The story of the death by apparent suicide (sorry: “suicide”) of billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein is changing so often that rather than try to fill you in on every detail, I’ll link to this site, where Fox News has helpfully created a page that’s regularly updated with all the latest breaking news:
To briefly recap what has happened since the announcement of Epstein’s death on Saturday morning:
He reportedly hanged himself in his Manhattan jail cell. Despite earlier reports (and an alleged similar suicide attempt in July that might have been an assault), Epstein was taken off suicide watch as of August 1st.
It’s puzzling that someone who had allegedly tried to hang himself would be taken off suicide watch so soon, but even if that was a simple mistake, how could he have been put into a cell with no supervision (he reportedly hadn’t been checked on for hours), no security cameras on, and obviously, some sort of supplies that could be used to hang himself with? Even Barney Fife would know better than to lock a suicidal man up in a cell that contains the means to hang himself and then go out on the town with Thelma Lou.
(Here, a former inmate of that same jail explains why he thinks it would be physically impossible for a 200-pound man to hang himself in one of those cells: https://www.foxnews.com/us/theres-no-way-jeffrey-epstein-killed-himself-a-former-nyc-jail-inmate-says )
Because of Epstein’s powerful pals and contacts, and the rumors and accusations of very rich and powerful people who might have joined him in his sick sexual exploitation of underage girls that they don't want to be made public, there are already countless theories flying. The media will do its best to shame anyone who questions the official line as a conspiracy nut, but when something smells this fishy, you can’t convince people it doesn’t by putting a clothespin on your nose and claiming you don’t smell it.
Attorney General William Barr was reportedly livid at the news and immediately ordered an investigation. Good, but many are expressing understandable anger and skepticism that the investigation will be conducted by the DOJ’s Inspector General, the same office that investigated blatant violations of public trust around the 2016 election and recommended no prosecutions.
There should be an investigation – a real, stringent, independent and transparent investigation - not only to determine what happened to Epstein but to ensure that authorities don’t just dust off their hands and say, “Well, he’s dead, so that’s that.” His victims have waited far too long for their stories to come to light and justice to be served. The truth, no matter where it leads, should not be allowed to be buried with Epstein.