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For 30 Minutes on a Hot Friday Morning, Trump Lashes Out at a Range of Critics

WASHINGTON — Speaking for over 30 minutes in the hot sun on Friday morning, President Trump lashed out at his critics in no particular order, heaping vitriol on everyone from Democrats running for president to the former Republican House speaker, not to mention a foreign ambassador and the press. The president conducted his impromptu news […]

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Alexander Acosta Won’t Be the Last Trump Official to Resign

And then there were none. O. K., “none” is a bit of an exaggeration. But with Friday’s inevitable resignation of Alexander Acosta, President Trump’s secretary of labor, it is reasonable for the public to be asking: Who the heck is running the federal government? All the best people. That’s what Candidate Trump promised the nation […]

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Acosta Resigned. The Caligula Administration Lives On.

On Monday, Donald Trump disinvited the then-British ambassador, Kim Darroch, from an official administration dinner with the emir of Qatar, because he was mad about leaked cables in which Darroch assessed the president as “insecure” and “incompetent.” There was room at the dinner, however, for Trump’s friend Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, […]

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Acosta Resigns as Trump’s Labor Secretary After Epstein Plea Deal

WASHINGTON — President Trump said Friday morning that R. Alexander Acosta, his embattled secretary of labor, will resign following controversy over his handling of a sex crimes case involving the financier, Jeffrey Epstein, when he was a prosecutor in Florida. Mr. Acosta called the president this morning and informed him of his decision to resign, […]

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Jeffrey Epstein Registered as a Sex Offender in 2 States. In New Mexico, He Didn’t Have To.

STANLEY, N.M. — Jeffrey Epstein, the New York financier, managed to evade federal prosecution a decade ago in a Florida sex case involving dozens of teenage girls, in part by agreeing to register as a sex offender. But for a man with many residences, and many high-powered lawyers, registering as a sex offender was not […]

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Congress, Leave Epstein to the Courts

Democratic lawmakers have a few questions for Alexander Acosta. President Trump’s labor secretary has been summoned to appear before the House Oversight and Reform Committee to explain his role in the 2008 plea deal given to Jeffrey Epstein, the wealthy financier accused of sexually abusing and trafficking scores of teenage girls. Concerns about the degree […]

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How the Case Against Jeffrey Epstein Unfolded Over More Than a Decade

The sex-trafficking charges filed against Jeffrey Epstein this week in Manhattan underscored the long scope of the investigation into accusations that he engaged in sexual acts with girls, some as young as 14, in both his Upper East Side townhouse and his residence in Palm Beach, Fla. The allegations against Mr. Epstein stretch back to […]

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Trump Detests Apologetic Men

Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta negotiated what many consider a sweetheart deal with Jeffrey Epstein over sex-crime charges years ago when Acosta was the United States attorney for the Southern District of Florida. Acosta held a news conference on Wednesday to, presumably, calm calls for his removal now that Epstein has been arrested and charged with […]

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Examining Acosta’s Claims on the Epstein Prosecution

At a news conference in Washington, R. Alexander Acosta, the labor secretary and a former United States attorney in Florida, on Wednesday gave his account of how federal prosecutors dealt with allegations that Jeffrey Epstein had abused young women and girls, a case first handled by state prosecutors. Here’s how his version of events stacks […]

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Acosta Defends His Role in Brokering Jeffrey Epstein Plea Deal

WASHINGTON — Labor Secretary R. Alexander Acosta on Wednesday publicly defended his role in overseeing the prosecution of Jeffrey Epstein on sex crimes charges in Florida over a decade ago, bucking a growing chorus of Democratic calls for his resignation. Mr. Acosta said he had faced a tough choice between accepting a plea deal that […]

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Acosta Defends Role in Brokering Epstein Plea Deal

WASHINGTON — Labor Secretary R. Alexander Acosta on Wednesday publicly defended his role in overseeing the prosecution of Jeffrey E. Epstein for sex crimes committed in Florida over a decade ago, bucking a growing chorus of Democratic calls for his resignation. Mr. Acosta said he faced a tough choice between accepting a plea deal that […]

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Who Is Jeffrey Epstein? An Opulent Life and Lurid Accusations

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] For years, Jeffrey Epstein lived a luxurious life, socializing with celebrities, jetting off to Europe, California or the Caribbean, where he owned a private island. In New York, where he lived in one of the largest private houses in […]

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Who Is Jeffrey Epstein? An Opulent Life, Celebrity Friends and Lurid Accusations

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] For years, Jeffrey Epstein lived a luxurious life, socializing with celebrities, jetting off to Europe, California or the Caribbean, where he owned a private island. In New York, where he lived in one of the largest private houses in […]

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Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta Faces Calls to Resign Over Epstein Plea Deal

WASHINGTON — Labor Secretary R. Alexander Acosta is facing fresh calls to resign — and rising pressure from inside the Trump administration — over his role in brokering a lenient plea deal over sex crimes for the New York financier Jeffrey E. Epstein when he was a federal prosecutor in Miami more than a decade […]

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United States v. Jeffrey Epstein

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher Prosecutors in New York have accused the billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls and of asking them to recruit others. We spoke with our colleague about what happened in a similar […]

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Who Protected Jeffrey Epstein?

On Monday, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York unsealed a 14-page indictment against Jeffrey Epstein, charging the wealthy financier with operating and conspiring to operate a sex trafficking ring of girls out of his luxe homes on Manhattan’s Upper East Side and in Palm Beach, Fla., “among other locations.” […]

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