By Fox News. Disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein was taken off suicide watch after being examined by a “doctoral-level psychologist” days before he hanged himself in his prison cell, according to the Justice Department.
The disclosure was made in a letter addressed Thursday to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., and ranking member Doug Collins, R-Ga. The letter was obtained by Fox News on Friday.
“The Department can confirm that Mr. Epstein was placed on suicide watch in July,” Justice Department official Stephen E. Boyd wrote. “Mr. Epstein was later removed from suicide watch after being evaluated by a doctoral-level psychologist who determined that a suicide watch was no longer warranted.” . . .
Epstein’s ability to take his own life while incarcerated at one of the most secure jails in America ended the possibility of a trial that could have involved prominent figures and sparked widespread anger that he wouldn’t have to answer for his alleged crimes.
Since Epstein’s death, Attorney General William Barr has removed the director of the federal Bureau of Prisons and appointed a new director and deputy director. The jail’s warden has been reassigned to a desk post at a regional office and two guards who were supposed to be watching Epstein the night he died were placed on administrative leave. (Read more from “New Twist: ‘Doctoral-Level Psychologist’ Had Recommended Epstein Be Taken off Suicide Watch” HERE)
France to Investigate Rape Charges Linked to Jeffrey Epstein Case
By Fox News. France opened an investigation on Friday into the alleged rape of minors and a raft of other charges linked to the Jeffrey Epstein case, the chief Paris prosecutor announced.
A statement by prosecutor Remy Heitz said the decision to open a preliminary investigation was based on “elements transmitted” to his office and “exchanges with American authorities, competent in the so-called Epstein affair.” . . .
No details were provided about what “elements” led to the probe and whether it might concern in-person testimony from alleged victims of Epstein who had maintained an apartment at a luxury address near the Arc de Triomphe. (Read more from “France to Investigate Rape Charges Linked to Jeffrey Epstein Case” HERE)
Nope, Didn’t Really Know the Guy, Say Many Listed in Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘Little Black Book’
By Miami Herald. My sister knew his girlfriend. Maybe I handed him my business card once. We met at a party a long time ago.
Those are the kinds of answers offered by people listed in Jeffrey Epstein’s “little black book.” Asked why they’re in Epstein’s book and you’ll hear a lot of throat clearing, vague answers and head-scratching befuddlement.
That’s if you get any answer at all. . .
Alan Quartucci was surprised to be in the black book. He is a bloodstock agent, an expert at finding promising Thoroughbreds in New York and Kentucky for clients looking to purchase or partner in the ownership of a race horse.
“I never even met the guy. I think I had dinner once or twice with Ghislaine Maxwell,” he said, noting they had met in an airport. (Read more from “Nope, Didn’t Really Know the Guy, Say Many Listed in Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘Little Black Book’” HERE)