THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION REPORTED TO HAVE APPROVED A FIVE BILLION DOLLAR FINE AGAINST FACEBOOK.
THE VOTE OF THE COMMISSION WAS 3-2. IT WAS CALLED A 'PARTY LINE' VOTE WITH THREE REPUBLICANS VOTING YES AND TWO DEMOCRATS VOTING NO.
FTC - HAS - BEEN - INVESTIGATING - THE
THE FTC HAS BEEN INVESTIGATING THE POLITICAL CONSULTING FIRM CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA'S OBTAINING OF THE DATA OF UP TO 87 MILLION FACEBOOK USERS.
NO COMMENT FROM FACEBOOK OR THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION ON THE MEDIA REPORTS.
Secretary - Labor - Alex - Acosta - Friday
The Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta resigning Friday amidst controversy generated by the indictment and arrest of financier Jeffrey Epstein on child sex trafficking charges.
President Trump was by Acosta's side on the White House lawn for the announcement, saying it was Acosta's decision, not his.
Acosta - US - Attorney - Miami - Office
Back in 2008 when Acosta was the Republican US Attorney in Miami his office intervened when the Palm Beach police chief became alarmed that in Democrat controlled Palm Beach County the then District Attorney Barry Krischer was not willing to prosecute the politically powerful Epstein on similar child sex trafficking charges.
Krischer has defended himself saying his office did prosecute on a single state charge in the end saying that Acosta's office prepared to seek a life sentence on federal charges for Epstein, but did not file them.
Plea - Deal - Epstein - Months - Prison
That plea deal that saw Epstein plead guilty and only serve 13 months in prison on work release.
The Deputy Secretary of Labor Patrick Pizzella will now be Acting Secretary of Labor.
Relationship - Jeffrey - Epstein - President - Reporters
Regarding his relationship in the past with Jeffrey Epstein, the President told reporters that relationship broke off 12 to 15 years ago and he kicked Epstein out of his Mar-a-Lago for his behavior towards a young woman there.
He said in part:
Club - Anything
"I threw him out of a club. I didn't want anything to do with him"
Back to the Epstein case itself, federal prosecutors have filed their reasoning as to why...
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