After myriad calls for his resignation resulting from his handling of earlier sex crimes charges against Jeffrey Epstein, Labor Secretary Alex Acosta announced that he is resigning:

Labor Secretary Alex Acosta said Friday he will resign amid controversy over the way he handled a sex crimes case against wealthy businessman Jeffrey Epstein a decade ago when he was U.S. attorney for southern Florida.


Acosta made the announcement to reporters while standing next to President Donald Trump outside the White House. Trump said Acosta had called him Friday morning and that it was Acosta’s decision to quit.

“This was him, not me, because I’m with him,” Trump said in a lengthy exchange with the press before departing the White House en route to events in Wisconsin and Ohio. “I said, ‘You don’t have to do this.’”


So the president just can’t seem to ever let go of the sycophants he appoints to his cabinet. In the meantime:

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