WHO ARE NAMED AS EMPLOYEE ONE, TWO AND THREE, AS EMPLOYEE ONE, TWO AND THREE, BUT IT’S GOING TO TAKE SOME BUT IT’S GOING TO TAKE SOME DISCOVERY AND SOME TRIAL TO FIND DISCOVERY AND SOME TRIAL TO FIND OUT MORE OF THE DETAILS. OUT MORE OF THE DETAILS. BUT THIS IS INEXPLICABLE, IT’S BUT THIS IS INEXPLICABLE, IT’S TERRIBLE. TERRIBLE. WE NEED TO PROTECT YOUNG GIRLS WE NEED TO PROTECT YOUNG GIRLS AND THE FACT THAT HE IS NOW IN AND THE FACT THAT HE IS NOW IN CHARGE OF SUPERVISING HUMAN CHARGE OF SUPERVISING HUMAN TRAFFICKING IS REALLY

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  • Steven Miller on screen

  • Acosta needs to go. It's too conflicting and he's not trustworthy in the labor department.

  • Is it Miami? Lol ok guy

  • Where are Epstein’s blackmail tapes? You may be certain they are not in a safe in his New York mansion.

  • I bet he has stolen a bagel also. Almost guaranteed.

  • And the fact you keep calling the billionaire. A millionaire. No one believes your garbage. Get your facts together. Before you start a video! And president Trump did not defend him he said. He's been good at his job now not the decisions made years ago! 4 mansions and 2 islands. Is more then a few billion. And it's. Thousands of girls. Not a few dozen!

  • How is so-called "judge" Jeanine Pirro going to interpret this application of the so-called law? Blame this failure of the administration of justice on Obama and Hillary?

  • this guy is one of Trumps men, Time for Rupert Murdoch

  • CP5 was in the wrong place at the wrong time and they got 8-13 years! Epstein preys in little girls and he gets “Workstudy”, Trump preyed on women and he gets “America”!! Are we screwed? 😭

  • Why doesn’t he change his sentences he says the same things all the time he sounds like a a 4th grader

  • We are MORE concerned with the history between Epstein and the Clinton's, along with the rest of the criminal Dems that associated with that despicable slob.

  • The Trump Crime Regime repetitively churning out the worst of the worst.

  • Acosta looks like he has had his teeth knocked out by Epstein’s hard powerful member.

  • CHUCK SCUMER, TOOK MONEY FROM EPSTEIN 22,000 HARVEY WEINSTEIN ,ANTHONY WEINER AND OTHERS
    REPORT THAT
    WE DEMAND SCHUMER RESIGNATION

  • Remind me who was POTUS then and who ran the FBI and cia then!

  • Wait, what???! A little throw-away comment right at the end – "one of the girls was taken from Mar-a-Lago…"! WTF?!

  • USA  looking very   sad  and  bad   judge  a society how it treats  its  children  not  too good these days 🙁

  • This is all nothing but a bunch of double talk. Bottom line……some pedophiles in very high places who Epstein supplied minors to told Acosta to back off and exactly what plea deal to make with Epstein. People use some common sense. Acosta was just the front man taking orders from powerful pedophiles behind the scenes calling the shots.

  • Is that Trump’s mouth moving? 👄
    Oh, okay. How many lies does this now make…14590, 14591, 14592, 14593,..🤔

  • It is strange that Donald Trumps name allways are popping up when some criminals are being arrested.

  • The pizza connection and butterflies is not a conspiracy!!!?!?!? Is it now ?!?!?!?!????????? Is it ???? Busted wide by the independent media and while all the TV news on every channel saying it is a conspiracy!!!! Independent media worth while!!!!

  • They labeled 14yr olds as 'underage prostitutes' so their buddy Jeffrey could continue to throw those parties that they all enjoy.
    #Murica: Land of Sociopaths

  • So, Acosta might say, is it a crime to love too much? Is it really? Is it really a crime? Sounds like the worst joke ever, huh?

  • It's looking a lot like there is going to be many more "Big Names' getting caught up in this particular scandal, and, I suspect, that there is much more ROT than anyone was aware of, and individuals that have Never been on the Radar!

  • You MSNBC clowns are owned and controlled by the very evil beings doing this to our children. ZIONIST PEDOPHILE FILTH.

  • Let me check your pockets, Acosta; they're looking pretty fat since the Epstein play.

  • All in bed together…. perverts covering up for each other.. .

  • Disgusting…what he been doing for the last 10-11 years….glad he will not longer abuse children….put them all away…..these. grown men should be ashamed of themselves…

  • The little Orhan Annie pin on Jill Wine-Banks. Acosta failed those girls. Plain and simple. Yes, there are extenuating circumstances legally that the rest of us schmoes don't grasp, but in the end, a sleazy mess. Maybe we don't just blame Acosta. Maybe we need to look elsewhere. But, when the plea deal was made, either the judge knew the victims were not consulted, or he didn't. If he did, he was complicit in breaking the law. If he didn't, it was because Acosta either lied, or hid the information from the judge. No good way to see this.

  • TRUMP LIED ABOUT DRAINING A SWAMP IN DC; TRUMP BUILT AND FILLED A SWAMP WITH HIS OWN BREED OF ALLIGATORS AND OTHER VILE, VICIOUS REPTILES.

  • 13 months sentence:
    6 days a week out for 12 hours:
    Equals 5,376 hours actually behind bars.

  • Nice for you that he gets to watch the employment numbers !

  • Someone should tell dumb dumb that Acosta was the head honcho at SDFL. He was the Cheif Federal Prosecutor. He made all final decisions in that office. Acosta is either ignorant of the law or was intimidated by Epstein's Defense team and folded or he is complicit with violating the law in favor of Epstein and lied throughout his presser yesterday. Whatever the case, when Acosta resigns it will not bode well for his future. You can tell during the press conference he was trying to salvage what remaining respect he still has. I've read 2 or 3 Law Professors take on what really happened-What should have happened and Acosta's explanation of his actions and they all insinuate Acosta is lose with the truth-a lawyers was of saying he's lying.

  • Evil people protecting evil people throw them all in jail with NO special privileges .

  • Every one work for trump always excellent..? every one stand on trump way he always said : I DO NOT KNOW THAT GUY OR THAT GAL ..HE OR SHE JUST A COFFEE BOY..hihi

  • Acosta failed to do his job properly in the first place,why should he keep his job.This guy protects the rich, I wonder what backhander he got

  • MSNBC isn't reporting the names and photos of all the high-profile men on Epstein's list. Bill Clinton and Donald Trump are too obvious and self-indicted to exclude. Clinton had 4 international trips with Epstein, and 26 documented trips on Eptein's jet, "The Lolita Express". But here's a few more:

    Prince Andrew, Ron Burkle (a big donor and fundraiser for Bill Clinton's presidency), Alan Dershowitz, Kennith Star, Lawrence Krauss (ex-physics professor at Arizona State who had to resign due to alleged sexual misconduct), Steven Pinker (an academic and friend of Bill Gates), Kevin Spacey (actor), Larry Summers (former president of Harvard & former Clinton Treasury Secretary … and the list goes on.

  • What evidence is there that Epstein was "working in his office" and not enjoying massages by under-age girls "in his office"?

  • This is crazy, Alex Acosta should be arrested never mind resigning.

  • To be "excellent " in the Mouth of a Criminal – what great Compliment! Heil KaiserTrump!

  • Acosta , it was the best deal possible, did you tell anyone, did you spite about on how good a deal you got . No you worm you hide it like a dog you are . These kids come from the lower class so they are of no consequence to some billionaires pedophile .

  • Trump’s seal of approval let’s hope it’s the usual kiss of death for this disgusting repellant diabolical individual.

    Acosta out now! Followed by Barr.

  • I wonder who his co-conspirators could be? Erm a difficult question🤪.

  • Mexicans for trump go trump 2020

  • Acosta had No legal right to meet with Epstein's attorney in private to discuss Epstein's case!

  • Acosta did the right thing and resigned this morning. Now Mr. Acosta is no longer a distraction to the Trump Administration….. Epstein now needs to be put behind bars where he can be abused in the shower, just like those little girls he had his way with.

  • I wonder how many bagels did he steal?!

  • All these people are rotten to the core. They need to be hanged until dead.

  • defending him he was in on it too

  • Iam curioys if acosta has brit intel connection and ever run into aquino the satanist

  • Acosta is a very dark figure

  • Hello, Mike Tyson
    Are u there?

  • Sick Perverts Incorporated

  • The whole system is corrupt because people aren’t meant to have so much money and power over others…. absolute power corrupts absolutely! The whole system is a sham and it’s up to us poor folks to keep at risk girls safe from all the wealthy. The more money someone has the more power and the more power the less human decency a person will have. This is absolutely disgusting!

  • There were 53….no..read that again…53 indictments against him in 2008….go deeper people…AG Barr…and his father…just for starters…do your research…check out Epsteins "teaching career"…just for starters…that's a good begininng

  • Oh…and just in case you folks didn't know…..the Secretary of Labors job description includes human trafficking…imagine that…

  • Economy was set on course by Obama Administration.Trump reaped benefits. Tweaked it in a move called 'a deck of cards' by tax cut for top 1%…Over a year ago economists worldwide began talking about late '19 meltdown. Some say it has started when they look at indicators.

  • MSNBC pointing the spotlight on Acosta in order to keep their pedophile friends safe. Disgusting!

  • It's simple what Epstein gave away. He told Accosta he would not release his extortion tapes.

  • Trump… "…I think in Miami…was it Miami?" As if! As if he didn't know it was Miami. OMG how can people fall for such blatant deception.

  • slime. they're all slime.

  • Hey Trump base, we can all allow this garbage, as long as only your sons and daughters are the ones being abused. If you dont like that kind of condition, then stop supporting the moron you helped to put into the Whitehouse. Listen to what your leader is saying, it does not matter what anyone has done in the past, no matter how wrong, as long as Trump believes they are a great whatever for him, they could have been a cannibal or poisoned millions. If Hitler wanted to be Labor secretary, this current leader would allow that, because that little Holocaust thing was a long time ago. Is that what you think is right for our country?? If so, get out of our country.

  • Acosta got paid off!

  • All Acosta had to do was resign!? For breaking the law!? He needs to go to jail and they need to check his financial records to see if Epstein bribed him and it looks like he did!

  • Run the tape! Trump ask if it was Miami. He knows its was Miami. And there's probable tapes. Every time one of his cronies get caught he try's to distance himself from the crash. Trump needs to resign as well!!

  • Alex acosta was the book keaper of al capone jeff paedo and nargo gansta.why trump hire him

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  • Trump both distancing himself from Acosta, and belittling that Gollum’s actions back in 2008/2009. Hilarious, not!

  • Let's add another item to investigate, how many girls never made it home from Pedofile island? Cross check the pictures and movies from his homes with the national databases of missing children. Make it worldwide! Rich guys like to intimidate young people with mental torture with snuff films to influence the weak when there is a problem with cooperation. Lock everyone up pending investigation.

  • Focus on criminals first.. prosecute!!!… you MSNBC and like-minded media do the world a great disservice by employing distractions!… Media creating civil unrest should be criminalized.

  • What deal did Trump make with Acosta. Did Acosta go through normal confirmation. Trump absolutely had to know the details of the Acosta Epstein prosecution.

  • Gossipers whom become jealous because they did not how and why, just became objective to something they knew nothing about. Confidential care services are not a broadcast issue for many reasons.

  • I did not charge anything; I only served as a concerned person invited to be a witness.

  • ALL ROADS POINT TO THE CLINTONS.

  • Wow. Wow. Wow..
    We are living amongst many pedophiles. Everyone that dealt with this guy is questionable. Wow.
    I bet jeff commits "suicide" in jail. He knows too much. Watch.

  • WHY ISN'T HE IN JAIL? CONSPIRACY TO DENY THE VICTIMS THEIR RIGHTS UNDER THE CRIMES VICTIMS ACT LAW ?? MR ACOSTA WAS PAID? HOW MUCH? OR WHAT DID HE GET OUT OF IT? A HARVARD LAWYER? AND HE DIDN'T GET ANYTHING IS FRAUD IN ITSELF

  • I can't wait to see another rich man exposed as pedophile ☠

  • Now #BARR family Hired him to teach in a school with no teaching degree really ?

  • If this happen to Acosta's daughter's, I can guarantee you that the accused would of gotten the death penalty.

  • ACOSTA YOU SHOULD BE IN PRISON !!!!

  • TRUMP IS NEXT TO LEAVE THE WHITE HOUSE !!!!!

  • He always side with the crooks.

  • Each girls should get one million dollars for molesting

  • trump gave Acosta a job for helping his friend Epstein get a light sentence and keeping trumps name out of the scandal until now, so trump fired him now

  • " MONEY MAKES A HUGE DIFFERENCIA. "

  • " Bagel theft".., how appropriate ..worth it's weight in shekels

  • Stephanie i wants to BITE all nite😎 An im not go get tire👄👄👄👄👄👄👄👄👄👅👅👅👅Stephanie Stephanie Stephanie itll take a while with Stephanie.

  • when trump said he did not know where epstien island was,,,,,,,,,,,,and i voted for him last time,,,,,,i knew he was lying last week when he said he said, he didnt even know where th eisland is,,,,,,,,,,,or was,,,,,i say bs,,, any international traveld one would know, in big business and flying all the time,, he knew where it was,,so why did he lie?

  • trump lost my next vote,

  • Good job MSNBC. NOW, report on Acosta saying it was an intel operation & how Allen Dershowitz was involved with the case while being accused of being an abuser as well.

  • Send them all to jail

  • Dumby, Trump did not say that you are a liar.Trump actually said that the low unemployment may have made Acostas job easier you fk. Epstein got off because he was a asset for the CIA and this means lots of high level people were  involved with Epsteins life like Robert Mueller who pushed for NO conviction of Epstein.

  • TRUMP ,OWNED 'MISS TEEN AMERICA "!THE ECONOMY IS NOT DOING WELL , THE NUMBERS ARE FAKE ,WE HAVE 22+ TRILLION DEBETH !LABOR SECRETARY ACOSTA .IS THE ONE BRANCH THAT IS IN CHARGE OF 'HUMAN TRAFFIK " ,NO WONDER THIS TIME ,ALEX ACOSTA RESIGNS !!

  • Where are the rest of the media cover of this…Where is CNN, cricket's, why;

  • Epstein is not a pedofile, he is just somebody that's collecting dirt on powerful people on behalf of Israel.
    And he is not the only one…

  • Epstein case : not a Republican nor Democrat issue! They all who where involved on the abused, (R) / ( D) need too pay the consequences!
    When Trump nominate Acosta the Republicans knew about the deal that he makes with Epstein(!$?) why nobody of the Republicans say anything during he’s nomination only One or too of the Democrats brought the pedophile issue up to the front🤷‍♀️???
    N why Trump nominee this guy perfectly knowing all about The Epstein, pedophile issue n Acosta involvement(?) please, my friends, if you have children an love them,
    Don’t let this issue go don’t let Republicans or Democrats get away with murder!🙏🏼
    Satan is Real!

  • Trump is sexually attracted to his daughter, he's obviously guilty along with Clinton. These creeps love raping children.

  • They are all at the same orgies for the past fifty years. Pedo party is the only political party. Epstein.trump.clinton.hollywood. saville. They ARE ALL "FRIENDS"!!!!!!

  • Acosta, you protected your associate, made concessions never seen before in order to cover up even more well known people. Like prince Andrew who was accused the same day as Epstein!

  • Disgusting!!!!

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