Jeffrey Epstein’s lawyers argued their client should be granted bail and placed under house arrest in his $77 million NYC mansion. As they explained, “Mr. Epstein feared the toxic political climate might tempt the government to try and end-run the NPA — yet continually returned home from travel abroad, fully prepared to vindicate his rights under the agreement and otherwise mount a full-throated defense.” (You know, that toxic political climate in which pedophilia, human trafficking, child rape are frowned upon…)

+ NY Mag: Everything We Know About Jeffrey Epstein’s Private ‘Pedophile Island‘.