“My point here today is we have an amazing economy, and the focus needs to be on the economy.” So said Alex Acosta as he stepped down from his role as Labor Secretary following heated questions about the deal he gave Jeffrey Epstein more than a decade ago. So the guy who gave one of the sickest human traffickers a pass is no longer in charge of the country’s human trafficking laws. Wow, America, you’re a tough room. (In related news, my streak continues.)

+ Meanwhile, “At least a dozen new victims have come forward to claim they were sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein.” (Maybe the point here is something other than our amazing economy…)

+ McCay Coppins in The Atlantic: “It should not come as a surprise that some of America’s most outspoken conspiracists have spent the days since Epstein’s arrest taking victory laps.” How the Epstein Case Explains the Rise of Conspiracy Theorists.

+ “A 13-count indictment includes charges of sexual exploitation of children, child pornography, and conspiracy to defraud the United States.” R. Kelly Was Charged With Federal Sex Crimes In Both Chicago And New York. (Who had the year 2019 in the pool to predict which year America would get fed up with pedophilia?)

+ Vox: Sexual misconduct allegations against R. Kelly spanning 25 years, in one timeline.