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"Trump’s next pick, Alex Acosta, had to resign in mid-July over his handling of Jeffrey Epstein’s sex crimes prosecution when he was U.S. attorney in Florida more than a decade ago.

#EpsteinTrumpScandal  (continued): - In 2008, Florida prosecutor Alex Acosta misled a judge to give Epstein a sweetheart deal that protected Epstein’s friends--including Trump--from prosecution. Trump later rewarded the clearly unqualified Acosta with a job as Labor Secretary.

Alex Acosta former Secretary of Labor and a former lawyer for the firm that defended Jeffrey Epstein, and approved his sweetheart deal in 2008 .. that Epstein was alleged to have links to intelligence...” @_whitneywebb  on #MOATS  Watch Live:

@HARRISFAULKNER  Starr helped broker deal. I asked him later about Labor Sec. Alex Acosta: "He was unfairly maligned.I think he did the best job possible. In fact the irony is he was aggressive.He resisted our arguments & rejected arguments that this really was entirely a state and local matter. "

@jknipebrown 's reporting prompted federal indictments against Jeremy Epstein for sex trafficking and Alex Acosta’s resignation from his Cabinet position. "I'm not doing it so everybody loves me. I'm doing it because... it needs to be told.”

And let’s not forget Alex Acosta'>Trumps Alex Acosta made the sweetheart deal with Epstein to begin with!

Lawmakers want answers over what led to Epstein's death while reiterating the need to probe a controversial plea deal he struck with Alex Acosta.

Reminder that Barr's not recused. Due to his prior association with Kirkland & Ellis, Barr was recused from any retrospective review of the prosecution deal cut by Alex Acosta. But DoJ ethics officials said he could oversee the SDNY case.

The Justice Department is likewise reviewing federal prosecutors’ handling of the case, including Alex Acosta’s conduct.

So Labor Secy nominee Eugene Scalia could get more trouble from Senate over his old writings than Labor Secy nominee Alex Acosta did over approving the Epstein deal? #metoo 


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BREAKING / NBC News: Former Palm Beach State Attorney Barry Krischer says in a statement that Alex Acosta is "completely wrong." He says a 53 page federal indictment "was abandoned after secret negotiations between Mr. Epstein’s lawyers and Mr. Acosta. " (h/t @MikeDelMoro  )

Little noted was that William Barr's Justice Dept a week ago upheld Jeffrey Epstein's secret wrist-slap 2007 Florida plea deal, engineered by fellow Trump cabinet member Alex Acosta.

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....

Alex Acosta should resign as Labor Secretary. We need leaders committed to fighting for justice for survivors of abuse, not protecting predators.

1. Alex Acosta broke the law to give a sweetheart deal to a serial pedophile, Jeffrey Epstein. Trump made Acosta Secretary of Labor, giving him oversight of the nation's human trafficking laws.

Jeffrey Epstein has been arrested for child sex trafficking Remember, a judge ruled in February that Alex Acosta, Trump's Labor Secretary, BROKE THE LAW to give Epstein a sweetheart deal in 2007 How is Acosta still a member of Trump's cabinet?

Even if Alex Acosta were not a Trump cabinet official right now, this federal court ruling about his behavior in the Jeffrey Epstein case would/should put Acosta in headlines across the country.

Alex Acosta named in federal suit re Epstein, now this: "Grand jury is examining whether former interior secretary Ryan Zinke lied to federal investigators"

A federal court ruled that a member of Trump's cabinet, Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta, BROKE THE LAW TO DELIVER AN EGREGIOUSLY LENIENT SENTENCE TO A BILLIONAIRE CHILD SEX ABUSER How is Acosta still in office?