The story that ABC News told Robach was too “stupid” to cover was both appalling and important. Epstein, an extremely wealthy money manager with close relations to many of the top establishment figures in our country — most notably Bill and Hillary Clinton — had allegedly sexually abused scores of underage girls. He was indicted for it in 2007. However, with assistance from top-flight lawyers such as Ken Starr, Jay Lefkowitz and Alan Dershowitz, Epstein negotiated an insanely light 13-month sentence with former U.S. Attorney and later Trump Labor Secretary Alex Acosta.
The Epstein case resonates as a shining example of the growing chasm between our society’s elites and everyone else. If the super wealthy and super connected can even get away with raping young girls with almost no punishment, our system is beyond broken.