Skip to comments.O’Reilly Accuses Limbaugh Prosecutor of Cover-up
Posted on 08/17/2006 5:19:51 PM PDT by wagglebee
The prosecutor who vigorously pursued the case against conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh has been accused of going easy on a wealthy Democrat accused of sex crimes with kids.
Billionaire Palm Beach financier Jeffrey Epstein, 53, was indicted last month on a charge of felony solicitation of prostitution.
But Palm Beach County Police Chief Michael Reiter wanted Epstein to be charged with the more serious crime of sexual activity with minors.
Florida State Attorney Barry Krischer of Palm Beach County rejected that call even though police believe Epstein regularly brought girls as young as 14 to his mansion for sex, and they reportedly found pictures of underage girls when they raided his home.
Thats the same Barry Krischer who aggressively went after Limbaugh for allegedly obtaining prescription drugs by doctor shopping. Though the case was later found to be without merit, and even legitimate cases are typically not even prosecuted, Krischers office went on a witch hunt against Limbaugh that lasted several years and included an effort to obtain the popular talk show hosts private medical records.
The Palm beach prosecutors double standard was exposed this week by Fox News Bill OReilly, who slammed Krischer for engaging in a cover-up.
In his "Talking Points this week, OReilly described Krischer as having acted with "malice against Limbaugh. OReilly laid the blame on Krischers politics, describing him as a "a committed Democrat.
OReilly added that "Chief Reiter believes Krischer is in the tank for Epstein, a businessman who has donated more than $100,000 to Democratic candidates including Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Charles Schumer.
In fact, Reiter was so disturbed by Krischers handling of the case that he fired off a letter to Krischer, calling his actions "highly unusual and urging him to disqualify himself from the prosecution of the case, according to the Palm Beach Post.
"Reiter even referred the case to the FBI to determine whether the super-rich, super-connected defendant had violated any federal laws, the Post reported.
Already backers of Epstein have been smearing the reputation of the police chief and even bringing up details of a "messy divorce with his wife.
But even the liberal Palm Beach Post reported that the chief has a sterling reputation. The paper reported that colleagues "almost uniformly use one word to describe the chief: professional.
Reiter is not a newcomer to cases involving Palm Beachs rich and famous. He was the lead detective investigating the drug overdose death of David Kennedy in 1984, and was involved in the probe of William Kennedy Smith, who was charged in 1991, and later acquitted, with raping a woman in Palm Beach. OReilly concluded: "When you examine how much time and effort Krischer put into trying to ruin Rush Limbaugh as opposed to what hes doing now in the far more serious case of Jeffrey Epstein, many, many questions come to mind and none of those questions reflect well on Barry Krischer.
Yes you are right.
Hmmmm, I wonder what mel thinks of epstein?
Earth to Bill: Democrat = Above the law! See The Kennedys, recently Patches.
The Smoking Gun has the police reports - they're downright creepy - and gross.
Another partisan Democratic prosecutor like Ronnie Earle, and this guy who's prosecuting the Duke lacross team.
He is a perverse pedophile and it is no surprise that he's a friend of BJ Klintoon.
Not so rare. I think he's right when he calls out the mainstream media as leftists, when he pushes for tough child molestation laws, and lately every night he's been trying to find a democrat who will tell him what the democrat plan is for the war on terror. I love it.
Party of Corruption material here -- and perhaps more!
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Too late I burned his books last year.
Yes, he is right, about this one.
Here is the Smoking Gun reports:
Bookmarking this one.
Geez more pervert associates of the sink meister.
What a filthy corrupt administration and its enablers.
I'm hoping there is a Federal case here. If any of the girls were brought in from out of state there should easily be a case. I wonder if there might be something in the Violence Against Women Act which would apply to the rape of an underaged female.