US President Donald Trump announces the resignation of Labour Secretary Alexander Acosta (R) in Washington. Photo: Reuters

US Labour Secretary Alexander Acosta resigns amid row over Jeffrey Epstein plea deal

  • Trump said Acosta initiated the resignation, saying he felt he had become a distraction to the administration
  • Acosta, who served as the US lawyer for the Southern District of Florida, handled Epstein’s first case involving sex with girls
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US President Donald Trump announces the resignation of Labour Secretary Alexander Acosta (R) in Washington. Photo: Reuters
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