According to a former FBI official, the official indictment of Jeffrey Epstein is just a “placeholder,” and we can expect him to be hit with many more, much bigger charges in the near future!
The former FBI Director Chris Swecker said that he thinks the indictment was to get Epstein “off the street” and into custody as fast as was possible, but that it isn’t the end for Epstein.
The Epstein case is being handled by New York’s public corruption unit – a detail which Swecker believes gives indication that the Epstein case is uncovering gross truths about “high-profile individuals,” which could be another reason that more charges against Epstein are being suppressed for the time being until the corruption can be proven.
Take a look at this breaking news that hit Twitter just a few hours ago:
What does this mean for corrupt politicans, the elites, and America as a whole?
Dr. Marion Thorpe on Twitter has an idea:
Other people are calling it just the "tip of the iceberg" on Twitter:
And, some Twitter users are zeroing in on one particular politican rumored to have rode on the "Lolita Express" at least 26 times...
Fox News has more details about the former FBI director's insight into the Epstein indictment:
A former FBI official said Monday that the federal indictment of Jeffrey Epstein is a "placeholder" for prosecutors and he expects a much larger "superseding" indictment to be forthcoming.
Former Assistant FBI Director Chris Swecker said he believes the two-count indictment was brought to get Epstein "off the street" as fast as possible.
Swecker said on "America's Newsroom" that he believes the current investigation is a "redo" of a previous probe that ended with Epstein receiving the "deal of the century." Epstein’s plea deal, in which he was sentenced to 13 months in jail, was overseen by former Miami U.S. Attorney Alexander Acosta, who is now Trump’s labor secretary.
"That plea deal should never have happened. This is a zero-tolerance crime now and it should have been a zero-tolerance crime back then," he said.
He emphasized that the Southern District of New York's public corruption unit is handling the Epstein case, probably because he is alleged to have provided underage women to "pretty high-profile individuals."
"That would involve, by definition, public corruption if the charges were suppressed for that reason," said Swecker.
Time also has some background on the new allegations against him and the plea deal that the former FBI official said "should never have happened":
What are the new allegations against Epstein?
The Miami Herald, which in November published a deep investigative report into how Epstein avoided federal prosecution in 2008, reports that the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan was investigating Epstein for months prior to unsealing the indictment. According to the Herald, the indictment included new victims and witnesses who came forward in the last several months to speak with officials in New York.
Now, Epstein faces one count of sex trafficking and one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking. The current case focuses on victims who were allegedly abused in his New York mansion and Palm Beach estate and looks at his allegedly predatory behavior over the four-year period between 2002 and 2005. An attorney for Epstein did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Prosecutors alleged in the indictment that Epstein would lure girls to both properties under the guise that they would provide him “massages,” that would “become increasingly sexual in nature.”
Epstein is accused of paying girls hundreds of dollars after the sexual encounters and creating a network where minors were always available to him by paying his victims to recruit other girls. According to the indictment, Epstein’s employees also scheduled the sexual encounters and recruited girls.
“This allowed Epstein to create an ever-expanding web of new victims,” Berman told reporters on Monday.
Federal agents recovered “nude photographs of what appeared to be underage girls” when they executed a search warrant at Epstein’s mansion in New York on Saturday, Berman said.
Epstein will remain in jail for at least one week after his bail hearing was moved to Monday, July 15.
How did Epstein strike a plea deal in 2008?
Epstein’s arrest comes a little more than a decade after he struck a plea deal that allowed him to plead guilty to lesser state charges after he was accused of sexually abusing dozens of girls at his Palm Beach home.
By avoiding federal prosecution, Epstein was sentenced to just 18 months in prison after he pled guilty on two counts of soliciting prostitution from a minor. Of that sentence, Epstein served only 13 months and was allowed to spend six days a week at an office for 12 hours a day under a work-release privilege. He was also required to register as a sex offender and reach financial settlements with the dozens of victims who came forward in the case.
The now-infamous deal was overseen by Alexander Acosta, Trump’s current Secretary of Labor, whose actions on the case was detailed in a Miami Herald series last year. Earlier this year, U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra of Florida said he is considering invalidating the deal, noting that Epstein’s victims should have been consulted about it under federal law.
Because Epstein’s prior guilty plea involved state crimes, the current case can avoid double jeopardy because it involves federal crimes, the Associated Press reports. Epstein’s lawyers argued in court Monday that the new charges would involve allegations that were brought up in the Florida case.
Acosta, who has been criticized for how he handled the case, has defended himself, saying the plea deal was appropriate at the time. The White House said earlier this year that it would look into how he oversaw the deal.