‘Blockbuster of the year’: Epstein scandal may expose ‘rich people justice,’ Jesse Ventura says
A US court has ordered the release of over 2,000 files related to the case, and what's in them could be a real bombshell, former Minnesota Governor and RT America host Jesse Ventura believes.
Ventura digs into the growing Epstein scandal on the newest episode of the World According to Jesse. In 2008, Epstein was granted a generous non-prosecution agreement and a 13-month sentence in a private wing of county jail. Much of that was “work release” for up to 12 hours a day, 6 days a week.Also on rt.com ‘Dark cloud has been lifted’: RT America investigates Epstein’s ‘pedophile island’ (VIDEO)
This slap-on-the-wrist ‘punishment’ virtually screams that powerful people were eager to sweep the whole story about a sex trafficking ring under the rug and make sure the millionaire doesn’t talk.
“They covered this case up the first time for a reason. He got his sweet deal for a reason. And I don’t think it was just because Jeffrey Epstein was a nice smiling boy that they did that for him,” Ventura said.
“Obviously there are powerful people at the first trial, when he got his plea deal, that did not want to see the light of day.”Also on rt.com Fake passport, ‘piles of cash’ & diamonds: Should we know you better, Mr. Epstein?
The new case has already led to downfall of Alexander Acosta, who was a federal prosecutor behind the Epstein plea deal in 2008. Acosta was forced to resign as labor secretary in July, as questions about his handling of the first Epstein case piled up.
The entire affair has also exposed the hypocrisy of the US justice system, where rich people are treated differently than the general populace.
“In the United states of America, our justice system is not justice for all. There’s rich people justice and there’s regular people justice, and the court should be embarrassed that exists, but it does,” Ventura said.
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