Reporter Vicky Ward reveals Jeffrey Epstein works for U.S. or other intelligence

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Reporter Vicky Ward releases a backstory on Jeffrey Epstein where she confesses that a former White House official told her in 2017 that, according to Alexander Acosta, Epstein works for the intelligence community.

“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.)

Vicky Ward, The Daily Beast

No one has specified which country’s intelligence agency Epstein is associated with. Since this is the reason Acosta and the FBI gave Epstein and associates a major plea deal with immunity, it might be safe to assume he worked for American intelligence or an ally. A former Israeli intelligence agent later claims that he was Epstein’s handler in Mossad.

Acosta has mocked coverage of his alleged claims, but he has never denied making them.

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