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Trump Defends Labor Secretary Acosta Over Epstein Plea Deal

NPR Tuesday, 9 July 2019 ()
President Trump said Alexander Acosta has done a good job leading the Labor Department, but will look into his involvement in a decade-old plea agreement with the financier accused of sex trafficking.
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U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta on Wednesday praised the new case against financier Jeffrey Epstein on sex trafficking charges and defended the role he played as a federal prosecutor in reaching a plea deal with Epstein that has been criticized as being too lenient.

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