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Trump's Labor Secretary Alex Acosta Resigns Amid Jeffrey Epstein Plea Deal Scandal

WorldNews Friday, 12 July 2019 ()
Trump's Labor Secretary Alex Acosta Resigns Amid Jeffrey Epstein Plea Deal ScandalLabor Secretary Alex Acosta resigned on Friday amid the continued fallout from his plea deal with billionaire Jeffrey Epstein who was charged with human trafficking girls as young as 14 last week by the FBI, according to BuzzFeed News. President Donald Trump announced Acosta's resignation with the Labor Secretary at his side. Trump said the secretary made the decision to resign.“I thought the right thing was to step aside,” Acosta said. Trump was defensive of Acosta earlier this week, claiming he was doing a "very good job" an was a “great labor secretary, not a good one." The White House said Pattrick Pizzella, Acosta's deputy, would take over as acting labor secretary. Acosta defended his...
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Acosta should resign or be fired: Schumer 01:00

Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer told fellow lawmakers Tuesday that Labor secretary Alex Acosta should resign for his role in the controversial plea deal he struck with millionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2008, or be fired. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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