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US Labor Secretary Acosta Announces Resignation over Epstein Affair

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Fri, 12 Jul 2019 14:07 GMT

Alex Acosta announced his resignation as US labor secretary Friday July 12th, amid criticism of a secret plea deal he negotiated a decade ago with Jeffrey Epstein, the financier accused of sexually abusing young girls, AFP has reporetd.

"I called the president this morning and told him that I thought the right thing was to step aside," Acosta said in a joint appearance with President Donald Trump at the White House.  

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