Trump backs Acosta but will look at handling of Epstein case

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
July 9, 2019 19:40
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President Donald Trump backed Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta on Tuesday but said he would look into how Acosta handled financier Jeffrey Epstein's case during his tenure as a US attorney in Florida.

"I can tell you that for two and a half years, he's been just an excellent secretary of labor. He's done a fantastic job," Trump told reporters at the White House.He said he felt badly for Acosta, whose plea deal with Epstein in 2008 over sexual crimes has now drawn renewed scrutiny.


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