Acosta Resigns Over 2008 Epstein Plea Deal Controversy

July 13, 2019 in News by Slad

source: www.zerohedge.com
by Tyler Durden

Update: 

Donald J. Trump

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Alex Acosta informed me this morning that he felt the constant drumbeat of press about a prosecution which took place under his watch more than 12 years ago was bad for the Administration, which he so strongly believes in, and he graciously tendered his resignation….

Donald J. Trump

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….Alex was a great Secretary of Labor and his service is truly appreciated. He will be replaced on an acting basis by Pat Pizzella, the current Deputy Secretary.

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Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta announced his resignation on Friday after receiving harsh criticism for his role in brokering a 2008 plea deal with registered sex-offender and pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. He will be replaced by Deputy Labor Secretary Patrick Pizzella.

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WATCH: Trump announces Labor Secretary Alex Acosta’s resignation amid criticism of his handling of the Jeffrey Epstein case https://twitter.com/i/events/931632515340627968 

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I do not think it is right or fair to have me as the focus,” said Acosta, standing next to President Trump at a morning press conference, adding “I thought the right thing was to step aside.”

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