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Alex Acosta Defends His Role In Former Jeffrey Epstein Plea Deal

WorldNews Wednesday, 10 July 2019 ()
Alex Acosta Defends His Role In Former Jeffrey Epstein Plea DealPresident Donald Trump's Labor Secretary Alex Acosta defended his actions during a press conference on Wednesday over his role in prosecuting billionaire Jeffrey Epstein a decade ago, according to The Guardian. Acosta has faced accusations of prosecutorial malfeasance since many felt state prosecutors allowed Epstein to walk away from the charges of sexual assault. The Miami Herald even called Acosta's actions the "deal of a lifetime" for Epstein, though the Labor Secretary said he secured a reasonable sentence after facing an uncertain trial with a reluctant witness. "Facts are important and facts are being overlooked," Acosta said. "These cases are complex, especially when they involve...
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News video: Alex Acosta Resigns As Labor Secretary Over Jeffrey Epstein Fallout

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Under fire for his role in the Jeffrey Epstein sex abuse scandal in 2008, then-U.S. attorney in the Southern District of Florida and current Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta has resigned.

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