Labor Secretary Alex Acosta resigns amid fallout from Jeffrey Epstein case

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Published on Jul 12, 2019
Labor 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. Subscribe to the "CBS Evening News" Channel HERE: Watch Full Episodes of the "CBS Evening News" HERE: Watch the latest installment of "On the Road," only on the "CBS Evening News," HERE: Follow "CBS Evening News" on Instagram: Like "CBS Evening News" on Facebook HERE: Follow the "CBS Evening News" on Twitter HERE: Follow the "CBS Evening News" on Google+ HERE: Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream local news live, and watch full seasons of CBS fan favorites anytime, anywhere with CBS All Access. Try it free! --- The "CBS Evening News" premiered as a half-hour broadcast on Sept. 2, 1963. Check local listings for CBS Evening News broadcast times.


Now track his activity.. He is Epstein client.. look at him.
poster child for Creeper Magazine
Remember Neda
Remember Neda:
Is it even possible to find one decent person in a position of power? Or is it a forgone conclusion, that anyone today serving in the White House is a criminal? Or perhaps it is a prerequisite?
Lisette V
Lisette V:
All the "Good People" are con-men like Trump! Drain the swamp!
KJ Ritua
KJ Ritua:
Trump hired a swamp and a swamp resigned for being a swamp
Patricia Blue
Patricia Blue:
Good riddance.
Jeffrey De Freese
Jeffrey De Freese:
Fox News : "Trump's never met Epstein!!!"
Coolhand Luke
Coolhand Luke:
Are the rats starting to leave a sinking ship
John Preston
John Preston:
another of Cadet Spanky McBonespurs "best people" bites the dust...
God only know what kind of "best people" will be foisted on us next...
angela bluebird60
angela bluebird60:
He deserves to be disbarred for failing to inform these victims and making this ridiculous deal AND not acting when Epstein violated the term of this, "agreement,". He deserves to be prosecuted as an accessory after the fact. No deals for anyone who commits such vicious, irreparable harms against children. Unfit, just like Trump and the rest of his gang.
damn. don't hang out with trump. he will throw yo a$$ under a bus in a minute
Audrey Williams
Audrey Williams:
Rick Flint
Rick Flint:
I smell a sell out
A Bigs
A Bigs:
He look like a LIZARD! 🤮🤮🤮
Wish one of Acosta's daughters was one of Epstein's victims--same deal????
Acosta "didn't have to resign", but Trump didn't have to accept his resignation, either.
R Stedler
R Stedler:
What a preternaturally unattractive human being. I need to wash my hands. How could you look at this man and not feel your blood run cold for the evil? He was bought off
Now let's take another look at that Miami judge.
karen knapp
karen knapp:
so trump knew years ago, and didn't report him? Nasty Dotard
William Jackson
William Jackson:
trump totally threw him under the bus.
Treasury department might run out of cash this fall. Be ready for the market sell out.
Damn maybe Epstein will spill some beans
Abe DeSilva
Abe DeSilva:
Trump's WH is overflowing with degeneracy.
To Infinity
To Infinity:
Sounds about white
Author of my own thoughts
Author of my own thoughts:
Dam if he doesn't look like Ferengi
Gabriel Medina
Gabriel Medina:
I wonder how much money Acosta received from Epstain?
Looks like we found a premier location where the Freemasons and our country's loyalists go frolic. Not loyal to our rule of law. That makes these rich and famous clients in league with folks that do not care about the will of the people. WHo be pullin the strings? Left Right, brown people, middle class vs poor. They be conning you.
Domithacus Van Thistlebloom
Domithacus Van Thistlebloom:
Seems like the entire presidential cabinet consists of dirty old men.
.......👤 [Epstein] is................
Now we know why Barr unrecused himself.
Linda Minton
Linda Minton:
Yet the local Palm Beach prosecutor is unscathed. Why are democrats and their media lapdogs just now exposing this?
Richie Tattersall
Richie Tattersall:
"Incredible economy" that is based on a MASSIVE disparity in income = total B$. People having to work 2 or 3 jobs just to break even, IS WRONG!!!
Frank Griegorian
Frank Griegorian:
Wonder if this Acosta was paid off by Epstein for his soft sentence !!!!!!!!!! 😀😁😀
Trump giving him the death stare
Judy Heil
Judy Heil:
He better resign. He was complicit when pervert/pedofile Biden had his hands all over his children.
Janet Licastro
Janet Licastro:
Still not a word except tweet from sis, what was TONY RODHAMs cause of DEATH, Funeral? Very suspect !
Perro Pulgoso
Perro Pulgoso:
fairy princess or something whatever
fairy princess or something whatever:
Weinstein ,Epstein all the stein what happens to them nothing ,the media is talking about Acosta and not the creep they love for years!!!
C M:
Idiots. You don't actually think the orders for that plea deal came from Acosta, do you? If so, time to school yourselves.
tally bee
tally bee:
Alex you can run but you cannot hide . There is one person YOU cannot run and hide from. You will be held accountable
Lily Jade
Lily Jade:
Hunger game ... acosta has fallen. But Congress can still subpoena him to ask about Dept of Labor unemployment numbers, sex trafficking protection roll back, unions, etc.
He should've never been given such a high esteemed position to begin with. Think about... If he & Epstein could get away with what they did, imagine what other dark secrets other politicians may be hiding. We seriously need to get these CROOKS out of American politics. They take us for fools & they're making us the laughing stock of the planet. Get these CROOKS out of office & in prison, in general population with the rest of the felons. Starting with the Racist in Chief himself. His whole administration are unqualified CROOKS.
Magic City Kitty
Magic City Kitty:
Alex Acosta should be prosecuted for keeping the "deal" from the victims. From what I understand, that was illegal. It's time for pedophiles, and pedophile enablers to be stopped once and for all.
Lindalee Law
Lindalee Law:
Man. These men look like they got hit one too many times with the ugly stick.
Jaxz: there's nobody in the administration to focus on in the Jeffrey Epstein issue.
Now all the focus will go to Bill Clinton who was Jeffrey's best friend
Gage B
Gage B:
Y’all get no views
Why? It was so long ago so it doesn't matter anymore. That's what trump said.
Michael Berta
Michael Berta:
All you independent journalists and investigators out there, time to focus your attention and commitment on this incredibly important case and not be distracted by the sleight of hand the mainstream will be trying.