Following the death of convicted sex offender and accused sex-trafficker Jeffrey’s Epstein, Attorney General William Barr warned the billionaire’s death “raises serious questions that must be answered.”
“I was appalled to learn that Jeffrey Epstein was found dead early this morning from an apparent suicide while in federal custody. Mr. Epstein’s death raises serious question that must be answered,” Barr said in a statement Saturday.
Many suspect foul play was involved in Epstein’s death, and Barr said he is determined to get to the bottom of what happened.
“In addition to the FBI’s investigation, I have consulted with the Inspector General who is opening an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the billionaire’s death,” Barr added.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, Epstein was found dead in his jail cell around 6:30 a.m. Saturday “from apparent suicide,” a day after a trove of unsealed documents in a civil case between the billionaire and his long-time associate, Ghislaine Maxwell, implicated a number of powerful people in Epstein’s alleged sex trafficking ring.
Prince Andrew, the late MIT professor Marvin Minsky, former Maine Sen. George Mitchell, ex-New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, money manager Glenn Dubin, and lawyer Alan Dershowitz are accused in the unsealed documents of having affairs with Epstein’s sex slaves.
After discovering Epstein’s unresponsive body, the BOP said its staff immediately began attempting life-saving measures and rushed Epstein to New York Downtown Hospital around 7:30 a.m., where he was pronounced dead.
The BOP said the Federal Bureau of Investigations will also examine the suspicious circumstances surrounding the pedophile’s death.
Epstein was apprehended in early July, when he pleaded not guilty to charges by New York federal prosecutors after an indictment accused him of sex trafficking dozens of underage girls, some young as 14 year old.
The Southern District of New York’s investigation into Epstein’s alleged conduct is ongoing after his death, according to Geoffrey Berman, the US attorney overseeing that office.
“Today’s events are disturbing, and we are deeply aware of their potential to present yet another hurdle to giving Epstein’s many victims their day in Court,” Berman said in a statement. “To those brave young women who have already come forward and to the many others who have yet to do so, let me reiterate that we remain committed to standing for you, and our investigation of the conduct charged in the Indictment — which included a conspiracy count — remains ongoing,” Berman added.
President Donald Trump retweeted a widespread theory on Saturday, suggesting that former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were involved in Epstein’s death.
“For some odd reason, people that have information on the Clintons end up dead,” Williams proclaimed in the video. “And they usually die from suicide.
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