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White House exploring Acosta's responsibility in Jeffrey Epstein case

President Trump and Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta. Photo: Nicholas Kamm/Getty Images

President Trump's spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said Friday that the White House is "looking into" Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta's participation in Jeffrey Epstein's case and the alleged sweetheart plea deal following accusations of underage sexual abuse, the Associated Press reports.

Details: Acosta continues to defend the deal, calling it "appropriate," according to the AP. Sanders described the proceedings as "complicated," adding "they made the best possible decision and deal they could have gotten at the time," and that, to her knowledge, Trump's faith in Acosta has gone unchanged.