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The executive order directs the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to probe Epstein's work release program and to take over the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office's ongoing criminal investigation into its prior investigation and case against Epstein.
"The Department of Law Enforcement may initiate a preliminary inquiry beyond the work release of Jeffrey Epstein and into other irregularities surrounding the prior state investigation and the ultimate plea agreement," the executive order said.
Embattled Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta resigned Friday morning amid the fallout over his handling of a sex trafficking case involving billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein.
“I called the president this morning and told him that I thought the right thing was to step aside,” Acosta said in a joint appearance with President Trump at the White House.
He said he didn’t want the Epstein case to distract from the Trump administration’s accomplishments, including the strong economy.