Report: Federal Attorney Alex Acosta Was Told that Jeffrey Epstein ‘Belonged to Intelligence’ and to ‘Leave it Alone’

Labor Secretary Alex Acosta who, as US Attorney in Miami, oversaw the 2008 ‘sweetheart’ plea deal with alleged sex trafficker, Jeffrey Epstein, reportedly told the Trump transition team he had been told to back off, that Epstein’s activities were not to be investigated. “I was told Epstein ‘belonged to intelligence’ and to leave it alone.” Many critics, including Ann Coulter, have speculated that Epstein, a former math teacher who is now reported to be worth $2-billion, became wealthy by using young girls to blackmail powerful people, citing a victims’ claim that he asked the girls to bring back reports on their liaisons, which sometimes were filmed. Coulter also pointed out that it is hard to believe that Epstein acquired his fortune as a hedge-fund manager. -GEG

Best-selling author Vicky Ward reported Tuesday that Alexander Acosta told the Trump transition team when asked about his handling of Jeffrey Epstein’s case that “I was told Epstein ‘belonged to intelligence’ and to leave it alone.”

From Vicky Ward, The Daily Beast, “Jeffrey Epstein’s Sick Story Played Out for Years in Plain Sight”:

Epstein’s name, I was told, had been raised by the Trump
transition team when Alexander Acosta, the former U.S. attorney in Miami
who’d infamously cut Epstein a non-prosecution plea deal back in 2007,
was being interviewed for the job of labor secretary. The plea deal put a
hard stop to a separate federal investigation of alleged sex crimes
with minors and trafficking.

“Is the Epstein case going to cause a problem [for confirmation
hearings]?” Acosta had been asked. Acosta had explained, breezily,
apparently, that back in the day he’d had just one meeting on the
Epstein case. He’d cut the non-prosecution deal with one of Epstein’s
attorneys because he had “been told” to back off, that Epstein was above
his pay grade. “I was told Epstein ‘belonged to intelligence’ and to
leave it alone,” he told his interviewers in the Trump transition, who
evidently thought that was a sufficient answer and went ahead and hired
Acosta. (The Labor Department had no comment when asked about this.)

[…] In 2007 and 2008, as the FBI prepared a 53-page indictment that
would charge Epstein with sex crimes, Epstein’s powerful legal team
played the influence card.

After the one meeting with then-U.S. Attorney Acosta, where presumably
“intelligence” was mentioned, the indictment was shelved and, instead,
Epstein signed a non-prosecution agreement with federal prosecutors,
pleading guilty to one count of solicitation of prostitution and one
count of procurement of minors for prostitution, which earned him a
cushy 13 months in county jail, from where he was allowed to leave to
work at his office and go for walks.

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Canadian Chiropractor Fined $100,000 for Criticizing Vaccines on Social Media

A Canadian medical committee has ordered a chiropractor, Dr. Dena Churchill, to pay $100,000 to the Nova Scotia College of Chiropractors for ‘professional misconduct’ after she posted messages on social media that vaccines could be harmful – and refused to delete her posts when told to do so. The committee claims that vaccines are outside of the chiropractor’s scope of practice. Canada’s national chiropractic association’s guidelines require chiropractors “not to discuss vaccines in any capacity.” According to reports, Dr. Churchill surrendered her medical license and entered into a settlement agreement with the Nova Scotia College of Chiropractors which required her to admit to being “professionally incompetent as a result of incompetence arising out of mental incapacity.” It is unknown whether Dr. Churchill made the admission of incompetency under duress, but she now is broke. [Question: Can you think of any instances in history where truth required the force of law and the threat of punishment to protect it? Neither can I. Only falsehood needs such protection.] GEG

A former Halifax-based chiropractor has been ordered to pay her
regulator $100,000 as part of a settlement agreement on charges of
professional misconduct related to her sharing anti-vaccination views

In a decision released publicly Thursday,
a hearing committee of the Nova Scotia College of Chiropractors took
into consideration Dena Churchill’s “dire financial circumstances” and
gave her 10 years to pay the money. But it also said if she has not paid
at least $30,000 by Jan. 2, 2022, the full amount becomes due

“Dr. Churchill’s conduct brought the profession of chiropractic into disrepute,” the hearing committee writes in its decision.

“Dr. Churchill has shown no remorse. There is genuine concern that she is ungovernable.”

The college launched an investigation a year ago
after its registrar filed a complaint regarding Churchill’s extensive
posts on social media about topics outside her scope of practice, most
notably posts about vaccines that made disproved claims.

guideline from the national chiropractic association, which is observed
by the Nova Scotia college, is for chiropractors not to discuss vaccines
in any capacity.

Licence surrendered in January

In January, Churchill surrendered her licence
and entered into a settlement agreement with the college, admitting she
was “professionally incompetent as a result of incompetence arising out
of mental incapacity.”

Churchill had been scheduled for a hearing
in late May on 15 allegations of professional misconduct and one count
of conduct unbecoming a chiropractor.

However, the hearing was
cancelled earlier that month when Churchill entered into a settlement
agreement with the college, admitting to the charges.

In that decision, which was also released publicly Thursday,
it is noted Churchill did not comply with multiple requests from her
registrar to remove offending posts from a variety of social media

‘This is an egregious matter’

A separate hearing
was required after the two sides could not agree on costs, with the
college originally seeking the full amount related to the investigation
and administrative process to that point, which was $178,831.34. The
college later reduced its claim to $100,000.

The committee
disagreed with Churchill’s assessment that the finding of professional
misconduct was “not an egregious breach” and awarded the college the
full amount it was seeking.

“This is an egregious matter. Dr.
Churchill admitted she is guilty of professional misconduct. Dr.
Churchill was responsible for social media posts outside her scope of
practice which were harmful to the public.”

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