Trump impeachment lawyer helps free Bill Cosby

(Screengrab from Trump Impeachment Trial)

Today Bill Cosby was released from prison with the help of Trump’s impeachment lawyer, District Attorney Bruce Castor. The lawyer who played a pivotal role in Bill Cosby’s freedom has represented both Donald Trump and Bill Cosby; so it would seem that birds of a predatory feather flock together…

In 2005 Montgomery County as Pennsylvania District Attorney, Castor  created a deal with Cosby, essentially making him reveal information that could allow him to lose a civil lawsuit. In exchange for that information, Castor claims he promised Cosby that he would not be prosecuted.

However, this deal was never put in writing and all previous courts rejected it, but today the Pennsylvania Supreme Court accepted it and freed Cosby despite his 2018 conviction on three counts of aggravated indecent assault and a 2019 verdict that upheld that ruling.

REELated: Serial rapist Bill Cosby released from prison today

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned the felon’s conviction on a technicality and secured him from further prosecution even though he has been publicly accused of raping, drugging, coercing, or sexually assaulting as many as 60 women in all since 1965. 

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court said Castor “induced Cosby into making those incriminating comments in a civil case by promising him that his statements wouldn’t be used in a parallel criminal case. Later, a different prosecutor, District Attorney Kevin Steele, broke this deal and used those comments to prosecute him — a violation of Cosby’s Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination.

The court said Steele was obligated to stand by his predecessor’s promise not to charge the serial rapist.  So, today with the aid of Trump’s impeachment lawyer, Bruce Castor, the former comedian is a free man. 

But is he really?