Labor Secretary Alex Acosta resigns

Labor Secretary Alex Acosta resigns
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President Donald Trump announced that Labor Secretary Alex Acosta has resigned, a move that comes after furor over a plea deal with Jeffrey Epstein.

Acosta has been under renewed scrutiny over his previous role as the US attorney in Miami, during which he negotiated the 2008 plea deal with Epstein. Epstein, a well-connected multi-millionaire, avoided a federal trial at the time and served only 13 months in prison for state prostitution charges over his involvement with underage girls. A Miami Herald investigation published last November described the plea deal, negotiated by Acosta, as the “deal of a lifetime.”

Acosta’s resignation is effective on July 19. Trump said the labor secretary will be replaced on an acting basis by the current deputy secretary, Pat Pizzella. Acosta, standing next to Trump outside the White House before the President departed for a trip, said he resigned to remove himself as a distraction.
“I do not think it is right and fair to this administration’s Labor Department to have Epstein as the focus rather than the incredible economy that we have today,” Acosta said Friday. “And so I called the President this morning. I told him that I thought the right thing was to step aside.”
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Notcha Grandpa says:

Who was the governor of Florida at the time Epstein received that sweetheart deal? Was it Jeb Bush? Wasn't he the son of the former president George H W Bush? Why didn't Epstein face federal charges? Who was President at the time Epstein faced charges in Florida? Was it another son of George H W Bush? George Bush Jr, who was serving as president of the United States from 2000 to 2008? Wasn't Jeb Florida's governor from 1999 until 2007, while his brother George was serving as President from 2000 to 2008? Could this explain the look on their faces during George H W Bush Sr's funeral? Why didn't Epstein face state charges and why did Epstein received that sweetheart deal from a federal prosecutor?

Mark Edly says:

Hail the Sex Offender in Chief!!!

William Njoroge says:

Trump is corrupt ..look all his buddies in cabinet.

William Njoroge says:

America is corrupt …Rich people buying justice.

Casanova Casanova says:

I hope the FBI investigate him to he looks like the nightmare of children. he looks deformed. i hope they investigate trump how he raped children in russia and the russian have videos of him doing it.

John Smith says:

Alex Acosta needs to be indicted. He broke the law by not telling the victims of the plea deal.

Tango Bango says:

Gee! Yet another man of questionable character in the very corrupt Trump Administration. More to come Folks!

Swift chopper says:

Where is ruthy ginsburg?

Croakyguy says:

Of course trump is 'with' kiddy fiddler protectors.

World Love says:

The two of them (acosra & drumph) appear to be a pitiful "before" pic, for hair club for men.

Rory Schweinfurter says:

It never fails. Whenever someone in power pats you on the back, and tells you that you're they're guy. Pack your bags. Cause you've just been traded, fired or screwed,

World Love says:

Now press charges against acosta. Then investigate trump's involvement with epstein's teen sex slaves and the rape of a teen allegation against trump.

Elaine Riley says:

Another one bites the dust. More coming in the near future. Heil Trump.

Salvador Vidrio says:

Anyone who would defend and protect a pedophile is without morality and deserves to be outcast from society.
Why does Trump always side with abusers and never the victims?

jennifer williams says:

Folks…please….this web is so encompassing…so diabolical….just look…."The Lolita Express"…could they be more fucking blatant….?….this isn't politics….that's the diversion….ok….simple….Epstein…life…or……talk baby….taaaaaaallllllllkkkkkkk……….

wiseandgreen says:

Amazing economy? For who? The ultra rich? Right, like Epstein. Pervs of a feather, flock together.

Lynda Mackrous says:

If your brain is working on both sides and Acosta happened to be a Democrat working under Democrat administration would he be covered up

Lynda Mackrous says:

Too bad he was doing a good job for the American people but I am the one that’s doing a good job for the country and its people has to be removed

You tried to remove Trump through your fake news Russia conspiracy

You can’t seem to take that man down I’d hate to see the country becoming a socialist country take the money the citizens earned generating trumps and ministration and text it all to fill your pockets

jennifer williams says:

The secrecy of the "plea agreement" is ILLEGAL….not "concerning"….get it right…sooooooo sick and tired of the truth being light-peddled…do your job media

tomite2001 says:

For him to resign means the issue is much more closer to home than it's actually portrayed. Also is it not a matter of course that the judge that rule on approval of the deal should have esures all the requirements, which include informing the victims, were met. So does that mean the judge also played along?

Stop Israel's Genocide says:

Funny Epstein, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, Acosta, Mike Pence etc. have written 'child molester' in their faces. Hail to Potus – Pedophile of the US!

freejutube says:

so… only one guy in this administration resists resigning, despite the scandals (even one rape allegation) that are continuously revealed about him : trump. When will this president consider that it's time for him to go ?

fionnmckool says:

Barr's father was headmaster of Dalton school and employed a young Epstein as a maths teacher.. this all stinks

Roger Ward says:

How are your ratings doing CNN???????????

BeBop Aloola says:

Another Only the Best is gone …Again this Administration an Cabinet have more holes than swiss cheese

F P says:

Desperate donnie Twitter tramp who is p%#%^y who boasts of grabbing the same can't charm a bird so PAYS for the pleasure dodges with the Dollar hires to hide fires to to hang on pats the Jong and drinks the piss that's just for his morning glory
While he verbally enters without permission the back end of a divided shats of as many schtates.

Herr Drumpf says:

Alex acosta needs to be investigated

ano nymous says:

Pedo administration. Acosta gets a dont go to jail card even though obviously corrupt.

P Le says:

Trump's best and brightest are rapists and criminals.

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