Now-former Labor Secretary Alexa Acosta’s abrupt departure from the White House Friday morning is reportedly the result of Trump “stewing” about further disclosures. “There would just continue to be disclosures,” a senior official told CNN‘s Jim Acosta. “There would be questions in this town and on the [2020 campaign] trail.”
Chances are, given Trump‘s old and long friendship with Epstein, tossing Acosta won’t be an end to those questions. There are already new disclosures, with “at least a dozen new victims” of Epstein coming forward this week. After Epstein’s arrest Saturday, “four women have reached out to New York lawyer David Boies, and at least 10 other women have approached other lawyers who have represented dozens of Epstein’s alleged victims in the past.” One in Palm Beach, Jack Scarola, said that at least five women have contacted either him or Fort Lauderdale attorney Brad Edwards.
“The people we are speaking to are underage victims in Florida and in New York. They are not individuals whose claims have previously been part of any law enforcement investigation,” Scarola said. Acosta losing his job, even if it’s over his being a distraction to Trump and not because he is an enabler of a serial pedophile, is a good thing. But it doesn’t mean this story is going away, and it’s not going to end questions about Trump‘s past with Epstein.