House Democrats: Acosta resigning is ‘right thing’

Congressional Democrats are applauding the decision of Labor Secretary Alex Acosta to resign over the handling of the Jeffrey Epstein plea deal in 2008. (July 12)

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Acosta defends his handling of Epstein plea deal

Labor Secretary Alex Acosta held a news conference Wednesday to defend his handling of a sex-trafficking case involving now-jailed financier Jeffrey Epstein saying he tried to avoid a deal allowing the wealthy financier to “walk free.” (July 10)

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Here’s the latest for Wednesday July 10: Calls for Labor Secretary Alex Acosta to resign; Obama health care law challenged in federal court; Floods in Nebraska; Heatwave in Alaska.

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McConnell: Allegations against Epstein horrendous

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called the sex trafficking accusations against billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein “horrendous,” but said he is deferring to President Trump regarding Labor Secretary Alex Acosta’s handling of the case. (July 9)

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Trump says he’ll look into Acosta’s Epstein link

President Donald Trump says he’ll look “very closely” at Labor Secretary Alex Acosta’s handling of a sex trafficking case involving financier Jeffrey Epstein. Trump says he feels “very badly” for Acosta because he’s been a good secretary. (July 8)

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