Pelosi calls for Acosta to step down over Epstein case

“(Secretary Acosta) must step down. As US Attorney, he engaged in an unconscionable agreement w/ Jeffrey Epstein kept secret from courageous, young victims preventing them from seeking justice. This was known by @POTUS when he appointed him to the cabinet. #AcostaResign,” Pelosi, a California Democrat, wrote in a tweet.

Acosta’s handling of the plea deal in 2008 for Acosta has come under intense scrutiny in recent months after a Miami Herald investigation that examined how it was handled by Acosta, who served at the time served as US attorney.

The non-prosecution deal with federal prosecutors allowed the hedge fund manager to plead guilty to two state prostitution charges and serve just 13 months in prison.

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