Report: Jeffrey Epstein’s Attorneys Represented Trump At Impeachment
Former Harvard University law professor Alan Dershowitz and Bill Clinton impeachment prosecutor Kenneth Starr, both of whom were members of President Donald Trump's impeachment legal team, helped accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein reach a lenient plea deal in 2008, according to Mother Jones.
The disgraced financier faced multiple counts of soliciting and trafficking underage girls in 2008.
Dershowitz discredited some of Epstein’s accusers and helped negotiate a “non-prosecution agreement” between Epstein and federal prosecutors in Florida under then-U.S. attorney Alexander Acosta. Starr also served on Epstein’s legal team.
The deal allowed Epstein to plead guilty to two state charges of prostitution, one involving a minor, ultimately allowing him to avoid federal charges, although Epstein reportedly continued to abuse girls.
The legal team made the deal without informing Epstein’s accusers and the deal granted immunity for “potential co-conspirators.”
Acosta would later become Trump’s labor secretary, only to resign in the wake of criticism over his role in the Epstein case. Acosta reportedly said he felt immense pressure from Epstein’s lawyers, including Dershowitz and Starr, during the deal.
Epstein, who more recently faced trafficking charges in New York, died by suicide in a Manhattan jail in 2019.