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The Justice Department's inspector general is opening an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of multimillionaire financier and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, Attorney General William Barr announced on Saturday.
Barr said he was "appalled" to learn of Epstein's death while in federal custody awaiting trial. Jeffrey Epstein has died by suicide, sources say Jeffrey Epstein has died by suicide, sources say "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."
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 said.
Barr is livid at the events surrounding the apparent suicide of Epstein and is determined to get to the bottom of what happened, according to a source familiar with the situation.
Trump weighs in
President Donald Trump retweeted a conspiracy theory on Saturday evening that contained a video from comedian Terrence K. Williams, who suggests, without evidence, 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 said in the video. "And they usually die from suicide." Bill Clinton's spokesman, Angel Ureña, responded to Trump's amping of the conspiracy theory saying, "Ridiculous, and of course not true — and Donald Trump knows it. Has he triggered the 25th Amendment yet?"
The United States Department of Justice (DOJ), also known as the Justice Department, is a federal executive department of the U.S. government, responsible for the enforcement of the law and administration of justice in the United States,
25th Amendment. The 25th Amendment, proposed by Congress and ratified by the states in the aftermath of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, provides the procedures for replacing the president or vice president in the event of death, removal, resignation, or incapacitation.
originally posted by: FieldMarshalMatt
I really, really, really hope that the Clintons Themselves are now in the frame of new Department of Justice / FBI investigations into Epstein's apparent death . Trump levelled his sights upon them yesterday . See below
originally posted by: EchoesInTime
a reply to: Boadicea
I wasn't aware that AG Barr was involved in the Ruby Ridge tragedy. I will be looking into that now, thanks. It is concerning if he let the Feds have a pass after Ruby Ridge. It was horrible what happened to that family.
Some inconsistencies already with the early reports (as always). The official statement says 'apparent suicide' but none of the official statements say he hanged himself.
Also, he was found dead in the cell, but taken to hospital for life saving procedures and not to the morgue. So, was he or wasn't he dead in his cell.
A general question...does the color of his skin turn that quickly after one to two hours of being dead. I know people turn purplish/bluish but he looked more grayish and bruised.