A new shocking report states that correctional officers left Jefferey Epstein unchecked for hours leading up to his ‘suicide.’ Even worse, the death occurred after his cellmate was transferred for reasons unknown – meaning powerful people made sure there would be no witnesses to Epstein’s death.
It was not immediately clear why the cellmate had been transferred or why no other inmate was assigned to the room, until the pedophile ringleader Epstein was found dead in his cell. The less than clear circumstances surrounding such a key piece in bringing down a number of high-profile individuals has raised many questions about how the wealthy financier could have been able to kill himself while within the confines of a high-security facility.
Epstein was placed on suicide watch in July and had been given psychiatric evaluations after he was discovered with bruising on his neck but was taken off suicide watch at the end of July.
Barbara Sampson, New York City’s chief medical examiner, said Sunday that an autopsy was performed on Epstein, but more information was needed before a cause of death was determined.
The financier was housed in the facility’s Special Housing Unit, a heavily secured part of the Manhattan facility that separates high-profile inmates from the general population. Correctional officers at the jail had reportedly worked extreme overtime shifts for days on end to compensate staffing shortages.
President Trump on Saturday retweeted a message from conservative commentator and comedian Terrence K. Williams.
“Died of SUICIDE on 24/7 SUICIDE WATCH?” Williams wrote. “Yeah right! How does that happen #JefferyEpstein had information on Bill Clinton & now he’s dead.”
Williams also claims in a video along with the tweet that for Epstein to die by suicide, “somebody not doing their job, or somebody got paid not to do — not to do their job, so somebody can get knocked off, so information don’t come out.”
While Epstein’s shady death has been a common ground for Republicans and Democrats alike, leave it to the likes of desperate presidential candidates Cory Booker and Beto O’Rourke to take shots at Trump over a simple retweet.
The aforementioned pair of candidates, more accurately referred to as dumb and dumber claimed that Trump is trying to divide Americans and distract voters away from the issue of gun violence by fueling the conspiracy theory that Epstein did not commit suicide, but instead was killed by someone connected to former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
“What he’s doing is dangerous, he’s giving light to conspiracy theorists and whipping people up to anger against different people in this country,” Booker said during an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “He is using the same tactics as the Russians to attack our democracy.”
O’Rourke added during a separate interview on the Sunday morning talk show that the president’s retweet is ‘[a]nother example of Trump using his position to attack political enemies with unfounded conspiracy theories.”
“Trump is changing the conversations so we can’t focus on the real problems that he is part of,” O’Rourke added, singling out gun violence and anti-immigrant sentiments as two issues Trump is fueling through his rhetoric.
Attorney General William Barr said he was “appalled” to learn of Epstein’s death, and announced the FBI and the Justice Department’s inspector general’s office will investigate his apparent suicide.
Epstein’s relationships with former President Bill Clinton and Britain’s Prince Andrew are at the center of online rumors and theories, with many questioning what politicians knew about Epstein’s alleged sex crimes.
“The federal investigation into the allegations remains steadfast”, U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman said. He noted in a statement Saturday that the indictment against Epstein includes a conspiracy charge, suggesting others could face charges in the case.
Epstein, 66, had been denied bail and faced up to 45 years behind bars on federal sex trafficking and conspiracy charges unsealed last month. He had pleaded not guilty and was awaiting trial next year, but was not on suicide watch, officials confirmed.