Acosta All Of A Sudden Is ‘Pleased’ Epstein Is Facing New Charges

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 03: Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta testifies during a House Appropriations Committee hearing on the Labor Budget for Fiscal Year 2020, on Capitol Hill on April 3, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Pho... WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 03: Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta testifies during a House Appropriations Committee hearing on the Labor Budget for Fiscal Year 2020, on Capitol Hill on April 3, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Al Drago/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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July 9, 2019 12:58 p.m.

Labor Secretary Alex Acosta hit former billionaire and accused pedophile Jeffrey Epstein for the latest charges against him involving underage girls, calling the allegations “horrific.”

Acosta called the new charges an “important opportunity to more fully bring him to justice.”

Acosta’s statement comes as the Trump administration official faces increased scrutiny for the deal he helped orchestrate in 2008 when Epstein was accused of other sex crimes. Back then Epstein was sentenced to 13-months in prison and was given work release, so he could leave jail to work from his office. Acosta was the prosecutor on the case.

On Monday, Epstein was charged with orchestrating a sex trafficking ring with underage girls in the early 2000s and faces up to 45 years in prison if convicted.

As Democrats call for Acosta’s resignation, Politico reported early Tuesday that Trump will likely make a decision about Acosta’s employment based on how long he remains in the news cycle.

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