By Townhall. California Sen. Kamala Harris (D) chided Kirkland and Ellis, a Chicago-based law firm, that represented Jeffrey Epstein when he was accused of sexual abuse.
Here’s the kicker: the same day Harris went after the law firm, her husband, Douglas Emhoff, headlined a fundraiser in Chicago for his wife’s campaign. And guess who the main hosts were? That’s right. The six partners of Kirkland and Ellis.
“In our democracy, no one—no matter how powerful or well-connected—is above the law,” Harris said in a statement. “Yet Epstein’s deal, secured by his lawyers at Kirkland and Ellis, calls into question the integrity of our legal system and undermines the public’s confidence that justice will be served.” (Read more from “Kamala’s Peak Hypocrisy Centers Around Jeffrey Epstein” HERE)
Harris Blasts, and Takes Money From, Epstein’s Law Firm
By AP. . .Harris, a California senator and Democratic presidential candidate, was one of several White House hopefuls to blast the handling of Epstein’s case in Florida a decade ago, when his lawyers negotiated a deal with federal prosecutors that allowed him to avoid the possibility of years in prison. But her decision to move ahead with the fundraiser hosted by Kirkland and Ellis partners while criticizing the firm underscores the tension that can arise when a politician’s rhetoric collides with his or her need to raise money to sustain a presidential campaign.
“If any connection with Kirkland and Ellis is a stain on (senior Justice Department officials), why isn’t a connection with the law firm for the receipt of campaign contributions a stain on her own campaign?” said Paul S. Ryan, an attorney for the good-government group Common Cause. (Read more from “Harris Blasts, and Takes Money From, Epstein’s Law Firm” HERE)