Alexander Acosta

American lawyer and 27th United States Secretary of Labor

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Alexander Acosta: American lawyer and 27th United States Secretary of Labor
Rene Alexander Acosta is an American attorney and politician who served as the 27th United States secretary of labor from 2017 to 2019. President Donald Trump nominated Acosta to be Labor Secretary on February 16, 2017, and he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on April 27, 2017. Acosta is the only Hispanic person to have served in President Trump's Cabinet.


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House Democrats want investigation into Alex Acosta's secret deal with Jeffrey Epstein

A recent report Acosta, when he was a U.S. attorney, gave a sweetheart deal to millionaire hedge fund sex offender Jeffrey Epstein
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Ex-prosecutor slams Acosta's defense of Epstein deal: "These are children"

Acosta maintains he did nothing wrong when he negotiated a widely-criticized plea deal for Jeffrey Epstein in 2008
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Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta announces resignation

He told reporters at the White House he didn't want the Jeffrey Epstein case to distract from the administration accomplishments
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'We need answers. Lots of them.': Congress calls for investigations after Jeffrey Epstein's death

Lawmakers want answers over what led to Epstein's death while reiterating the need to probe a controversial plea deal he struck with Alex Acosta. - Published

Trump to nominate Antonin Scalia's son as Labor Secretary

If confirmed, Scalia will replace Alexandra Acosta, who resigned last week​ after being criticized for securing a lenient sentence for Jeffrey Epstein
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Donald Trump to nominate Eugene Scalia, son of late Supreme Court justice, as Labor secretary

President Donald Trump said Thursday he will nominate Eugene Scalia, son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, to replace Alex Acosta. - Published

US labor secretary Acosta resigns over Epstein plea deal

Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta said Friday he's stepping down amid the tumult over his handling of a 2008 secret plea deal with wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein, who is accused of sexually abusing..
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President Donald Trump: Alex Acosta didn't have to resign

President Trump lauded Alex Acosta's work as Labor secretary, but said he wasn't a fan of Jeffrey Epstein. - Published

Labor Secretary Alex Acosta resigns amid fallout from Jeffrey Epstein case

Labor Secretary Alex Acosta has defended his handling of an old plea deal involving wealthy investor Jeffrey Epstein. But on Friday, he announced his resignation. Paula Reid has the latest.
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Acosta, New Orleans, Facebook: Your Friday Evening Briefing

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Alex Acosta resigns: Perverts like Jeffrey Epstein don't deserve a 'deal of a lifetime'

Alex Acosta says it would be selfish to stay and relitigate the 12-year-old Jeffrey Epstein case. What's selfish is how he actually handled it. - Published

Factbox: Trump administration departures, firings, reassignments

U.S. Labor Secretary Alex Acosta on Friday became the latest high-ranking official from President Donald Trump's administration to resign. Acosta, standing next to Trump on the White House lawn, said..
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Trump says Labor Secretary Acosta resigning

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta has tendered his resignation and will be temporarily replaced by Deputy Labor Secretary Patrick Pizzella.
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House Democrats seek briefing on Acosta's role in Epstein plea deal

U.S. House Democrats on Thursday asked the Justice Department for a briefing on Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta's decision to approve a 2007 plea deal for financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was charged..
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Alex Acosta broke the law with Jeffrey Epstein plea deal. Send him packing: Today's talker

If there is one thing Americans can agree upon, it’s that there should be no favor for human traffickers. None. Rich. Poor. Republican. Democrat. - Published

Former prosecutor slams Acosta's defense of Epstein's secret plea deal

CBS News legal analyst Rikki Klieman joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the the press conference held by Labor Secretary Alex Acosta on Wednesday in which he defended his role in the Jeffrey Epstein..
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Trump told Acosta to defend himself publicly

Labor Secretary Alex Acosta says he will not resign over his role in Jeffrey Epstein’s child sex abuse case. Acosta spoke to reporters Wednesday and defended his controversial plea deal with the..
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Eye Opener: Potentially devastating storm threatens Gulf Coast

Louisiana declares a state of emergency as it prepares for a potential hurricane expected to dump huge amounts of rain. Also, Labor Secretary Alex Acosta says he will not resign over his role in..
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Here's the latest for Thursday July 11th: Louisiana prepares for possible hurricane; Labor Sec. Acosta rejects criticism of Epstein plea deal; Patient stabs Boston EMT in ambulance; Hawaii ready to.. - Published

On Politics: Acosta Defends His Role in Epstein Plea Deal

Alexander Acosta, the labor secretary, said he had faced a tough decision in 2008, when he oversaw Jeffrey Epstein’s prosecution and approved a lenient sentence. - Published Also reported by •USATODAY.comWorldNews

Labor Secretary Alex Acosta: My relationship with Trump is "outstanding"

Paula Reid, Zeke Miller, Kim Wehle and Nancy Cordes join CBSN's "Red & Blue" to discuss Labor Secretary Alex Acosta's news conference Wednesday where he dismissed criticism of his handling of a..
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Labor Secretary Acosta facing calls to resign; VW ends production of the Beetle.
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Acosta defends his actions in controversial plea deal for Jeffrey Epstein

Labor Secretary Alex Acosta is defending his handling of a plea deal from 2008. Wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein, who is now facing sex trafficking charges, dodged federal charges with the old deal..
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Trump's labor chief Acosta defends Epstein plea deal, calling him 'a sexual predator'

U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta on Wednesday dismissed calls for his resignation and defended a non-prosecution agreement he approved more than 10 years ago with financier Jeffrey Epstein, who..
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'We proceeded appropriately': Acosta defends role in controversial Jeffrey Epstein plea deal

Embattled Labor Secretary Alex Acosta defended his role in negotiating a plea agreement a decade ago with accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein. - Published

Jeffrey Epstein's deal with Alexander Acosta wasn't out of line with what I have seen

Alexander Acosta acted like other prosecutors. Outcome of Epstein’s original indictment not necessarily out of the ordinary for trafficking cases. - Published

Embattled Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta to speak to reporters — live updates

The labor secretary faces renewed questions about his handling of Jeffrey Epstein when he was a U.S. prosecutor in Florida
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Jeffery Epstein's connection to Trump and Acosta, explained

Jeffery Epstein has had a long list of friends from high places, including the likes of Stephen Hawk - Published

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