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Washington - Trump Says Labor Secretary Acosta Stepping Down

Published on: July 12, 2019 09:43 AM
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President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media with Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, July 12, 2019, before Trump boards Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md. and then on to Wisconsin.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media with Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, July 12, 2019, before Trump boards Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md. and then on to Wisconsin.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Washington - 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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Acosta says stepping aside was the right decision.

He was the U.S. attorney in Miami when he oversaw a 2008 nonprosecution agreement with Epstein. Epstein avoided federal charges and served 13 months in jail.

Similar charges recently filed against Epstein by federal prosecutors in New York had put Acosta’s role in the 2008 deal under renewed scrutiny.



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 Jul 12, 2019 at 09:57 AM hashomer Says:

Another ethically challenged unqualified trumpf appointee OUT. Does that make 40 of his crooked administration resigned in disgrace, indicted or in jail, or 50? So much loooosing. More to come from Jeffrey Epstein's sex perversions.

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 Jul 12, 2019 at 09:59 AM Larry Says:

Now chucky Shmukey should step down.
He took millions and was buddies this lowlife.
All dem-O-rats are low life’s.

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 Jul 12, 2019 at 10:32 AM qazxc Says:

What a winner!!! Hires only the best!!!

Get ready for Faux News and Tucker promoter of alternate facts to the unEDucated Trump Chumps Carlson to spin this as an indication of the superior intelligence and higher morals and ethics of Donald J. (the J is for jenius, by the way) Trump.

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 Jul 12, 2019 at 12:27 PM Educated Archy Says:

Reply to #3  
qazxc Says:

What a winner!!! Hires only the best!!!

Get ready for Faux News and Tucker promoter of alternate facts to the unEDucated Trump Chumps Carlson to spin this as an indication of the superior intelligence and higher morals and ethics of Donald J. (the J is for jenius, by the way) Trump.

You have yet to answer a simple question. Why did they only go after Epstein the creep now in 2019. These are not new crimes .

I know your typical mo is to ignore my comments. Feel free to do so. But you have some nerve to attack me without answering my basic question . And you are a coward if you can't address the substance .

Either answer or shut your fat filthy vile mouth.

Now answer the question why now ???

Ps I know the answer but I want your answer come on genuis answer it .

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 Jul 12, 2019 at 12:48 PM qazxc Says:

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Larry Says:

Now chucky Shmukey should step down.
He took millions and was buddies this lowlife.
All dem-O-rats are low life’s.

He's probably waiting for he tRumpublican-controlled senate to start investigating him.

Any day now, any day.............

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 Jul 12, 2019 at 01:14 PM hashomer Says:

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Larry Says:

Now chucky Shmukey should step down.
He took millions and was buddies this lowlife.
All dem-O-rats are low life’s.

Larala, there's plenty of video of perv Epstein w Trump and Trump actually praising him for 'liking young girls'. He was a Mar a Lego member until he alledgedly attacked a young girl there and Trump threw him out. ( FL court filing 2011). If you're so schmart, try to spell 'lowlives' correctly. ACOSTA OUT! TRUMP NEXT!

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 Jul 12, 2019 at 01:52 PM Phineas Says:

Served longer than most of the people he started with. Guessing we will get an acting labor secretary with no appointment for a while.

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 Jul 12, 2019 at 04:50 PM Anonymous Says:

I predicted on this site yesterday, that Acosta was toast. Whenever Trump says that "they have my full support", it is just a matter of time before they are out the door. We saw this with General Mattis, General Kelly, General McMaster, Scaramucci, Omarosa, the aide who beat his two ex-wives, Shulkin, and others.

Also, to Educated Archy, why difference does it make if they went after Epstein now, or before? There was no statute of limitations on many of those crimes, which Epstein is accused of (and has been convicted of), and many victims are coming forward now. This has nothing to do with Trump, and I can't understand why you try to connect the matter of Epstein to Trump. Incidentally, if you wish to answer this post, kindly do so in a civil manner, without using language of the gutter. Don't forget that it is just before Shabbos.

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 Jul 13, 2019 at 10:28 PM Educated Archy Says:

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Anonymous Says:

I predicted on this site yesterday, that Acosta was toast. Whenever Trump says that "they have my full support", it is just a matter of time before they are out the door. We saw this with General Mattis, General Kelly, General McMaster, Scaramucci, Omarosa, the aide who beat his two ex-wives, Shulkin, and others.

Also, to Educated Archy, why difference does it make if they went after Epstein now, or before? There was no statute of limitations on many of those crimes, which Epstein is accused of (and has been convicted of), and many victims are coming forward now. This has nothing to do with Trump, and I can't understand why you try to connect the matter of Epstein to Trump. Incidentally, if you wish to answer this post, kindly do so in a civil manner, without using language of the gutter. Don't forget that it is just before Shabbos.

It makes a huge difference when they went after Epstein. Had they done it Pre 2016 the intentions of any prosecutor would have been to simply go after a sick abusive fluanty pervert who basically got away with murder .
The reason they went after him in 2019 is not bec of that. Timing is everything. What made them wake up now ?
Of course it's Trump. Do you have any doubt otherwise? It's Trump in two ways . In a direct way bec he was a contributer and they were once friends . Indirectly bec it's a way of empowering the women's / meetoo anti trump movement.

To go after someone simply for selfish and self promoting , agenda driven reasons irk me and make it a perversion of justice . Yes the right thing to do is to lock up this creep . But Intention matters a lot.

Since you were civil I kept it civil in return.

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