Alex Acosta RESIGNS Amid Jeffrey Epstein Case Pressure

Clay Curtis
July 14, 2019

President Donald Trump announced on Friday that his embattled labor secretary, Alexander Acosta, has resigned. Just this past February, a federal judge in Florida ruled Acosta's egregious misstep illegal.

In 2008, Epstein cut a plea deal with US Attorney's Office in Miami to avoid federal charges on suspicion of sexually abusing underage girls at his mansion in Palm Beach, Florida.

"I think what's really happening now is the spotlight is on Acosta", Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, co-founder of the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, told Radio Sputnik's Loud and Clear Friday.

"My point here today is we have an unbelievable economy and the focus needs to be on the economy and job creation", Acosta said, calling it unfair the administration was being inundated with questions about a 12-year-old case.

"This was him - not me", Trump said of the resignation decision.

On Wednesday, Alex Acosta gave a dispassionate, legalistic defence of his handling of the Jeffrey Epstein case, more than a decade ago. Acosta's defence was ultimately not enough to keep his current job. Given how quickly he departed after his performance, it wasn't even close.

Describing Epstein's proposal of house arrest as a "gilded cage", the prosecutors noted that several victims have informed the government that "they would be fearful for their safety" if Epstein were released.

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In arguing for Epstein's persevered detention, prosecutors acknowledged that he had demonstrated a "willingness to make use of intimidation and aggressive ways in reference to a felony investigation". The level of churn in his administration, whether through scandal, burn-out or presidential disfavour, is extraordinary.

Prosecutors complained to Berman in a letter on Thursday that Epstein's lawyers hadn't filed the paperwork, making it impossible to "meaningfully respond" to their argument that he should be held on house arrest pending trial. He has pleaded not guilty to sex trafficking charges involving underage girls stemming from the early 2000s. Former president Bill Clinton reportedly flew on Epstein's plane at least 26 times.

In a 2002 profile in New York Magazine, Mr Trump referred to Epstein as a "terrific guy". "It's what I do". "I threw him out of a club". Balderas' office has not said, however, how many accusers his office has interviewed and he has not elaborated on what they say took place at the ranch. "I have good taste", he added.

The deal came under scrutiny earlier this year following reporting by the Miami Herald, and Democrats en masse had called for Acosta's resignation.

Acosta said the Epstein case would be a distraction for the Administration. Whether or not all of those people were engaged in the disgusting violation of fundamental human rights this monster was engaged in, we can't say. Acosta was working as a public prosecutor at the time. He said that seeking a life sentence in a jury trial would have amounted to a "roll of the dice". "Today's world treats victims very, very differently".

Epstein donated the $15,000 gift to the prestigious Hewitt School on East 75th Street in 2016 - years after he pleaded guilty to in 2008 to soliciting a minor for prostitution, The Associated Press reported. Prosecutors say he used employees and associates to lure the girls to his residences, and then paid some of his victims to recruit other girls for him to abuse. The department also plays a role in combatting human trafficking.

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