Acosta was the federal prosecutor in South Florida who signed off on a controversial plea deal for Epstein back in 2008 - the last time he was accused of having sex with underage girls. None of those people was mentioned in the indictment. "It is even said that he likes handsome women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side".
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The hedge fund manager was arrested on Saturday at Teterboro Airport after arriving from France on his private jet and was due to appear in court. In 2002, Trump called Epstein a "terrific guy" who liked women "on the younger side".
New York prosecutors said Monday they are not barred by that plea deal, and revealed they discovered a "vast trove" of lewd photographs of young women or girls during a weekend raid in his New York City mansion.
Epstein first came under investigation in 2005 after police in Palm Beach, Florida, received reports he had sexually abused underage girls in his mansion there.
Trump reportedly spent time with Epstein off-and-on throughout the the late 1990s and 2000s.
Lawyer Brad Edwards, who represented 13 women who have accused Epstein of sex crimes, separately told CBS that more potential victims have come forward since Monday and that he estimates there are "well in excess of 50".
Epstein, recognized for his association with politicians and royalty, already faced the same accusations in 2008, in which he was alleged to have sexually abused dozens of girls as young as 14 between 1999 and 2007. He stayed 13 months in a county jail and was allowed to go to his office during the day. The decision now is fiercely criticized as too lenient.
Former federal prosecutor David Weinstein said there's nearly no chance Epstein will be allowed to go home after the hearing. Epstein has pleaded not guilty to the charges; if convicted he could be imprisoned for the rest of his life.
Fallout from the shocking sex-trafficking case against billionaire Jeffrey Epstein is reaching into the Trump administration.
That agreement allowed Epstein to plea to a lesser offence.
Epstein's defense lawyers negotiated his plea deal with then U.S. Attorney Alexander Acosta, appointed by Trump in 2017 as labor secretary in his Cabinet.
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A spokeswoman for the Department of Labor on Sunday declined to comment on Epstein's arrest.
Rep. Katherine Clark, D-Mass., says this was not the only time Acosta turned a blind eye to child trafficking.
Epstein knew numerous girls were underage, authorities alleged.
That agreement says there will be no prosecution of Epstein "in this district" - meaning the Southern District of Florida - though it doesn't include language specifically precluding other districts from prosecuting him, an addition that is common in such documents. "There are names of many many girls on that private plane".
The non-prosecution settlement additionally safe the alleged co-conspirators who helped recruit the ladies, and contained a provision guaranteeing the deal "is possibly not made a part of any public sage". Worse yet, Acosta hid the nature of the deal from Epstein's alleged victims, in violation of federal law. Even so, the deal only applies to federal prosecutors in the Southern District of Florida. On Wednesday, Democratic House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings invited Acosta to testify before the committee in a hearing to "examine [his] actions" in negotiating Epstein's non-prosecution agreement. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who was among a number of congressional Democrats who had asked the Justice Department to reopen the case.