Until now. One year after Epstein’s high-profile arrest—and his subsequent suicide—prosecutors may finally be closing in on the billionaire pedophile’s alleged network of enablers and fellow abusers. On Thursday, Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein’s former girlfriend and alleged madam, was arrested and charged with assisting, facilitating, and contributing to the abuse of minor girls as young as 14, as well as lying under oath. The British heiress had been laying low ever since Epstein’s arrest while battling efforts to unseal court records. But the FBI had been keeping an eye on her all along, and nabbed her at a “gorgeous residence” in rural New Hampshire that she purchased through an LLC in December 2019. Maxwell now faces decades in prison if convicted. … [Read more...] about A Year After Epstein’s Arrest, Will Victims Finally Get Justice?
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Cabinet secretaries hitting the road to talk up a president's record in an election year is a political norm. Donald K. Sherman, deputy director of the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington watchdog group, said it can be tough to track the officials closely enough to know whether they are sticking to the Hatch Act, which is meant to bar obvious campaigning by federal officials with taxpayer money. … [Read more...] about Trump Cabinet members look to reassure battleground voters
When the House Ways and Means Committee held its recent hearing examining the COVID-19 nursing home crisis, the takeaways were clear: skilled nursing facilities are understaffed, the frontline workers who are showing up are overworked and concerned for their and their loved ones lives, families are frustrated with the lack of access to their elders, and the residents themselves are suffering from loneliness and isolation. … [Read more...] about Dr. Mark Goldfelder: Coronavirus nursing home crisis – 6 things we must do now to protect seniors