Acosta Defends Handling of Epstein Case as Democrats Call for His Resignation - USA DAILY NEWS

Acosta Defends Handling of Epstein Case as Democrats Call for His Resignation

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WASHINGTON—Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta defended his handling of a case involving a financier accused of exploiting underage girls, in the face of calls from top Democrats that he resign since he oversaw the matter while he was a federal prosecutor.

Mr. Acosta struck a plea deal with financier Jeffrey Epstein in 2008, when he was the U.S. attorney in Miami, that has come under scrutiny because it ended with a federal nonprosecution agreement that critics said was too lenient.

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