Labor Secretary Acosta defends role in Epstein plea deal, faults state prosecutors

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Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta pushed back Wednesday against calls for him to step down over his past involvement in a plea deal for financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was charged in federal court this week with sex trafficking — saying his office fought for a tougher punishment after state prosecutors were ready to let him “walk free.”

“Facts are important, and facts are being overlooked,” he said at a press conference, giving his most detailed account to date of the 2008 deal.

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