Embattled Labor Secretary Alex Acosta stepping down

U.S. President Donald Trump stands with Labor Secretary Alex Acosta who announced his resignation while talking to the media at the White House

U.S. President Donald Trump stands with Labor Secretary Alex Acosta who announced his resignation while talking to the media at the White House

Democrats had called for him to quit over his handling of the Epstein case. Acosta faced renewed scrutiny over the case after Epstein was arrested on new federal sex trafficking charges in NY last week. I told him that I thought the right thing was to step aside.

Trump called Acosta "a great Labor Secretary, not a good Labor Secretary", "a fantastic Secretary of Labor", and emphasized that "he's done a fantastic job".

It was there that he handled Mr Epstein's first case involving sex with girls, which resulted in a punishment that critics say was far too lenient.

I think it's fair to say that under Pizzella, the Trump DOL not only won't miss a beat, it will pick up several.

President Donald Trump announced on Friday that his embattled labor secretary, Alexander Acosta, has resigned. But it is Acosta's handling of the Epstein case, albeit 12 years ago, that became the hot button topic of conversation over the past 72 hours. It wasn't enough to save his job.

What's Acosta's connection to Epstein's 2008 plea deal?

The Epstein case is a ideal storm of scandal and outrage.

Now the toxic swirl has claimed its first high-profile name.

Acosta will remain in the administration until next week. The level of churn in his administration, whether through scandal, burn-out or presidential disfavour, is extraordinary.

Over 370,000 sign petition to release rapper ASAP Rocky
Rocky's manager John Ehmann described in a lengthy Instagram post the treatment Rocky has allegedly received since being arrested. The Supreme Court rejected the appeal, which means the rapper will stay in Swedish custody until his court date.

"He doesn't have to do this", Trump said, according to footage of the event from ABC.

Last week Epstein was arrested by federal law enforcement authorities and charged with a slew of crimes, including sex trafficking of underage girls. Epstein had a social circle that over the years has included Trump, former President Bill Clinton and Britain's Prince Andrew. "It is even said that he likes attractive women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side". "It's what I do".

Acosta, the only Hispanic in Trump's Cabinet, said he had submitted his resignation to take effect in a week. "This is him, not me, because I'm with him".

But Trump did not originally want to be seen as cutting ties with him over a decade-old episode, even as some of his longest advisers believed Acosta's departure was inevitable given the cascade of sustained news coverage and the facts of the case.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

In his press conference defending the 2008 plea deal, Acosta tried to paint himself the knight in shining, not rusted, armor.

"That is why we intervened", he said. But Acosta had defended his actions, insisting at a news conference Wednesday that he got the toughest deal on Epstein that he could get at the time. It's the monster Epstein, and the man who saved the monster from going to prison for the rest of his life. We'll have to look at it very carefully.

USA financier Jeffrey Epstein appears in a photograph taken for the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services' sex offender registry March 28, 2017 and obtained by Reuters July 10, 2019.

Pressed on whether he had any regrets, Acosta repeatedly suggested that circumstances had changed since then. In February, a judge ruled that Acosta violated the law by not telling them about the deal.

Recommended News

  • Reliable Study Materials (from Practice Tests to Video Tutorials)to Prepare for Microsoft 70-480 Exam

    Make sure you check at least three different learning resources on every topic and go through the study materials several times. However, it is essential to note that the percentage on every topic is the approximate exam question weigh on each of them.
    Facebook will reportedly be fined a record $5 billion over privacy mishaps

    Facebook will reportedly be fined a record $5 billion over privacy mishaps

    The Federal Trade Commission is expected to hit Facebook with a record-setting $5 billion fine for its alleged privacy mishaps. According to Bloomberg , the settlement was approved by a 3-2 vote and is the largest privacy fine in the FTC's history.
    Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal, Wimbledon 2019

    Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal, Wimbledon 2019

    Djokovic has been in fine form, losing only set thus far, to Polish 22 year old Herbert Hurkacz, who provided a stern challenge. Federer picks, see the 2019 Wimbledon predictions for the men's semifinals from British grass-court tennis expert Sean Calvert.
  • Russian Federation  reportedly delivered first S-400 system to Turkey

    Russian Federation reportedly delivered first S-400 system to Turkey

    A third delivery - of 120 guided missiles - will be carried out by ship at the end of the summer, the source was quoted as saying. According to the Turkish Undersecretariat for Defense Industries, the remaining components will be delivered in the near future.
    There's Evidence Bond 25 Is Bringing Back Blofeld After All

    There's Evidence Bond 25 Is Bringing Back Blofeld After All

    Seen only from behind, he was portrayed by actor Anthony Dawson (who had previously played Professor Dent in 1962's Dr. Cary Joji Fukunaga will direct the film which features a script written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade , Scott Z.
    David Bowie Ziggy Stardust Barbie Unveiled by Mattel

    David Bowie Ziggy Stardust Barbie Unveiled by Mattel

    David Bowie is getting all dolled up for the 50th anniversary of " Space Oddity ", whether he likes it or not. Barbie previously channeled male figures like Andy Warhol , Elvis , and Frank Sinatra .
  • Serena Williams vs. Simona Halep - 7/13/19 Wimbledon Tennis Pick, Odds, and Prediction

    Serena Williams vs. Simona Halep - 7/13/19 Wimbledon Tennis Pick, Odds, and Prediction

    Serena hopes to win her first grand slam title since the 2017 Australian Open and her 24th grand slam title overall. Svitolina, seeded No. 8, had never been to the final four at any Slam before this tournament.
    Trump Sends Best Wishes to Ex-British Ambasador

    Trump Sends Best Wishes to Ex-British Ambasador

    Shadow foreign minister Liz McInnes said Sir Kim Darroch was "just doing his job" and the criminal investigation was "welcome". In furious verbal attacks on Darroch, Trump has described the ambassador as "wacky", "a very stupid guy" and a "pompous fool".
    Ford, Volkswagen to broaden global alliance

    Ford, Volkswagen to broaden global alliance

    The agreement is the latest example of once fierce industry rivals joining up to develop new technologies. This brings the total investments into the autonomous company up to more than $7 billion.
  • Is No Credit Better Than Having Bad Credit?

    In fact, that’s the best possible use of credit — engaging it to do something that can help you make money. No Credit The good news about having no credit history is there’s nothing negative about you out there.
    Los Angeles Fertility Clinic Sued After Mothers Give Birth to Wrong Babies

    Los Angeles Fertility Clinic Sued After Mothers Give Birth to Wrong Babies

    The child was eventually handed over in a hotel lobby, Mrs Manukyan describing the encounter as "heart-breaking" and "terrible". He added: 'It's fair to assume there are far more fertility clinic tragedies that happen than we know'.
    Blumhouse/Universal Cast Lead Actor for INVISIBLE MAN Remake

    Blumhouse/Universal Cast Lead Actor for INVISIBLE MAN Remake

    Even if The Invisible Man isn't part of a larger cinematic universe, that doesn't mean that franchise possibilities won't exist. While Johnny Depp was in line to lead the Dark Universe version of The Invisible Man , that iteration was scrapped.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.