Labor Secretary Acosta resigns amid Epstein deal scrutiny - Sentinel-Tribune: News

Labor Secretary Acosta resigns amid Epstein deal scrutiny

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Posted: Friday, July 12, 2019 9:51 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta is stepping down following criticism of his handling of a plea deal with a wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein, who is accused of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls.

Trump announced the news with Acosta by his side at the White House as Trump left on a trip to the Midwest.

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