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New York - Epstein Suicide Prompts Conspiracy Theories, Skepticism

Published on: August 10, 2019 11:59 PM
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New York City medical examiner personnel leave their vehicle and walk to the Manhattan Correctional Center where financier Jeffrey Epstein died by suicide while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges, Saturday Aug. 10, 2019, in New York. APNew York City medical examiner personnel leave their vehicle and walk to the Manhattan Correctional Center where financier Jeffrey Epstein died by suicide while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges, Saturday Aug. 10, 2019, in New York. AP

New York - Jeffrey Epstein’s apparent suicide in federal custody is provoking skepticism among online conspiracy theorists and even some officials who question how he could have killed himself in a highly secured part of the jail set aside for high-profile inmates.

Epstein had been placed on suicide watch following an incident just over two weeks ago in which he was discovered with bruises on his neck. But he was taken off of suicide watch at the end of July, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press Saturday.

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Republican Sen. Rick Scott of Florida suggested the possibility that a criminal act was involved in Epstein’s death when he called on federal corrections officials to explain what happened at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan.

“The Federal Bureau of Prisons must provide answers on what systemic failures of the MCC Manhattan or criminal acts allowed this coward to deny justice to his victims,” he said in a statement.

Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani, now an attorney for President Donald Trump, tweeted out several questions about Epstein’s death Saturday afternoon.

“Who was watching? What does camera show?... Follow the motives,” tweeted former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, now an attorney for President Donald Trump.

Elsewhere online there was unsubstantiated speculation that Epstein’s death wasn’t a suicide, or indeed that his death was faked.

Epstein, 66, had been denied bail and faced up to 45 years behind bars on federal sex trafficking and conspiracy charges unsealed last month. He had pleaded not guilty and was awaiting trial on accusations of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls.

His case had already prompted online rumors and conspiracy theories given past friendships with prominent men including Trump, former President Bill Clinton and Britain’s Prince Andrew, as well as the 2008 deal in Florida that allowed him to plead to soliciting a minor for prostitution to avoid more serious charges.

The FBI and the Department of Justice’s Office of the Inspector General will investigate the circumstances surrounding Epstein’s death, Attorney General William Barr said.

“Mr. Epstein’s death raises serious questions that must be answered,” Barr said in a statement.

Epstein’s suicide was likely recorded by jail cameras, said Preet Bharara, the former federal prosecutor in Manhattan.

“One hopes it is complete, conclusive, and secured,” he tweeted.

Epstein’s arrest last month launched separate investigations into how authorities handled his case initially when similar charges were first brought against him in Florida more than a decade ago. U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta resigned last month after coming under fire for overseeing that deal when he was U.S. attorney in Miami.

His lawyers maintained that the new charges in New York were covered by the 2008 plea deal and that Epstein hadn’t had any illicit contact with underage girls since serving his 13-month sentence in Florida.



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 Aug 11, 2019 at 12:18 AM NEW-NU Says:

Why does it have to say on wikipedia that he's Jewish. The perverted pimp made a chilul Hashem.

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 Aug 11, 2019 at 07:38 AM Anonymous Says:

It looks like the long dormant Clinton suicide squad was activated.

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 Aug 11, 2019 at 09:53 AM yamsar Says:

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Anonymous Says:

It looks like the long dormant Clinton suicide squad was activated.

And the moon landing was faked because the earth is flat

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 Aug 11, 2019 at 09:59 AM ercsd Says:

Hillary's younger brother died a few weeks ago at 64 years old. Every report says cause of death unknown. I wonder why the cause of death is being kept a secret.

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 Aug 11, 2019 at 10:15 AM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

It looks like the long dormant Clinton suicide squad was activated.

Mar A Lego member Epstein knew and played w trump. That's a fact. Trump's Sec of Labor just had to RESIGN over his crooked exonerating of Epstein over his sex trafficing as D.A. in Fla. The anti-Clinton werewolves are going into overdrive trying to spin this against him. But he isn't Prez for almost 20 years. The current rssha Prez has assigned BARR to cover everything up. Does Barr really care about exploitation of WOMEN? That's why he signed on w the Orange Groper? What a stench come from trump- Epstein.

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 Aug 11, 2019 at 10:16 AM Butterfly Says:

You also have to add Trump and Prince Andrew! to name a few more......

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 Aug 11, 2019 at 01:52 PM Educated Archy Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Mar A Lego member Epstein knew and played w trump. That's a fact. Trump's Sec of Labor just had to RESIGN over his crooked exonerating of Epstein over his sex trafficing as D.A. in Fla. The anti-Clinton werewolves are going into overdrive trying to spin this against him. But he isn't Prez for almost 20 years. The current rssha Prez has assigned BARR to cover everything up. Does Barr really care about exploitation of WOMEN? That's why he signed on w the Orange Groper? What a stench come from trump- Epstein.

Shoin a new crazy wacky conspiracy tnat Trunp knocked him off?

Please gimme a break tons of celebrities stayed at mara a lago. Epstein was just one of many .

Here is the real story mr hyper tense guy should talk about . Why is it that Epstein the creep was only nabbed now ? How come nobody cared about him all the years ? The answer is bec you and your cronies are full of bs and fake news . You are all a bunch of lairs . You couldn't care less about women and trafficking of them . It's only when it can be used to bring down Trump or his associates when you care. So by going after Epstein you were able the chuck Alex clazar . And you are able to send a fake message and kind of empower the idea that trump is next . It's all a game to make trumps life miserable . You could care less about women . So don't you lie

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 Aug 11, 2019 at 01:54 PM Naftush Says:

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NEW-NU Says:

Why does it have to say on wikipedia that he's Jewish. The perverted pimp made a chilul Hashem.

For the same reason we brag when some Yid of our non-acquaintance does something laudable and we call it a kiddush hashem. Either way, we're a marked people.

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 Aug 11, 2019 at 03:14 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

It looks like the long dormant Clinton suicide squad was activated.

Exactly right! Epstein would’ve implicated Bill Clinton and just like with the other man who died under strange circumstances, now this. It’s the Clinton murder machine!

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 Aug 11, 2019 at 03:24 PM Esther Says:

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NEW-NU Says:

Why does it have to say on wikipedia that he's Jewish. The perverted pimp made a chilul Hashem.

Why use that disgusting word,p....,on a drum website? Why isn't VIN more careful? It's very offensive.

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 Aug 11, 2019 at 04:04 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Mar A Lego member Epstein knew and played w trump. That's a fact. Trump's Sec of Labor just had to RESIGN over his crooked exonerating of Epstein over his sex trafficing as D.A. in Fla. The anti-Clinton werewolves are going into overdrive trying to spin this against him. But he isn't Prez for almost 20 years. The current rssha Prez has assigned BARR to cover everything up. Does Barr really care about exploitation of WOMEN? That's why he signed on w the Orange Groper? What a stench come from trump- Epstein.

Bill and Hillary Clinton cared so much about exploitation of women that he exploited and raped them himself

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 Aug 11, 2019 at 05:02 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

It looks like the long dormant Clinton suicide squad was activated.

That's what the President of the United States tweeted. There must be a full investigation of the death and of Trump's connection to Epstein. My unique theory is that it was a hit by Trump's enemies to take out Trump's long time friend.

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 Aug 11, 2019 at 08:21 PM Rand Says:

Reply to #5  
Anonymous Says:

Mar A Lego member Epstein knew and played w trump. That's a fact. Trump's Sec of Labor just had to RESIGN over his crooked exonerating of Epstein over his sex trafficing as D.A. in Fla. The anti-Clinton werewolves are going into overdrive trying to spin this against him. But he isn't Prez for almost 20 years. The current rssha Prez has assigned BARR to cover everything up. Does Barr really care about exploitation of WOMEN? That's why he signed on w the Orange Groper? What a stench come from trump- Epstein.

You’re crazy. You must have not taken your meds.
For you it’s a Mitzvah

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 Aug 12, 2019 at 07:02 AM Anonymous Says:

Trump kicked Epstein out of Mar A Lago and banned him in '07 before any allegation came out about Epstein while Clinton was a client of his hosting pedo island many times and Clinton is a known rapist, and many people with ties to Clinton crimes have "suicided". Of course the left needs to deflect from the Clinton connection by trying to connect Trump to him thats why they ignored Epstein crimes when he was originally arrested in '08 because there was only the connection to the Clintons.

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