“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. 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.”
Yeah, except for years now, we’re told “serious questions must be answered” about everything in government, nothing is ever answered, and no one ever faces any consequences.
Whatever conspiracy theory you adhere to, this is a big deal, and it’s a big problem. Just how the hell are we supposed to have any faith in law enforcement officials, or in our political leaders, when this kind of crap happens, and it appears that his pedophile collaborators are the beneficiaries?
Ben Sasse is also demanding answers.
The Department of Justice failed, and today Jeffrey Epstein’s co-conspirators think they might have just gotten one last sweetheart deal. Every single person in the Justice Department — from your Main Justice headquarters staff all the way to the night-shift jailer — knew that this man was a suicide risk, and that his dark secrets couldn’t be allowed to die with him.
Given Epstein’s previous attempted suicide, he should have been locked in a padded room under unbroken, 24/7, constant surveillance. Obviously, heads must roll.
Great. Now let’s see some damn action.
The Department must answer the following urgent questions for the American people:
1. Was Epstein in fact placed on suicide watch following his previous possible
2. If so, was Epstein taken off suicide watch prior to his apparent suicide this
morning? And if so, why?
3. Can you confirm that you are ordering two investigations: one — presumably Inspector General investigation — into the Bureau of Prison’s mismanagement of the incarceration of Epstein; and another — presumably FBI investigation — into any possible criminal activity surrounding this mismanagement?
4. Can you certify that all other potential evidence that investigators were pursuing relating to Epstein’s co-conspirators is being immediately secured by the Department of Justice, so that no additional evidence or potential testimony is also squandered?
Yes, it is possible that he actually did commit suicide and there were no dark schemes going on here. But it sure does look exceedingly shady. We need some damn answers.