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Mon Jul 8, 2019, 12:15 PM

Thank you, Julie Brown.

How a Miami Herald reporter’s dogged work led to a billionaire’s arrest

https://www.poynter.org/reporting-editing/2019/how-a-miami-herald-reporters-dogged-work-led-to-a-billionaires-arrest/


How a future Trump Cabinet member gave a serial sex abuser the deal of a lifetime

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/article220097825.html#storylink=cpy


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Response to mobeau69 (Original post)

Mon Jul 8, 2019, 02:42 PM

1. I remember a time

when this type of corruption was unearthed, the appontee would resign. Not so much any more.

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Response to edhopper (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 8, 2019, 04:16 PM

2. We have entered the Twilight Zone. That's all I can come up with.

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Response to mobeau69 (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 8, 2019, 06:18 PM

3. The corruption in this Administration

is a feature, not a bug.

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Response to edhopper (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 8, 2019, 06:33 PM

4. Teapot Dome and Watergate now look like High School pranks.

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Response to edhopper (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 9, 2019, 01:52 AM

5. This was all pretty much known when Acosta was up for confirmation as Labor Secretary.

Last edited Tue Jul 9, 2019, 02:45 AM - Edit history (2)

As stated in the Miami Herald article:

Upon his nomination by Trump as labor secretary in 2017, Acosta was questioned about the Epstein case during a Senate confirmation hearing.

“At the end of the day, based on the evidence, professionals within a prosecutor’s office decided that a plea that guarantees someone goes to jail, that guarantees he register [as a sex offender] generally and guarantees other outcomes, is a good thing,’’ Acosta said of his decision to not prosecute Epstein federally.

California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein, in opposing Acosta for labor secretary, noted that “his handling of a case involving sex trafficking of underage girls when he was a U.S. attorney suggests he won’t put the interests of workers and everyday people ahead of the powerful and well-connected.’’
https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/article220097825.html

And yet he was confirmed...

The vote was mostly along party lines, with all present Republicans voting in favor. But his confirmation to be Labor Secretary was also helped along by eight Democrats who voted in his favor: Catherine Cortez Masto (NV), Heidi Heitkamp (ND), Joe Manchin (WV), Claire McCaskill (MO), Bob Menendez (NJ), Bill Nelson (FL), Jon Tester (MT), and Mark Warner (VA), as well as Independent Angus King (ME).
https://thinkprogress.org/acosta-confirmed-labor-secretary-53694f7ab57/

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