Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer speak to the media following a meeting with US President Donald Trump about the partial government shutdown at the White House in Washington, DC, January 9, 2019.
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Epstein did not donate exclusively to Schumer. He also gave a total of $2,000 to Schumer’s opponent, then-Senator Al D’Amato, who Schumer unseated in 1998.
Schumer, the Senate minority leader, on Tuesday called on Labor Department Secretary Alex Acosta to resign, or failing that, for Trump to fire him.
Acosta more than a decade ago was the top federal prosecutor in Miami, and at that time cut a sweetheart deal with Epstein that let the money manager avoid being charged with federal crimes.
Acosta did not inform Epstein’s accusers of the non-prosecution agreement until it was submitted in court. A judge earlier this year said Acosta and DOJ lawyers violated federal law by not telling Epstein’s accusers about the deal.
It is “now impossible for anyone to have…