Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta is feeling the pressure from inside the Trump administration and others over his role in brokering a "sweetheart of a deal" with Jeffrey E. Epstein as a federal prosecutor in Miami more than a decade ago.
Acosta said this week that the plea agreement, in which Mr. Epstein served 13 months in jail after being accused of sexually abusing dozens of young women and girls, was the toughest deal available in a complex and difficult case. The prosecution, he said, would have stood a far better chance of succeeding in the state courts.
Meanwhile, much pressure is being put on President Donald Trump to dump Acosta from both sides of the aisle. Even one of his closet advisors, White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, is urging Trump to fire Acosta, reportedly telling the president that “the continuing drip of damaging information surrounding the 2008 agreement Acosta struck to keep billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein from a heavy jail sentence would hurt the administration.”
Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer have both called for Acosta's resignation as well.
Meanwhile, President Trump said he feels sorry for Acosta and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says his fate is in the hands of the president.
Source: FOX News