Former billionaire hedge fund manager Jeffrey Epstein is dead. It was ruled a suicide. The late financier has been under intense scrutiny for his alleged activities concerning underage girls. He got a sweetheart deal from the government some ten years ago that was quite weak concerning the allegations lobbed against him. The reason, at the time, was the government didn’t think it had the evidence to convict. That plea deal was the subject of a multi-story series from The Miami Herald, which brought Epstein back into the limelight and under a new investigation. It led to his arrest and formal indictment for sex crimes, including the trafficking girls as young as 14. A search of his Manhattan residence unearthed a trove of incriminating evidence. He had tried to kill himself about two weeks prior and was taken off suicide watch hours before he successfully killed himself. Epstein had ties to some very powerful people, including President Trump, the Clintons, and member of the British Royal Family. Yet, the evidence retrieved from his home included cataloged tapes that reportedly have very high-profile individual on them. Are they blackmail tapes?
Given Epstein, his profile, his connections, the timing of his death, the events that led to it, and those who might have been palled around with him, there’s a reason for an inquiry into how this happened. Attorney General William Barr said he was “appalled” by the news of Epstein’s death while in federal custody. He’s already ordered the FBI and the DOJ inspector general to look into this matter (via The Hill):
Attorney General William Barr on Saturday decried the death of wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein in federal custody while he awaited charges on sex trafficking, saying the apparent suicide “raises serious questions.”
“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 questions that must be answered,” Barr said in a statement.
“In addition to the FBI’s investigation, I have consulted with the Inspector General who is opening an investigation into the circumstances of Mr. Epstein’s death,” Barr added.
— Paula Reid (@PaulaReidCBS) August 10, 2019
New allegations against disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein have emerged. One of Epstein's accusers says she was ordered to have sex with several powerful men. pic.twitter.com/WqlOxaWh5R
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) August 10, 2019
The 2008 Epstein immunity deal included a provision giving not only Epstein immunity — but a number of unnamed co-conspirators who were involved with Epstein.
— julie k. brown (@jkbjournalist) August 10, 2019
I’m not a conspiracy theorist but there are an awful lot of very powerful people who would like to see this Epstein thing go away. Is anyone investigating the guard on duty? #JeffreyEpsteinSuicide
— Patricia Heaton (@PatriciaHeaton) August 10, 2019
(Read more from “This Is Why We Need to Look into Epstein’s Suicide” HERE)