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Alex Acosta Won't Resign, Defends Handling of Epstein Case



U.S. Labor Secretary Alex Acosta defended his handling of Jeffrey Epstein’s plea deal when he was the top federal prosecutor in southern Florida over a decade ago, and said his relationship with Trump is good, despite the renewed scrutiny since Epstein’s arrest over the weekend on fresh charges out of New York.

The 2007 non-prosecution agreement allowed the wealthy money manager to dodge federal charges for having sex with minors and to serve just 13 months in a state prison. Most of that time was spent on work release, so he could run his fund from his office.

Epstein wound up pleading guilty to soliciting prostitution from a minor in the Florida case. When asked why that was the deal after Acosta said he didn’t view the women as prostitutes, he said the state grand jury in Florida set the tone at the time.

“This was a state case,” he said. “The state grand jury returned a prostitution charge against him. That was state grand jury. He was allowed to self surrender by the state attorney’s office. That would have resulted in no jail time. What the agreement did was say he had to go back and plea to a more serious state charge that required jail time and registration.”

He didn’t directly answer a question about whether Epstein got special treatment due to his wealth or influence. Instead, he said that all along the goal of his office was for Epstein to serve time behind bars and register as a sex offender, and that the victims needed to be allowed to seek restitution. Acosta said he wasn’t ordered by anyone at DOJ to cut a deal with Epstein.

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arthur Omyown Thoughts
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arthur Omyown Thoughts

He is so absolutely full of shit “He tried” Bullshit ! You rat face Ferengi looking tool of ISIS= Israeli Secret Intelligence Service. You got the sentence and the verdict you were ordered to-get

impatience1
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impatience1

even more revolting than dershowitz and THAT is a high bar.

Gigi Gasama
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Gigi Gasama

This #FAKE AMERICAN #ACOSTA NEEDS TO BE FIRED BY TRUMP IMMEDIATELY. Or are the Democrats, once again allowing illegal use of political power to go unchecked?? Tax payer dollars pay these wicked, immoral people's salary!! No wonder this country is in such turmoil !!

President Trump needs to get on his job and REALLY DO THE MAGA DANCE !!!

Dalton Wise
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Dalton Wise

he went to "jail"

Gigi Gasama
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Gigi Gasama

P.S.:GOD IS WATCHING, BUT WHO CARES RIGHT??

Ineluctable Smith
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Ineluctable Smith

Jeb Buch just defeated the dirt bag McBride who was friends with Epstein. So that doesn't sound like a political deal. He was doing his job.

Jonleonard Cassidy
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Jonleonard Cassidy

Better check this guy’s bank accounts from the time the plea deal was done. See how much he was paid for it!

Blake
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Blake

Waiting for the day until conservatives walk the walk on the second amendment.

Eric Standefer
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Eric Standefer

He is a lying piece of trash. Federal sentencing guidelines have mandatory minimums for sex crimes against children. Even if the state attorney wanted to let his friend go, Acosta, and federal Judge Marra (I think the judge was Marra, I could be wrong) should have thrown a fit and demanded federal charges and guidelines be followed. This was a federal case because he took children out of state and country, and the prostitution charge is laughable, children can't be charged or accused of prostitution under the laws of the United States. Alan Acosta was somehow connected to Epstein and he… Read more »

Nagle Appraisal Dayton
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Nagle Appraisal Dayton

What a Weasel!!!

FLOWER
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FLOWER

Wack ass Labor Secretary for letting a rapist go unpunished.

alli ames
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alli ames

Boo

The World Is A Vampire
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The World Is A Vampire

#TRUMP2020 Acosta MUST resign.

Rosa Frausto
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Rosa Frausto

All one can say is that the MSM has been very apt at distorting the facts, but let this be a lesson to me, as an interested party, for not having done my own research! This is a serious case; therefore, I (like the rest of the public) relied on the media to do their job, to report the facts; however, the media let the public down when it opted to reach for "the low-hanging-fruit," as opposed to studying all of the readily available gov. documentation about the case.

Rosa Frausto
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Rosa Frausto

President Trump has a good eye for talent! Apart from having integrity, Secretary Acosta is a gifted & brilliant man who we need to thank for serving our nation. The MSM, conveniently, neglected to do their job, to report the facts. They opted to grab "the low-hanging-fruit" rather than research, readily available, gov. documentation about the case.

the1nonlyLopez
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the1nonlyLopez

The guy looks like a chomo smells like a chomo and acts like a chomo. That’s enough evidence for me to say he is a chomo.

Javier Campos
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Javier Campos

Wow 😮 trump he’s in your cabinet. I guess your one of them guys 👁 was it worth it?. To gain the world and lose your soul and soulmates. I’m sorry for you.

Javier Campos
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Javier Campos

I’m sorry brother your on your own now you have to pay me to help help ain’t free unfortunately presidential man.

B Ware
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B Ware

Resign Pedo helper.

gary bennett
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gary bennett

Epstein got 13 months back then where could work in his office or do whatever then back to jail to sleep! Hell of a punishment if you ask me NOT !!

Hallands Menved
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Hallands Menved

"Virtue front and center", Satan said, as he sat down between two lawyers…

stop button
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stop button

Get this guy out of office. Alex Acosta Is an enemy of the American people and kids of the world

Kim Kincaid
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Kim Kincaid

Who doesn't understand that Acosta wasn't in charge. There were "higher beings. ".

Hionconsumption
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Hionconsumption

We need Sharia law for this case

Kim Kincaid
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Kim Kincaid

Epstein had the clintons and many others backing him. Journalists should ask more about the ppl backing him.

Go fly Yourselves!
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Go fly Yourselves!

Scum bag ‘I’ll cost ya’ needs to go! He’s lucky if doesn’t end in prison. I get a feeling he might. 😀

James Stanley
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James Stanley

resign you crooked son of a bitch disbar the son of a bitch now from being a lawyer and a officer of the counts

Jay Holmes
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Jay Holmes

The U.S. White House defends child rapists. What has America come to.

warren wallace
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warren wallace

I guess we all should run for office because it's like hitting the lottery you can use a company to work your government position to gain money to your business making people fear you and use your business.

alli ames
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alli ames

Booooooooooooooooo😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

warrior saint
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warrior saint

acosta appears to be in question here as to his honesty and commitment to President Trump. IF he is defending himself it appears he is saying he has the right to continue to allow under age children to be trafficked in the interest as bait to lure bigger fish in. That wont ever cut it in America's scales of justice.

Forsh Eisenfaust
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Forsh Eisenfaust

Of course the first media representative who asked a question had to make it about Trump.

Henry Cantrell
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Henry Cantrell

You liar

rocknrollter
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rocknrollter

Imagine the rich and powerful people, fearful of being exposed as frequent flyers on Epstein's Lolita Express and the pressure they brought to bear on the FL Prosecutors and the DOJ to sweep this all under the rug. Let's hope every last one of them is fully and completely exposed before this is over.

rocknrollter
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rocknrollter

Wasn't this case closed in 2009? Under Eric Holder's DOJ? Mueller's FBI? It's all disgusting. The agencies of our federal and state governments appear to always look after the rich and well connected at the expense of the innocent. This is epidemic. Acosta was only one small cog in a massive machine. Who might these victims have been trafficked to? The answer to that question is likely also the answer as to why this wasn't prosecuted more fully.

texasiguana
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texasiguana

So what he is real saying is the victims were paid off!

Gina Kay
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Gina Kay

BS

Gilbert Canul
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Gilbert Canul

Acosta is a creep as much as Epstein is.

BOB m
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BOB m

He was forced to do what he did back then Donald Trump trust him I trust him

NEAL GOODWIN
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NEAL GOODWIN

Just another con job by a dirty low life..

Finn Manniche
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Finn Manniche

12 years ago wasn't last century, dude. We didn't think child rape was ok back in 2007. Stop saying those were very different times.

Ldr Johnson
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Ldr Johnson

I won't hold my breath on any of this.