Monday, July 08, 2019

Epstein's Mothership

Jeffrey Epstein is in the dock again. The Trump haters are hoping Trump is implicated. The Clinton haters figure he's finally going to get his. Prince Andrew, Alan Dershowitz. . . all manner of big shots are implicated, or they aren't.

The stories have been going around for a long time. Epstein, a wealthy financier, apparently had a long career of procuring and violating teenage girls. He had a private plane and a private island. The plane was called the "Lolita Express." He was in the dock in 2008, but he got a plea bargain orchestrated by the man who is now Labor Secretary, Alexander Acosta.

How will it play out? A few guesses:

  • Trump is implicated because he apparently flew on Epstein's plane one time. Bill Clinton flew on Epstein's plane 26 times. Flying on the plane doesn't prove either man diddled a teenager. While it's safe to assume both men will have their names dragged through the mud, it's unlikely they will be in the dock themselves.
  • However, if the Trump haters think they can bring Trump down on this one, they won't hesitate to do so, and if it means Bubba goes under the bus (or the landing gear, so to speak), they won't hesitate there, either. The Clintons are no longer useful.
  • Acosta may be in deep water, too. Paul Mirengoff at Powerline has been beating that drum for a long time. Acosta's departure wouldn't be a big loss, especially if Trump goes bold and puts Scott Walker in the seat. That confirmation hearing would be a whole lot of fun.

4 comments:

Unknown said...

Lolita's are not Trump's fare. He prefers women who have status of some sort. Clinton, otoh... Was predator who preyed on the weak. I would believe credible accusations against him.

Mark said...

Lolita's are not Trump's fare. He prefers women who have status of some sort. Clinton, otoh... Was predator who preyed on the weak. I would believe credible accusations against him.

I agree, but of course everything is about Trump now, so he'll get accused of something, anything as part of this.

W.B. Picklesworth said...

Of course they will try to smear Trump with this, but it will be transparent, they'll overplay a weak hand, and it won't work. The good news is that there is a real possibility that some awful people who thought they were above the law will be called to account.

Unknown said...

If they had any kind of real or suspect tie tween he and Trump, they would have played by now.