Labor Secretary Acosta Resigns Amid Epstein Deal Scrutiny

Acosta was the U.S. attorney in Miami when he oversaw a 2008 non-prosecution agreement with Jeffrey Epstein.

  • Published 12 July 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta said he is resigning following renewed scrutiny of his handling of a 2008 secret plea deal with wealthy financier Jeffrey Esptein, who is accused of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls. President Donald Trump, with Acosta at his side, made the announcement as he left the White House for a trip to Wisconsin and Ohio. The president said Acosta had been a "great" labor secretary. "I hate to… Read at AP News