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Instead of an Apology, Acosta Offers Epstein’s Victims Implicit Blame

The secretary of labor, under fire for his handling of a sex-trafficking case, spoke for 53 minutes without saying he was sorry.
Source: Alex Brandon / AP

Facing calls for his resignation, Labor Secretary Alex Acosta held a press conference today in Washington to address his handling of the 2007 case against Jeffrey Epstein, the billionaire sex offender.

It didn’t go well.

Acosta, then a U.S. attorney in Florida, oversaw a sweetheart deal for Epstein, which required him to register as a sex

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