The public official that led to the case being handled by the Public Corruption unit is thought to be Alex Acosta — Trump’s former labor secretary who took a plea deal over his handling of the Epstein case in Florida while he was the U.S. Attorney.
"Today, after many years, Ghislaine Maxwell finally stands charged for her role in these crimes," SDNY officials say during a presser. "Combatting the exploitation of children is a priority of our office” pic.twitter.com/jwhhvxfy4l— CBS News (@CBSNews) July 2, 2020
The @SDNYnews press conference by the new Acting U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss on Ghislaine Maxwell's arrest will start momentarily.— Adam Klasfeld (@KlasfeldReports) July 2, 2020
Recap of the recent firing of her predecessor Geoffrey Berman, who brought the case against Epstein. https://t.co/eM0Fh6ycqc
SDNY just announced the Ghislaine Maxwell case – like the original Epstein case – is staffed by the Public Corruption Unit.— Elie Honig (@eliehonig) July 2, 2020
I worked at SDNY and did sex trafficking cases. They do NOT run out of Public Corruption – unless there is some potential angle against a public official.
Donald Trump STRONGLY AND TOUGHLY denies knowing Ghislaine Maxwell. pic.twitter.com/DdYCeMZnPu— J-L Cauvin (@JLCauvin) July 2, 2020