Alex Acosta is out as Trump’s Labor Secretary.

By |2019-07-12T06:13:51-08:00July 12th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |17 Comments

You had to know this was coming.

Courtesy of NBC News

Embattled Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta is resigning, President Donald Trump said Friday.

Acosta had faced mounting criticism in recent days for his role years ago in cutting a deal for sex offender Jeffrey Epstein more than a decade ago that critics have called too lenient.

Epstein, 66, was arrested over the weekend and charged in the Southern District of New York with sex trafficking dozens of girls as young as 14 in New York and Florida.

In an earlier case, in 2008, Epstein pleaded guilty to procuring a person under 18 for prostitution and felony solicitation of prostitution, which required him to register as a sex offender and serve about a year in a Florida county jail. He was able to leave almost daily for work, and was allowed to have his own private security detail behind bars.

Acosta, who was the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida at the time of the original Epstein criminal case, has faced calls from Democrats to resign his Cabinet post following the latest Epstein charges.

Acosta attempted to keep his job with that news conference on Wednesday, but it immediately faced blowback from journalists, legal experts, and even a former Florida state attorney:

Acosta became too much of a liability for Trump in the end and so he had to be cut loose. 

So yesterday Trump had to back off his attempt to put the citizenship question on the census and today he loses his Labor Secrteary after going to bat for him in front of the press. 

Not a good couple of days for the orange tinted toddler. 

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17 Comments

  1. Anonymous July 12, 2019 at 7:10 am

    Who leaned on Acosta a decade ago to go easy on Epstein?

    • HRH July 12, 2019 at 7:51 am

      Epstein’s bag man.

  2. anon July 12, 2019 at 7:39 am

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/07/trump-praises-himself-for-making-dictators-smile-in-bonkers-anti-mueller-rant-outside-the-white-house/

    “China and Russia and, try, North Korea, where I have a relationship,” he said. “You don’t have them testing nuclear anymore. Wait, wait. You have a man that was so happy to see me. That’s a good thing, not a bad thing. You have a man that doesn’t smile a lot, but when he saw me, he smiled, he was happy. You have a man, when I came into office, all he was doing before, under Obama, was testing nuclear weapons and blowing up mountains, and now he’s not doing it.”-““The Democrats aren’t working, all they’re doing is trying to hurt people like Alex Acosta,”“The man who has done — a man who — I have no idea. Are you a Democrat? I have no idea. You know what I know about Alex? He was a great student at Harvard. He is Hispanic, which I so admired because maybe it was a little tougher for him, maybe not. But he did an unbelievable job as the secretary of labor. That’s what I know about him. I know one thing. He did a great job, and until this came up, there was never an ounce of problems with this very good man.””

    • Anon July 12, 2019 at 8:08 am

      https://www.politico.com/story/2019/07/12/mueller-testimony-delayed-by-one-week-1412004

      Mueller’s highly-anticipated Capitol Hill testimony will be delayed one week under a tentative arrangement he reached with House Democrats, according to multiple sources briefed on the discussions.

      Although it’s unclear why Mueller’s testimony was delayed until July 24, lawmakers familiar with the matter said one reason was an ongoing negotiation about how much time they would have to question the former special counsel.

    • Eff You POS-POTUS July 12, 2019 at 8:23 am

      How many “very good men” have now quit under his so-called “leadership?” I’ve lost count.

  3. ok July 12, 2019 at 8:18 am

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/07/trump-scorched-by-conservative-commentator-for-what-he-absolutely-refuses-to-say-about-jeffrey-epstein/

    “This goes to a bigger problem and why he’s hurting so much with suburban woman. He’s a misogynist who only stands behind men and says, ‘Oh, I don’t know, they say they didn’t do it.’ {They Watched ME do ~IT~}

  4. Anon July 12, 2019 at 8:22 am

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/alexander-acosta-labor-secretary-jeffrey-epstein_n_5c6f2bf0e4b03cfdaa534ba9

    “rump said that Patrick Pizzella, Acosta’s deputy, “will do the job. Highly recommended by Alex. Going to be acting. He’s already been told.””rump nominated Acosta for labor secretary after businessman Andrew Puzder withdrew from consideration amid accusations that he abused his ex-wife during their marriage.”< Be BEa$T

  5. Anonymous July 12, 2019 at 8:23 am

    Now its time to throw out the evangelicals. Its been time.

    • Anon July 13, 2019 at 4:27 pm

      Hawaii has active volcanoes. Toss them in it and call it ‘Gods Will’. Lol. That will teach them.

  6. anónima July 12, 2019 at 8:29 am

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/alex-acosta-trump-labor-secretary-exits-over-jeffrey-epstein-scandal-says-its-not-fair-to-be-the-focus

    ola! “he’s Hispanic!”

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/jeffrey-epstein-had-his-own-lodge-at-interlochens-prestigious-arts-camp-for-kids-in-michigan?ref=home1

    Michigan! where Epstein is accused of forcibly raping a 15-year-old girl in 2002. Jennifer Araoz, now 32, came forward this week with claims that Epstein began sexually assaulting her there when she was 14.

  7. @TheView July 12, 2019 at 9:20 am

    https://twitter.com/ABC/status/1149721094326235136

    https://twitter.com/TheView/status/1149702945925038080

    Sen. @KamalaHarris criticizes Alex Acosta’s role in the 2008 Jeffery Epstein plea deal, calling the way he described it as “troubling, disheartening, and unbelievable”: “He let this guy go with nothing but a simple, very light pat on the hand.”

  8. Anonymous July 12, 2019 at 9:43 am

    “Human trafficking is the trade of humans for the purpose of forced labour, sexual slavery, or commercial sexual exploitation for the trafficker or others.”

    Name one sex trafficking ring they brought down. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D–kkb0WwAASi9y.jpg

    Epstein workers https://www.foxnews.com/us/jeffrey-epstein-had-help-operating-from-women-who-may-have-been-coerced-in-complying

    “Donald Trump specifically asked about me because I remind him of his daughter, ‘well, she’s 13 as well.'”

    https://media.vanityfair.com/photos/5d25e25c2c2137000877b83c/3:2/w_1998,h_1332,c_limit/TrumpEpstein.jpg

    Jeffrey Epstein has been linked to many politicians and celebs
    https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/jeffrey-epstein-rich-powerful-friends-173451987.html

    “No one touches Donald Trump’s penis without a glove.”
    https://life.shared.com/donald-trump-raped-me-at-epsteins-parties-s-13-year-old

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy
    https://www.dol.gov/asp/policy-development/trafficking.htm

    Acosta has proposed an 80 percent cut to the Bureau of International Labor Affairs’ budget.
    https://psmag.com/news/the-secretary-of-labor-wants-to-cut-funding-for-an-agency-that-combats-human-trafficking

    The Bureau of International Labor Affairs works to improve working conditions, raise living standards, protect workers’ ability to exercise their rights, and address the workplace exploitation of children and other vulnerable populations.

  9. Anonymous July 12, 2019 at 1:02 pm

    Acosta broke the law years ago with the plea deal, that must be ok with trump because in his statement to the press he said he had nothing to do with Acosta resigning. In other words, little donnie was ok with another law breaker in his administration.

    I also had to laugh that little donnie brought up the fact that Acosta is Hispanic and went to Harvard, as to say, see I hired a Hispanic and those meanie Democrats want him out.

    How many “great people” have been fired or resigned from this administration? Oh well, I am sure the donald will find another sewer dweller to replace him.

  10. Anonymous July 12, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    Just as I suspected, out with the pedophile lover, in with the sweatshop lover, Ivanka will be happy, she can bring her crappy clothing line back to the USA and make them is made in America sweatshops.
    =========================

    Trump’s Department of Labor being led by sweatshop defender after pedophile supporter resigned in disgrace

    the Department of Labor will now be led by an acting director who was a former lobbyist for Jack Abramoff, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes reported.

    Patrick Pizzella worked for Abramoff before his boss went to jail, working on to defend the “sweatshop” conditions in the Northern Marias Islands.

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/07/trumps-department-of-labor-being-led-by-sweatshop-defender-after-pedophile-supporter-resigned-in-disgrace/

  11. Anonymous July 12, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    LOL, only the best, winning !!!!
    =================
    Trump’s Record Of Ethically Tainted Cabinet Departures Rises With Acosta’s Exit

    President Donald Trump has lost more of his Cabinet secretaries to corruption and other ethics concerns in his first term than any other president in U.S. history.
    … the total number of ethics-related Cabinet-level departures in the Trump administration has reached five. This is an ignominious record for a president who claimed he would “drain the swamp” in Washington and eliminate corruption. The president has instead run one of the most corrupt administrations in American history with lax oversight, nepotism, self-dealing and the appointment of dozens of lobbyists to oversee the industries they previously worked for.

    ….The five Cabinet secretaries who have left or are leaving the Trump administration under clouds of alleged corruption are former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, former Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Acosta. …..

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-cabinet-ethics-cloud_n_5d28d5f9e4b02a5a5d5a793f

  12. Anonymous July 14, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    Collateral damage. And every congressman that confirmed him is going to lay low and keep their mouths shut. Epstein donated to a lot of Democrats but Trump and the GOP can’t attack them because of Acosta’s confirmation and all those parties Trump attended.

    I’ll bet Trump is terrified of what Epstein might say.

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