Alex Acosta to address his role in Epstein sexual abuse scandal

Washington (CNN)Labor Secretary Alex Acosta is expected to make a statement Wednesday afternoon amid renewed scrutiny of his role securing a sweetheart deal for Jeffrey Epstein more than a decade ago. Earlier Wednesday, a top administration official suggested Acosta would address the matter and provide more information amid the uproar. “I think that Alex will probably be sharing more information with you all,” Marc Short, the chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence, told reporters at the White House on Wednesday. “And as you heard Alex say yesterday, we welcome the fact that there’s additional evidence that can be prosecuted, the crimes and atrocities, and certainly should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.” President Donald Trump …