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Acosta has previously been approved by the Senate three times in the past. He's served on the National Labor Relations Board, as an assistant attorney general and as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida. His supporters think he's a shoe-in for a confirmation but he's not without controversy

But he could receive scrutiny over the plea deal he cut with wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein. Acosta’s prosecutors agreed not to file any federal charges against Epstein if he pleaded guilty to state charges involving soliciting prostitution and soliciting a minor for prostitution.
Epstein ultimately received an 18-month sentence in county jail and served about 13 months. Soon after the deal was cut in 2008, two women filed suit claiming that the decision to forgo federal prosecution violated a federal law — the Crime Victims Rights Act — because they and other teenagers Epstein paid for sex were never adequately consulted about the plea deal or given an opportunity to object to it.
Wilma Liebman, who served on the the National Labor Relations Board with Acosta, has this to say about him:

“Even though we often came out differently on policy conclusions or the outcome of a case, he was a good colleague and he was always willing to talk and bounce around ideas,” Liebman said. “I would say he’s very smart and he’s an independent thinker.”

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Chris Lu, an Obama Deputy Labor Secretary, had this to say. 

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That said, even some of Trump's critics think Acosta is a good pick. 

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