Alexander Acosta, Trump’s labor secretary and the US Department of Justice are facing tough questions about the deal which allowed Jeffrey Epstein to serve a minimal sentence for serious federal offences in 2007. During his sentence he unbelievably was free to work from his office six days a week. Attorney General William P. Barr said that he had recused himself from the present case because his former law firm, had represented Epstein in the past. Acosta said later he had been leant on at the time by Epstein’s heavyweight lawyers – amongst them Alan Dershowitz and Kenneth Starr – and that decisions had been taken at ‘a very high level.’
Acosta, born 16 January 1969, is a Sun Capricorn square Saturn in Aries; and trine Pluto, sextile Neptune with Mars in determined Scorpio – he’s no softie that’s for sure. Self reliant, super-ambitious.
At the moment he has tr Neptune square his Sun/Mars midpoint which Ebertin describes as ‘the undermining of vocational position’ so a general slump in confidence; and running at the same time he has tr Pluto square his Mars/Uranus and conjunct his Mars/Node midpoints – both running several weeks ahead well into August – both of which are trapped and significantly disruptive.
Trump and the White House are ducking the issue at present though relations between Acosta and POTUS will deteriorate badly from mid August worsening in the autumn and over the New Year. The longer Acosta hogs the headlines for whatever reason the less popular he’s likely to get.