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Rene Alexander Acosta is an American attorney and politician who served as the 27th United States secretary of labor from 2017 to 2019. President Donald Trump nominated Acosta to be Labor Secretary on February 16, 2017, and he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on April 27, 2017. Acosta is the only Hispanic person to have served in President Trump's Cabinet.
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House Democrats want investigation into Alex Acosta's secret deal with Jeffrey EpsteinA recent report Acosta, when he was a U.S. attorney, gave a sweetheart deal to millionaire hedge fund sex offender Jeffrey Epstein
Ex-prosecutor slams Acosta's defense of Epstein deal: "These are children"Acosta maintains he did nothing wrong when he negotiated a widely-criticized plea deal for Jeffrey Epstein in 2008
Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta announces resignationHe told reporters at the White House he didn't want the Jeffrey Epstein case to distract from the administration accomplishments
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'We need answers. Lots of them.': Congress calls for investigations after Jeffrey Epstein's deathLawmakers want answers over what led to Epstein's death while reiterating the need to probe a controversial plea deal he struck with Alex Acosta.
Trump to nominate Antonin Scalia's son as Labor SecretaryIf confirmed, Scalia will replace Alexandra Acosta, who resigned last week after being criticized for securing a lenient sentence for Jeffrey Epstein
Donald Trump to nominate Eugene Scalia, son of late Supreme Court justice, as Labor secretaryPresident Donald Trump said Thursday he will nominate Eugene Scalia, son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, to replace Alex Acosta.
President Donald Trump: Alex Acosta didn't have to resignPresident Trump lauded Alex Acosta's work as Labor secretary, but said he wasn't a fan of Jeffrey Epstein.
Labor Secretary Alex Acosta resigns amid fallout from Jeffrey Epstein caseLabor Secretary Alex Acosta has defended his handling of an old plea deal involving wealthy investor Jeffrey Epstein. But on Friday, he announced his resignation. Paula Reid has the latest.
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Acosta, New Orleans, Facebook: Your Friday Evening BriefingHere’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
Alex Acosta resigns: Perverts like Jeffrey Epstein don't deserve a 'deal of a lifetime'Alex Acosta says it would be selfish to stay and relitigate the 12-year-old Jeffrey Epstein case. What's selfish is how he actually handled it.
Factbox: Trump administration departures, firings, reassignmentsU.S. Labor Secretary Alex Acosta on Friday became the latest high-ranking official from President Donald Trump's administration to resign. Acosta, standing next to Trump on the White House lawn, said..
Trump says Labor Secretary Acosta resigning amid Epstein caseU.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta has resigned, believing that he has become a distraction to the administration because of his handling of the sex abuse..
Acosta Resigns as Labor Secretary Over Epstein Plea DealMr. Trump said the decision to resign was made by Mr. Acosta.
Alex Acosta broke the law with Jeffrey Epstein plea deal. Send him packing: Today's talkerIf there is one thing Americans can agree upon, it’s that there should be no favor for human traffickers. None. Rich. Poor. Republican. Democrat.
Former prosecutor slams Acosta's defense of Epstein's secret plea dealCBS News legal analyst Rikki Klieman joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the the press conference held by Labor Secretary Alex Acosta on Wednesday in which he defended his role in the Jeffrey Epstein..
Trump told Acosta to defend himself publiclyLabor Secretary Alex Acosta says he will not resign over his role in Jeffrey Epstein’s child sex abuse case. Acosta spoke to reporters Wednesday and defended his controversial plea deal with the..
Eye Opener: Potentially devastating storm threatens Gulf CoastLouisiana declares a state of emergency as it prepares for a potential hurricane expected to dump huge amounts of rain. Also, Labor Secretary Alex Acosta says he will not resign over his role in..
AP Top Stories July 11 AHere's the latest for Thursday July 11th: Louisiana prepares for possible hurricane; Labor Sec. Acosta rejects criticism of Epstein plea deal; Patient stabs Boston EMT in ambulance; Hawaii ready to..
On Politics: Acosta Defends His Role in Epstein Plea DealAlexander Acosta, the labor secretary, said he had faced a tough decision in 2008, when he oversaw Jeffrey Epstein’s prosecution and approved a lenient sentence.
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Labor Secretary Alex Acosta: My relationship with Trump is "outstanding"Paula Reid, Zeke Miller, Kim Wehle and Nancy Cordes join CBSN's "Red & Blue" to discuss Labor Secretary Alex Acosta's news conference Wednesday where he dismissed criticism of his handling of a..
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Acosta defends his actions in controversial plea deal for Jeffrey EpsteinLabor Secretary Alex Acosta is defending his handling of a plea deal from 2008. Wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein, who is now facing sex trafficking charges, dodged federal charges with the old deal..
Trump's labor chief Acosta defends Epstein plea deal, calling him 'a sexual predator'U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta on Wednesday dismissed calls for his resignation and defended a non-prosecution agreement he approved more than 10 years ago with financier Jeffrey Epstein, who..
'We proceeded appropriately': Acosta defends role in controversial Jeffrey Epstein plea dealEmbattled Labor Secretary Alex Acosta defended his role in negotiating a plea agreement a decade ago with accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein.
Jeffrey Epstein's deal with Alexander Acosta wasn't out of line with what I have seenAlexander Acosta acted like other prosecutors. Outcome of Epstein’s original indictment not necessarily out of the ordinary for trafficking cases.
Labor Secretary Acosta defends Epstein plea dealU.S. Labor Secretary Alex Acosta on Wednesday praised the new case against financier Jeffrey Epstein on sex trafficking charges and defended the role he played as a federal prosecutor in reaching a..
Embattled Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta to speak to reporters — live updatesThe labor secretary faces renewed questions about his handling of Jeffrey Epstein when he was a U.S. prosecutor in Florida
Trump's labor chief Acosta to address Epstein plea dealU.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta called a news conference on Wednesday to address his role in a non-prosecution agreement more than 10 years ago with financier Jeffrey Epstein, who has now been..
Jeffery Epstein's connection to Trump and Acosta, explainedJeffery Epstein has had a long list of friends from high places, including the likes of Stephen Hawk
Lawyer for Epstein's alleged victims: There are "well in excess of 50"Brad Edwards has represented 13 women who have accused Jeffrey Epstein of abusing them when they were underage, and has been on their side for more than 11 years. Edwards joins “CBS This Morning”..
Democrats ramp up calls for Alex Acosta's resignationPressure is growing on Alex Acosta, President Trump's labor secretary, to step down. Democrats are blasting Acosta for a secret and generous plea deal he approved for financier Jeffrey Epstein more..
Eye Opener: Labor Secretary Alex Acosta faces calls to resignPresident Trump defends his labor secretary and distances himself from accused child sex abuser, Jeffrey Epstein. Also, the Affordable Care Act, and the health coverage of millions of Americans, could..
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Labor Secretary Alex Acosta faces mounting pressure to resign over Epstein caseLabor Secretary Alex Acosta is facing growing calls to resign over his involvement in arranging a plea deal for billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2008. Epstein is facing sex trafficking charges. CBS News..
Trump praises Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta amid calls for him to resignPresident Trump praised Alexander Acosta's work as labor secretary amid calls for him to resign over his role in the 2008 plea deal given to Jeffrey Epstein, who is facing sex trafficking charges. The..
President Trump defends Acosta, says he 'wasn't a fan' of EpsteinPresident Trump said he "wasn't a fan" of Jeffrey Epstein and feels very badly for Labor Secretary Acosta's role in the plea deal involving Epstein.