Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta announced his resignation amid controversy over his involvement in negotiating a deal in the Jeffrey Epstein case in Florida; Chairman of the Federal Reserve testifies before House and Senate Committees; President Donald Trump meets with Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani in the Oval Office of the White House, the week of July 8, 2019, in Washington, D.C.
President Donald Trump speaks alongside outgoing Labor Secretary Alex Acosta after Acosta announced his resignation at the White House on Friday. Acosta announced his resignation amid pressure from the Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking case. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
Acosta called President Donald Trump telling him he was leaving his post because he did not want the Epstein case, which is in the spotlight again because of new charges, to be a distraction. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
President Donald Trump (C), flanked by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross (L) and Attorney General William P. Barr, makes remarks on immigration, in the Rose Garden of the White House on Thursday. Trump gave up on his administration's battle to place the citizenship question on the 2020 census but instructed the federal government to compile citizenship data from existing records. Photo by Mike Theiler/UPI
Trump gestures as he makes remarks during a Social Media Summit in the East Room. Trump brought together journalists, bloggers and internet executives to discuss the future of social media and its role in political reporting. Photo by Mike Theiler/UPI