A US District Court judge in Miami has ruled that Trump Administration Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta violated federal law a decade ago while serving as US District Attorney in Miami, in the case of Jeffrey Epstein, a billionaire accused of trafficking under-aged girls into prostitution.
Acosta kept the case out of federal courts, where the penalties would have bene more severe and arranged a minimal sentence in local jails for the well-connected and wealthy perpetrator.
Where Acosta broke the law was in hiding the deal from two of the underage victims, who would have had the right to object to this kid glove treatment for Epstein had they been aware of it.
No comment yet from the White House on this latest example of Donald Trump keeping his promise to hire “only the best people.”
Should Trump fire Acosta? Will Trump’s base insist on that or look the other way?