President Trump has announced that Labor Secretary Acosta has resigned

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(CNN) – Labor Secretary Alex Acosta has resigned.

President Trump made the official announcement Friday.

The move comes after backlash against Acosta over his handling of a 2008 plea deal with millionaire Jeffrey Epstein.

The Epstein case —and Acosta’s quote “sweetheart deal” — made headlines this week after the financier was accused of operating a sex trafficking ring in which he sexually abused dozens of underage girls.

Acosta had previously said he would not resign.

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