Alex Acosta resigns as US labor secretary following Epstein plea deal scandal

Acosta is stepping down following criticism of his handling of a 2008 plea deal with Jeffrey Epstein, who is awaiting trial on s*x trafficking charges

Donald Trump has said his labor secretary, Alexander Acosta, is stepping down following criticism of his handling of a plea deal with the wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein, who is awaiting trial on charges of s*x trafficking underage girls.

Trump announced the news with Acosta by his side at the White House, before leaving on a trip to the Midwest. Acosta said stepping aside was the right decision.

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Source: The Guardian
Alex Acosta resigns as US labor secretary following Epstein plea deal scandal