PBS NewsHour

How Alex Acosta explained his handling of Epstein case

Clip: 07/10/2019 | 9m 51s

Labor Sec. Alex Acosta has publicly addressed his handling of a 2008 plea deal with sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Then the top Florida federal prosecutor, Acosta has drawn criticism for Epstein’s lax sentence, especially in light of stunning new charges against Epstein. Former federal prosecutor Jessica Roth and Yamiche Alcindor talk to Judy Woodruff about questions Acosta did and didn't answer.

Aired: 07/10/19

Rating: NR

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