1. Alexander Acosta defends role in Jeffrey Epstein scandal  CNN
  2. Jeffrey Epstein asks to be released on bail while awaiting sex trafficking trial  The Guardian
  3. Jeffrey Epstein: Paedophile financier offers private jet and mansion to avoid pre-trial jail  The Independent
  4. Congress, Leave Epstein to the Courts  The New York Times
  5. Acosta will have more explaining to do — if he stays  The Washington Post
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In a filing in federal court in Manhattan, Epstein's lawyers argued that home confinement, along with electronic monitoring, surveillance and a bond secured by a mortgage on his mansion would be enough to ensure that he does not flee the country.In a filing in federal court in Manhattan, Epstein's lawyers argued that home confinement, along with electronic monitoring, surveillance and a bond secured by a mortgage on his mansion would be enough to ensure that he does not flee the country.

Jeffrey Epstein wants to be released on house arrest at his $77M mansion - National | Globalnews.ca

Financier Jeffrey Epstein's lawyers, seeking bail for their client, said Thursday that he had long lived with the fear that federal prosecutors might pursue sexual abuse charges against him again -- and yet had never sought to flee the country.Financier Jeffrey Epstein's lawyers, seeking bail for their client, said Thursday that he had long lived with the fear that federal prosecutors might pursue sexual abuse charges against him again -- and yet had never sought to flee the country.

Defence lawyers seek detention at home for Jeffrey Epstein | CTV News

U.S. Labour Secretary Alex Acosta defends his handling of a sex-trafficking case involving now-jailed financier Jeffrey Epstein, saying he tried to avoid a deal that would have allowed the wealthy businessman to "walk free."U.S. Labour Secretary Alex Acosta defends his handling of a sex-trafficking case involving now-jailed financier Jeffrey Epstein, saying he tried to avoid a deal that would have allowed the wealthy businessman to "walk free."

Jeffrey Epstein's new charges are a direct rebuke to Alex Acosta — no matter what excuses Acosta providesThe DOJ is taking a welcome stand against influence peddlers who have long attempted to use their status to undermine justice. But what about the prosecutors who enable them?

He is going to get raked over the coals.He is going to get raked over the coals.

Acosta will have more explaining to do — if he stays - The Washington Post

“NEW - The Former State Attorney Barry Krischer responds to Acosta: "I can emphatically state that Mr. Acosta’s recollection of this matter is completely wrong."”

Michael Del Moro on Twitter: "NEW - The Former State Attorney Barry Krischer responds to Acosta: "I can emphatically state that Mr. Acosta’s recollection of this matter is completely wrong."… https://t.co/GZ8cWsi9qX"

“BREAKING / NBC News: Former Palm Beach State Attorney Barry Krischer says in a statement that Alex Acosta is "completely wrong." He says a 53 page federal indictment "was abandoned after secret negotiations between Mr. Epstein’s lawyers and Mr. Acosta. " (h/t @MikeDelMoro )”

Tom Winter on Twitter: "BREAKING / NBC News: Former Palm Beach State Attorney Barry Krischer says in a statement that Alex Acosta is "completely wrong." He says a 53 page federal indictment "was abandoned after secret negotiations between Mr. Epstein’s lawyers and Mr. Acosta. " (h/t @MikeDelMoro )"

“.@TomLlamasABC asks Labor Secretary Alex Acosta if he owes victims of Jeffrey Epstein an apology who say they didn't hear back from Acosta "until it was too late." Acosta does not offer an apology, but defends actions made at the time https://t.co/TAoeIL9CKq https://t.co/W8uExZUExr”

ABC News Politics on Twitter: ".@TomLlamasABC asks Labor Secretary Alex Acosta if he owes victims of Jeffrey Epstein an apology who say they didn't hear back from Acosta "until it was too late." Acosta does not offer an apology, but defends actions made at the time https://t.co/TAoeIL9CKq… https://t.co/u0ki75pC9A"

Prosecutors have argued that the financier, who is accused of abusing dozens of underage girls, posed “an extraordinary risk of flight.”Prosecutors have argued that the financier, who is accused of abusing dozens of underage girls, posed “an extraordinary risk of flight.”

Convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein never once checked in with city cops in the eight-plus years since a Manhattan judge ordered him to do so every 90 days — and the NYPD says it’s fine with that.Convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein never once checked in with city cops in the eight-plus years since a Manhattan judge ordered him to do so every 90 days — and the NYPD says it’s fine with

NYPD let convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein skip judge-ordered check-ins

Trump's labour secretary insisted Wednesday that the deal in which the billionaire pleaded guilty to lesser state charges was the toughest he could have gotten at the time.Trump's labour secretary insisted Wednesday that the deal in which the billionaire pleaded guilty to lesser state charges was the toughest he could have gotten at the time.

Alex Acosta’s recollection of Jeffrey Epstein deal ‘completely wrong’: former state attorney - National | Globalnews.ca

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Epstein has not been charged with assaulting the woman, who outlined the allegations in an interview with the "Today" show.Epstein has not been charged with assaulting the woman, who outlined the allegations in an interview with the "Today" show.

New Jeffrey Epstein accuser comes forward, says he raped her when she was 15 - National | Globalnews.ca

NEW YORK — American financier Jeffrey Epstein on Thursday asked a federal judge to let him out of jail and allow him to remain under house arrest in his Manattan mansion while he awaits trial on charges of sex trafficking underage girls.NEW YORK — American financier Jeffrey Epstein on Thursday asked a federal judge to let him out of jail and allow him to remain under house arrest in his Manattan mansion while he awaits trial on charges of sex trafficking underage girls.

Jailed financier Epstein seeks house arrest in Manhattan mansion | National Post

NEW YORK — American financier Jeffrey Epstein on Thursday asked a federal judge to let him out of jail and allow him to remain under house arrest in his Manattan mansion while he awaits trial on charges of sex trafficking underage girls.NEW YORK — American financier Jeffrey Epstein on Thursday asked a federal judge to let him out of jail and allow him to remain under house arrest in his Manattan mansion while he awaits trial on charges of sex trafficking underage girls.

Jailed financier Epstein seeks house arrest in Manhattan mansion | National Post

Top media figures dined with Jeffrey Epstein after he served 13 months in jail following him plead guilty to two counts of prostitution in 2008.Top media figures dined with Jeffrey Epstein after he served 13 months in jail following him plead guilty to two counts of prostitution in 2008.

Katie Couric, Woody Allen, and George Stephanopoulos Attended Party With Epstein After 2008 Conviction

Lawyers for disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein have offered his $77m mansion and private jet as part of a bail package to avoid him having to spend time in jail ahead of his trial on sex-trafficking charges.Earlier this week, prosecutors brought the 66-year-old to court and charged him with two countsLawyers for disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein have offered his $77m mansion and private jet as part of a bail package to avoid him having to spend time in jail ahead of his trial on sex-trafficking charges.Earlier this week, prosecutors brought the 66-year-old to court and charged him with two counts

Jeffrey Epstein: Paedophile financier offers private jet and mansion to avoid pre-trial jail

The home for the best of American conservative opinion. Curated commentary and analysis on news, politics, public policy, and culture.If Labor Secretary Alex Acosta hoped his Wednesday press conference addressing the sweetheart deal he gave sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein a decade ago would improve his reputation, he was largely mistaken. But the conference might have been enough to appease the one person whose opinion matters most.  Epstein was indicted this week by the U.S. […]

Who Was Alex Acosta's Intended Audience at His Press Conference? - The Bulwark

The home for the best of American conservative opinion. Curated commentary and analysis on news, politics, public policy, and culture.If Labor Secretary Alex Acosta hoped his Wednesday press conference addressing the sweetheart deal he gave sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein a decade ago would improve his reputation, he was largely mistaken. But the conference might have been enough to appease the one person whose opinion matters most.  Epstein was indicted this week by the U.S. […]

Who Was Alex Acosta's Intended Audience at His Press Conference? - The Bulwark