House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday called for Labor Secretary Alex Acosta’s resignation after the details of the deal he struck as a U.S. attorney with Jeffrey Epstein resurfaced after the financier’s latest arrest.
“@SecretaryAcosta must step down. As US Attorney, he engaged in an unconscionable agreement w/ Jeffrey Epstein kept secret from courageous, young victims preventing them from seeking justice. This was known by [Mr. Trump] when he appointed him to the cabinet. #AcostaResign,” she tweeted.
Mr. Epstein served 13 months in county jail and was allowed to leave for 16 hours a day. He also had to register as a sex offender.
Mr. Epstein faces one count of engaging in sex trafficking of minors and a second count of sex trafficking conspiracy. He pleaded not guilty.
• Jeff Mordock contributed to this article.
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