Labor Secretary Acosta Resigns Amid Firestorm Over Epstein Plea Deal
Friday, 12 July 2019 Under pressure over a decade-old plea deal with sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, Labor Secretary Alex Acosta announced his resignation on Friday. Acosta told reporters in remarks on the South Lawn of the White House that he does not want his handling of the Epstein case to be a distraction from the "incredible economy" under President Donald Trump.
Labor Secretary Alex Acosta
Resigns Over Jeffery Epstein Plea Deal Acosta announced he will be
leaving amid controversy for how
helped broker a plea deal for billionaire
Jeffrey Epstein in 2007. Epstein was accused
of child sex trafficking. At the time, Acosta was the U.S. attorney for southern...