By Tim Constantine. Epstein had requested a meeting for Friday with the newest member of his legal team. That attorney, David Schoen, a longtime friend of Epstein‘s, could not meet on Friday but said the two had met earlier this month for the specific purpose of Schoen joining the defense team. Schoen says Epstein was “engaged” and “excited” during the meeting and very much looking forward to defending himself. The two were scheduled to meet again this coming week. . .
It isn’t unusual that there would be no camera inside a prisoner’s cell, but in the Metropolitan Correctional Center, cells on Epstein’s wing had video surveillance at the entry to each cell. News reports indicate the camera that would normally record who entered and exited his cell was broken. An amazing coincidence?
. . .Reports indicate Epstein had a cellmate that was a muscle-bound former police officer who now stands accused in four murders and that Epstein was fearful of him. In another amazing coincidence, that cellmate was transferred out just hours before Epstein was found dead. What does that former cellmate know? Have Justice Department officials spoken with him? (Read more about the questionable demise of the facilitator of the pedophile island HERE)
Yes, Epstein’s Pedophile Island Had Dirt on the World’s Most Powerful
By Townhall. If all the other weirdness surrounding Jeffrey Epstein’s death in federal custody last weekend had already generated widespread conspiratorial chatter and theories, several emerging reported details will turn up the volume to a low roar. We still have very few real answers, so allegations and rumors are flooding the zone. For example, was at least one of the guards watching over Epstein (and apparently flouting protocols)…not even a real corrections officer?
Breaking News: One of Jeffrey Epstein’s guards was not a full-fledged officer, and he was not checked on for hours in the short-staffed jail where he died https://t.co/HV6am3eQ4Q
— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 12, 2019
One of the two people guarding Jeffrey Epstein when he apparently hanged himself in a federal jail cell was not a full-fledged correctional officer, and neither guard had checked on Mr. Epstein for several hours before he was discovered, prison and law-enforcement officials said.
This development could play into the line of thinking that an under-staffed federal prison system, and over-worked employees, are a recipe for oversights, mistakes and abuses. Plus, as some have pointed out, America’s jails and prisons have a suicide problem — and preventing a determined person from harming themselves can be quite difficult. Two questions, though: Even if all of those factors are true, shouldn’t extra attention been paid to arguably the most infamous federal inmate awaiting trial, especially someone who’d already either tried to kill himself or suffered an assault while behind bars? And especially someone who potentially-to-likely had significant dirt on a whole cabal of wealthy and powerful people?
Jeffrey Epstein once bragged to a New York Times columnist about having potentially damaging information on rich, famous and powerful people, including details about their drug use and sexual tendencies. The billionaire and convicted sex offender claimed in an interview last year that a number of influential people had told him their secrets. Epstein revealed the details to columnist James B. Stewart in an interview at the 66-year-old’s Manhattan mansion on August 16 last year. ‘The overriding impression I took away from our roughly 90-minute conversation was that Mr Epstein knew an astonishing number of rich, famous and powerful people, and had photos to prove it,’ Stewart said. ‘The overriding impression I took away from our roughly 90-minute conversation was that Mr Epstein knew an astonishing number of rich, famous and powerful people, and had photos to prove it,’ Stewart said.
NEW: Shrieking heard from Jeffrey Epstein’s jail cell the morning he died at Metropolitan Correctional Center https://t.co/aEwiCXdDuA
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) August 13, 2019
.@DanaPerino is one of the most careful & level-headed analysts/hosts in the business. Based upon our discussion yesterday, she’s on the Epstein conspiracy train — and it’s hard to argue with her. Really interesting segment: https://t.co/isizB8OEDW
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) August 13, 2019
“Maxwell also said the island had been completely wired for video; the friend thought that she and Epstein were videotaping everyone on the island as an insurance policy, as blackmail.” https://t.co/6R7bIHrROb
— Vicky Ward (@VickyPJWard) August 13, 2019
(Read more from “Reports: ‘Shrieking’ Heard from Epstein’s Cell, ‘Pedophile Island’ Wired with Video for Blackmail?” HERE)
Shrieking Heard from Jeffrey Epstein’s Jail Cell the Morning He Died
By CBS News. On the morning of Jeffrey Epstein’s death there was shouting and shrieking from his jail cell, a source familiar with the situation told CBS News. Corrections officers attempted to revive him while saying “breathe, Epstein, breathe.”
Congress is the latest to start investigating Epstein’s apparent suicide over the weekend, with new reports raising questions about the federal jail where he was being held. One of Epstein’s guards at the Metropolitan Correctional Center on the night he died was reportedly not a regular corrections officer.
On Monday, Attorney General William Barr criticized the detention center where the disgraced financier was held. “We will get to the bottom of what happened and there will be accountability,” Barr said. “I was appalled and frankly angry to learn of the MCC’s failure to adequately secure this prisoner.” . . .
With Epstein gone, potential co-conspirators involved in his alleged sex-trafficking network are shifting into focus. British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell is one of four women accused of recruiting underage girls for sex. She’s denied those claims in the past and has not been charged with a crime. Maxwell is said to be Epstein’s ex-girlfriend turned business associate. Her current location is unknown. (Read more from “Shrieking Heard from Jeffrey Epstein’s Jail Cell the Morning He Died” HERE)
Corrections officers falsified reports?
By Mola Lenghi. Corrections officers may have falsified reports saying they checked on Jeffrey Epstein as required by protocol, according to a law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation into Epstein’s apparent suicide. The Associated Press quotes a source familiar with the probe as saying surveillance video showed guards never made some of the checks noted in the prison log.
Multiple sources told CBS News that Epstein’s cellmate at the Metropolitan Correctional Center posted bail last Friday, leaving Epstein alone in his cell the day before he died. Another source familiar with the investigation said it appears Epstein had been dead one to two hours before he was found. (Read more about the death of the owner of Pedophile Island HERE)