Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), who called on Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta to resign over his handling of the Jeffrey Epstein case around a decade ago, received thousands of dollars in donations from the financier, who is accused of sex trafficking.
Schumer’s team acknowledged the donations and said he’d pass them on to groups fighting against sex trafficking and violence.
“While these campaign accounts closed about 20 years ago, and even then the campaign never controlled the two political action committees (PACs), Senator Schumer is donating an equal sum to anti-sex trafficking and anti-violence against women groups,” Schumer’s spokesman Angelo Roefaro told the New York Post.
It wasn’t clear if Schumer’s team was asked why he took the money, how he knew Epstein, or why he didn’t return the funds after Epstein pleaded guilty to two state prostitution charges in 2008 after being accused of molesting dozens of girls. more here