Acosta Will Make Statement Wednesday Afternoon But Not Expected To Resign

US Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta delivers remarks on supporting veterans and military families at the White House in Washington, DC, on November 15, 2018. (Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP) (Photo credit should... US Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta delivers remarks on supporting veterans and military families at the White House in Washington, DC, on November 15, 2018. (Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP) (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta is expected to make a statement to the media Wednesday afternoon and take questions from reporters about his involvement in the 2008 sweetheart deal that landed accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein with a mere 13-month prison sentence.

Acosta is not expected to resign, according to multiple reports. The statement will reportedly happen at 2:30 p.m.

A number of Democrats have called on Acosta to resign over his role as a prosecutor in arranging the lenient deal.

Epstein was hit with new charges Monday for allegedly running a sex trafficking ring with underage girls in the early 2000s, renewing scrutiny over the previous sentence for sex crimes.

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