Alex Acosta informed me this morning that he felt the constant drumbeat of press about a prosecution which took place under his watch more than 12 years ago was bad for the Administration, which he so strongly believes in, and he graciously tendered his resignation....
WH officials invited Trump's social media allies to sit in the Rose Garden. But after the event was over, West Wing aides did nothing when those social media figures began to verbally abuse reporters who were trying to do their jobs. A good snapshot of how press is treated by WH. https://t.co/j0Ys542dok
Now that Acosta is out, there’s one major actor left in the Trump administration with a huge sexual predator problem. Trump himself.
tweeted out a video implying that @SebGorka
verbally attacked a journalist, but left out the part showing the journalist threatening to physically attack Gorka first.
One of the great @rogerfederer
performances at #Wimbledon
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Acosta becomes the 13th Cabinet member to depart the Trump administration. By this time in the Obama admin, none had left. In the George W. Bush admin at this point, one had departed.
The Associated Press @AP
Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta is resigning from President Donald Trump’s Cabinet amid scrutiny of his handling of a secret 2008 plea deal with financier Jeffrey Epstein, who’s been accused of sexually abusing underage girls.
The facts came out and forced Acosta out. That's why we need fact hearings about 45's high cmes and misdemeanors, including obstruction, lying and abuse of power. Public opinion will follow. https://t.co/5cnhU0wexz
The arrests of R. Kelly and Jeffrey Epstein, and the resignation of Secretary Acosta, all are consequences of indefatigable journalism--a reminder that despite many failings, journalists aren't enemies of the people but provide accountability and serve the public interest. https://t.co/FBV7jTJ46i
Acosta, Zinke, Pruitt, Flynn, Bannon, and on and on. Over and over again, Trump appointees have been forced to resign because of corruption, cruelty, and criminal behavior. The only way to end this trend is to replace the person at the top.
The media coverage of Acosta’s corrupt sweetheart deal with Epstein makes it sound like it’s a story from the past. WRONG!
That Acosta A-hole is the dude IN CHARGE OF CURBING SEX TRAFFICKING OF KIDS IN AMERICA TODAY, dammit.
Who’s doing the job NOW?
It is troubling, disheartening, and unbelievable to hear how Acosta described the challenges of prosecuting Epstein. If Acosta didn't know how to do his job, he should not have been in the position.
The rescue mission that was being mounted yesterday by Acosta supporters in the Senate and elsewhere was of course a complete disaster.
Spoiler alert: no matter how many times you abase yourself to Trump he will never honor a deal or return a favor.
Trump on Alex Acosta as Acosta resigns: "He's done a fantastic job. He's a friend of everybody in the administration ... The fact is, he has been a fantastic Secretary of Labor ... I'm with him. He's a tremendous talent. He's a Hispanic man. He went to Harvard."
and I just sent a letter requesting the Department of Justice brief us on Jeffrey Epstein’s 2007 non-prosecution agreement and any related information regarding misconduct by the now-Labor Secretary Alex Acosta.
The allegations are abhorrent. We demand the truth. https://t.co/t3vk7GPAbo
Donald Trump’s day so far:
- Alexander Acosta resigns
- Trump defends Acosta because “he’s a Hispanic man”
- What does that even mean
- Trump reveals he doesn’t know what’s in Article 2 of the Constitution
- Hint: impeachment
- Trump is going to prison
- It’s still only 1:45pm
Yes, Acosta is gone partly because Trump doesn't like being overshadowed by cabinet members, but also because Trump needs Epstein off America's radar, as he has not been honest about his relationship with the pedophile. The question now is, will media oblige and move off Epstein? https://t.co/i1iQv8qlOl
Alex Acosta is gone, but new Acting Labor Secretary Patrick Pizzella has even more skeletons in his closet!
wrote ALL about them eighteen months ago.
Don’t let anyone lie about how big of a deal Acosta’s forced resignation is. It’s a huge deal. It’s just the beginning of the downfall of the many people linked to Epstein. Every single person in public office who is linked to Epstein, especially Trump, should resign immediately.
Acosta is out! We’re all clear that this is because of the media attention in the past week, which was embarrassing to Trump, & not because he enabled a serial pedophile, right? Is Manhattan DA, Cy Vance, who argued for leniency for Epstein, out next? https://t.co/LUaWST8PZl
Alex Acosta seen associating with another serial sex predator
specialized in child assault as a D.A. in San Francisco. She had a record conviction rate for serious and violent crimes. Watching her drag Acosta for his handling of the Epstein case is marvelous. https://t.co/hX45w4OV73
Kirkland & Ellis LLP Law Firm:
- Acosta worked there.
- Brett Kavanaugh worked there.
- William Barr worked there.
- John Bolton worked there.
- They defended Epstein and got him off.
Of course the real story is the disturbingly long, decades-deep history of allegations of sexual predation surrounding @realDonaldTrump
. That’s why he wanted #Acosta gone — fast.
I just logged on & started tweeting away. Haven't even read headlines today. Acosta resigned? Great. Still hope no one loses sight of the fact that his effort to cover for Epstein is the tip of the iceberg on a sex trafficking ring involving very powerful people.
Alex Acosta may have resigned in disgrace, but his replacement is an Abramoff ally with some very familiar skeletons.
I wrote about this 18 months ago.
Pizzella must go.
#FridayThoughts #acostaresigns #FridayFeeling
Donald Trump Defends Alex Acosta against charges he let alleged pedophile, Jeffrey Epstein off easy:
He's hispanic, which I so admire....
Trump defended labor secretary Alex Acosta by saying “he’s a Hispanic man,” making it clear that Trump only cares about Hispanics when they cover up for his pedophile friends.
btw, this comes day after reports that his press conf had been a success. reminder: reporters have no idea what’s happening inside this WH; https://t.co/RWpueCOqe1
This is not going away - @HouseDemocrats
hearings are still ON. Child rape victims demands for justice don’t end because #acostaresigns.
Acosta returns taking the 5th or flipping - he turned on victims to help Epstein; likely he turns on Epstein to help himself. #FollowTheFacts https://t.co/uP69GNKR2q
If you're in DC on Saturday, please come by the @Newseum
to hear @CNN
chief WH correspondent @Acosta
talk about his new book, Enemy of the People. He'll discuss covering Trump, and take your questions. The event is free with admission, and I'm hosting!
Speaker Pelosi on Sec. Acosta's resignation: “He should never have been appointed. He should never have been confirmed, and should have resigned ... Thank God he’s gone.”
announces decision to resign from his position as Sec. of Labor, just one day after calling a presser in which he defended his actions regarding the sweetheart deal he gave Epstein, refusing to apologize to his victims.
Congratulations to Jim @Acosta
for his resounding victory in the “People with the last name ‘Acosta’” division of “Survivor: Trump White House.” https://t.co/kRrrkGHLTx
How many Actings are we at now???
Acosta's role in Epstein's case was well known during any vetting process that preceded his nomination, assuming there was one. https://t.co/PahDExYNfH
needs to distract from the elephant in the room - they know trump is a sexual predator #TrumpisAChildRapist #TrumpIsASexualPredator #TrumpEpsteinRapists
Trump wonders whether Acosta did enough to quiet Epstein uproar - CNNPolitics https://t.co/lZUROQQjup
🤨: So do you think Acosta was right to resign?
Ž: Yes, he is a shit journalist. CNN is shit. Total shit.
🤨: Not that one, Alex Acosta.
Ž: Another journalist?
🤨: The labor secretary.
Ž: Is he a communist?
Ž: He should resign, of course. https://t.co/zd6LWFv4Ez
🥇 Miami Herald’s Julie K. Brown deserves a Pulitzer Prize for her 'many years of dogged reporting' on the Epstein non conviction agreement & Acosta's disgraceful performance on not indicting this sordid pedophile
Secretary Acosta’s resignation is a victory for survivors of Esptein’s horrific crimes and survivors everywhere! But our work doesn’t end here. We must still investigate Acosta’s sweetheart plea deal and ensure Epstein faces REAL consequences for his despicable actions.
Trump on #Acosta's deal w #Epstein: “He made a deal that people were happy with & then 12 years later they’re not happy w it."
Was Epstein happy w it? YES
Was Acosta happy w it? YES
Were many powerful men happy w it? YES
Were the victims happy w it? NO They were not even TOLD.
Acosta should have been fired- instead he was able to resign. tRump shows weakness with defenders of pedophiles- or pedophiles themselves. But then- he does have a long history... https://t.co/zBsmaJMqHz
What do you think should be done about the Acosta/Epstein deal? 1) nothing 2) investigated to see if Acosta was paid something by Epstein 3) not sure @HouseGOP @SenateGOP
Alex Acosta resigns.
Now lets put him and his boss in prison where they belong.
A travesty of justice cannot be fixed with a resignation .
Where will Trump go to find his next swamp creature to replace Acosta? Or will we have another permanent "acting" secretary? Someone who hasn't been vetted or confirmed.
Trump drained the swamp alright. Right into his cabinet. The Trump White House is the #Swamp pipeline. https://t.co/OpcM8IYySY
U.S. Labor Secretary #AlexAcosta resigned years after giving a child predator a slap on the wrist. Now he needs to be investigated not for incompetence, but for possibly aiding and abetting #JeffreyEpstein's child trafficking ring. https://t.co/vWSjxAMQb0
Different audiences initially.
Q has been pushing the Clinton/Epstein angle to deflect from attention to other figures like Trump, Dersh, Acosta, etc.
I’ve been following #OpDeathEaters since it began. Pizzagate was made up by trolls to make the Epstein reality seem ridiculous.
LOL: Continental Army "took over the airports"@2ns @ccsimpersonal
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La directiva de la #CEV rechazó la manera en que el régimen de Nicolás Maduro se adueñó del cuerpo del capitán de fragata, Rafael Acosta Arévalo | Vea la respuesta en nuestra página 👉🏻 ', https://t.co/TXjdgVQRUH
Herald Managing editor Rick Hirsch says “we are not done yet” following the resignation of Labor secretary Alex Acosta. The paper’s award winning coverage exposed the Epstein scandal and gave a voice to the victims @CBSMiami
Aren't you glad we have a free press to protect girls from the soft justice meted out to #Epstein by #Acosta ? Would you rescind yesterday's remarks disparaging freedom of the press, please? #DoYourJob https://t.co/0JRqKN60L3
Acosta down. Who is next..?
Only the best!
Alex Acosta resigns as labor secretary amid intense scrutiny of his handling of Jeffrey Epstein case https://t.co/WB7VaagwJ5
Obama the dictator is no longer in office!
Acosta is a circus performer
on labor secretary #AlexAcosta resignation: Perverts like Jeffrey Epstein don't deserve a 'deal of a lifetime.' But Trump says he'll miss Acosta, who engineered that deal for the alleged child sex trafficker. https://t.co/YHDYyB5YLa
via @usatoday @usatodayopinion