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Published on: August 13, 2019 04:30 PM
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New York - Two guards assigned to watch Jeffrey Epstein the night he apparently killed himself in jail have been placed on leave and the warden has been removed as federal authorities investigate the financier’s death, the Justice Department said Tuesday.

The announcement came amid mounting evidence that the chronically understaffed Metropolitan Correctional Center may have bungled its responsibility to keep the 66-year-old Epstein from harming himself while he awaited trial on charges of sexually abusing teenage girls.

Epstein was taken off a suicide watch last month for reasons that have not been explained, and was supposed to have been checked on by a guard every 30 minutes. But investigators learned those checks weren’t done for several hours before he was found Saturday morning, according to a person familiar with the case.

That person was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

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A second person familiar with operations at the jail said Epstein was discovered in his cell with a bedsheet around his neck. That person likewise spoke on condition of anonymity for the same reason.

On Monday, Attorney General William Barr said that he was “frankly angry to learn of the MCC’s failure to adequately secure this prisoner.” He added: “We will get to the bottom of what happened and there will be accountability.”

The Justice Department said the warden of another facility in upstate New York has been named the acting warden at MCC. The FBI and the Justice Department’s inspector general are investigating Epstein’s death.

One of Epstein’s guards the night he took his own life was not a regular correctional officer, one of those familiar with the case said.

Serene Gregg, president of the American Federation of Government Employees Local 3148, told The Washington Post that one of the guards was a fill-in who had been pressed into service because of staffing shortages.

Epstein was being held without bail, awaiting trial on federal sex trafficking and conspiracy charges that could have brought 45 years in prison.

The manner in which he killed himself has not been officially announced. An autopsy was performed Sunday, but the city’s chief medical examiner said investigators were awaiting further information.

Federal prosecutors in New York are pursuing a parallel investigation into whether any associates of Epstein will face charges for assisting him in what authorities say was his rampant sexual abuse of teenage girls.

Barr warned that any co-conspirator in the sex-crimes case against Epstein “should not rest easy,” adding: “The victims deserve justice, and they will get it.”

Authorities are most likely turning their attention to the team of recruiters and employees who, according to police reports, FBI records and court documents, knew about Epstein’s penchant for teenage girls and lined up victims for him.

The AP does not typically report on details of suicides but has made an exception because the circumstances of Epstein’s death are pertinent to the investigation.



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 Aug 13, 2019 at 04:39 PM Anonymous Says:

Notice how the fake news AP says he “took his own life” when there’s not yet proof from the autopsy that that’s what happened! Gotta cover for Billy Clinton and all the dems at any price!

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 Aug 13, 2019 at 05:53 PM Educated Archy Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Notice how the fake news AP says he “took his own life” when there’s not yet proof from the autopsy that that’s what happened! Gotta cover for Billy Clinton and all the dems at any price!

I hate the clintons as much as you do. but relax buddy. this man tried suicide once before. There are cameras all over the place. How do you propose Bill clinton actually got in there and strangled him without being noticed on any cameras? You think he snuck in thru the steam pipes or sewers like at the movies?

Now to the greater point. This whole investigation and accusation about the prison is alot of stupidity. You can't cntorl everything. He was suppose to be checked on every half hour. What the big deal for him to kill himself in between? What more do you want prisons to do? Don't forget he is a savy man who knew how to outtrick every one for a long time. You don't think he can outsmart a prison system?

besides whats the big deal? let the creep die in peace if thats they way he wnats to go.

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 Aug 13, 2019 at 06:18 PM Anonymous Says:

The warden and all the involved guards must be fired now; the federal government must stop tolerating incompetence, as it did following 9/11/01, when not one federal official, either at the CIA or the FBI, was ever held accountable.

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 Aug 13, 2019 at 06:48 PM Just Wondering.... Says:

Any of the guards related to Bill Clinton?

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 Aug 13, 2019 at 07:17 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
Anonymous Says:

Notice how the fake news AP says he “took his own life” when there’s not yet proof from the autopsy that that’s what happened! Gotta cover for Billy Clinton and all the dems at any price!

There still are some normal people in the world .Thank you .

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 Aug 13, 2019 at 07:19 PM Anonymous Says:

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Educated Archy Says:

I hate the clintons as much as you do. but relax buddy. this man tried suicide once before. There are cameras all over the place. How do you propose Bill clinton actually got in there and strangled him without being noticed on any cameras? You think he snuck in thru the steam pipes or sewers like at the movies?

Now to the greater point. This whole investigation and accusation about the prison is alot of stupidity. You can't cntorl everything. He was suppose to be checked on every half hour. What the big deal for him to kill himself in between? What more do you want prisons to do? Don't forget he is a savy man who knew how to outtrick every one for a long time. You don't think he can outsmart a prison system?

besides whats the big deal? let the creep die in peace if thats they way he wnats to go.

Relax buddy, Not enough to tell the Meshugeneh that Clintons are not in power and had no reason at all to do this, they are not running in 2020. The only person who has the interest and the power to do this. He is the President who controlls the Govt. FBI and the Jails. He is at the Head. The guards worked for him. He has many tapes with Epstein all over on every News.

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 Aug 13, 2019 at 09:16 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Relax buddy, Not enough to tell the Meshugeneh that Clintons are not in power and had no reason at all to do this, they are not running in 2020. The only person who has the interest and the power to do this. He is the President who controlls the Govt. FBI and the Jails. He is at the Head. The guards worked for him. He has many tapes with Epstein all over on every News.

I concur with your assumptions. The Clintons had nothing to lose if Epstein testified, but Donald Trump who partied with Epstein and seems to have a fondness for younger women does. Although the Evangelicals overlooked the Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal affairs, they may react differently to a video of Trump with a young teen. Even if Trump is behind the hit, rest assured that AG Barr who acts as Trump's personal attorney will never release the findings of his so called investigation. Trump had the reason and the ability to carry out this hit.

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 Aug 13, 2019 at 09:28 PM Normal Says:

Anyone who "partied"worth Epstein and the girls have plenty to lose, like 10 years of their life. Amazingly he was taken off suicide, the cameras miraculously stopped working, no-one checked on him, no-one was qualified for the job they were doing etc etc

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 Aug 13, 2019 at 09:35 PM Educated Archy Says:

Reply to #6  
Anonymous Says:

Relax buddy, Not enough to tell the Meshugeneh that Clintons are not in power and had no reason at all to do this, they are not running in 2020. The only person who has the interest and the power to do this. He is the President who controlls the Govt. FBI and the Jails. He is at the Head. The guards worked for him. He has many tapes with Epstein all over on every News.

You are just as crazy meahigna. So how did the guards outsmart the tapes ? Do tell me .

You are so full of it .

You won't get Trump on this either . Too bad . Guess what he will win 2020. Now give it up buddy

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 Aug 13, 2019 at 09:44 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #2  
Educated Archy Says:

I hate the clintons as much as you do. but relax buddy. this man tried suicide once before. There are cameras all over the place. How do you propose Bill clinton actually got in there and strangled him without being noticed on any cameras? You think he snuck in thru the steam pipes or sewers like at the movies?

Now to the greater point. This whole investigation and accusation about the prison is alot of stupidity. You can't cntorl everything. He was suppose to be checked on every half hour. What the big deal for him to kill himself in between? What more do you want prisons to do? Don't forget he is a savy man who knew how to outtrick every one for a long time. You don't think he can outsmart a prison system?

besides whats the big deal? let the creep die in peace if thats they way he wnats to go.

Agreeed. Clinton did not snuck in thru the steam pipes. Trump? 2002 published interview with Trump " Epstein is a lot of fun to be with, he likes women as I do and many of them on the younger side." I agree with # 7. This is a little different than Stormy. Epstein was under the Federal Govt, FBI, Dept of Justice (Republican) protection. Trump was his budy. They were neighbors in NYC and West palm Beach . Partied together all the time. No one believes this was a suicide.

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 Aug 13, 2019 at 09:46 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

I concur with your assumptions. The Clintons had nothing to lose if Epstein testified, but Donald Trump who partied with Epstein and seems to have a fondness for younger women does. Although the Evangelicals overlooked the Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal affairs, they may react differently to a video of Trump with a young teen. Even if Trump is behind the hit, rest assured that AG Barr who acts as Trump's personal attorney will never release the findings of his so called investigation. Trump had the reason and the ability to carry out this hit.

"Even if Trump is behind the hit" Not likely. More likely one of his associates. Did you forget the " I will take a bullet for him"

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 Aug 13, 2019 at 11:24 PM Educated Archy Says:

Reply to #10  
Anonymous Says:

Agreeed. Clinton did not snuck in thru the steam pipes. Trump? 2002 published interview with Trump " Epstein is a lot of fun to be with, he likes women as I do and many of them on the younger side." I agree with # 7. This is a little different than Stormy. Epstein was under the Federal Govt, FBI, Dept of Justice (Republican) protection. Trump was his budy. They were neighbors in NYC and West palm Beach . Partied together all the time. No one believes this was a suicide.

Ok kliena yingle you are only from a derfel. Pipe down with you coco conspiracy theories . They have videos of the jail . This isn't some Kind of movie where everybody is paid off to somehow sneak around videos . You are totally ridiculous. Ten comments of such Shtisim. It's so crazy that it's too tiresome to address . Just use your brains albeit it's limited and stop getting so silly hyper . Plus as you'd say trump is not shrewd enough to pull this off .

Stop sewing shtisim. It was a sucide and you know it . Re Trump nice little dream of yours . Stormy and collusion went no where so now it's Epstein ? Grow up kid

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 Aug 14, 2019 at 12:46 AM adar29 Says:

If you believe the Clinton's have nothing to loose with him testifying you are mistaking. Remember their income source at this point comes from exorbitant speaking fees. No one will touch either one of them with 10 foot pole if the truth comes out. Those event invitations would dry up fast. The assumption that Billy boy himself snook into the cell is ridiculous. They have amassed millions of dollars with their corrupt dealings and government connections. He could have easily paid the guards, cleaning personnel, or another innate to take care of the loose end. Or even all of the above. The same goes for Trump, Britain's Prince Andrew, Ehud Barak and many other important politicians.
This guy was a hedonist. Could he have committed suicide due to the prospect of not getting laid with Lolitas for the test of his life? Possible but not probable as hedonist did not commit suicide generally.

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 Aug 14, 2019 at 07:23 AM Educated Archy Says:

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adar29 Says:

If you believe the Clinton's have nothing to loose with him testifying you are mistaking. Remember their income source at this point comes from exorbitant speaking fees. No one will touch either one of them with 10 foot pole if the truth comes out. Those event invitations would dry up fast. The assumption that Billy boy himself snook into the cell is ridiculous. They have amassed millions of dollars with their corrupt dealings and government connections. He could have easily paid the guards, cleaning personnel, or another innate to take care of the loose end. Or even all of the above. The same goes for Trump, Britain's Prince Andrew, Ehud Barak and many other important politicians.
This guy was a hedonist. Could he have committed suicide due to the prospect of not getting laid with Lolitas for the test of his life? Possible but not probable as hedonist did not commit suicide generally.

I am sure they watched every inch of the video for anyone that came near that cell within a few hours before the murder . And anyone who did you bet will be under lots of scrutiny. I think you guys ideas are just Plain fantasies . This isn't the 19th century nor a movie . It's nearly impossible not to get caught somehow.

And don't forget the man tried it once before . That means any of your so called paid henchmen had to have tried killing him before, got away with it , was unsuccessful and managed to get Epstein not to squel re his attempted murder .

It's just ludicrous

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 Aug 14, 2019 at 08:48 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #12  
Educated Archy Says:

Ok kliena yingle you are only from a derfel. Pipe down with you coco conspiracy theories . They have videos of the jail . This isn't some Kind of movie where everybody is paid off to somehow sneak around videos . You are totally ridiculous. Ten comments of such Shtisim. It's so crazy that it's too tiresome to address . Just use your brains albeit it's limited and stop getting so silly hyper . Plus as you'd say trump is not shrewd enough to pull this off .

Stop sewing shtisim. It was a sucide and you know it . Re Trump nice little dream of yours . Stormy and collusion went no where so now it's Epstein ? Grow up kid

'conspiracy theories? Videos of the jail? Correct. Are you forgetting that a sitting POTUS can not be indicted? He is on record to order people to commit much worse and getting away (for now) thanks to Barr than a few video alteration etc. Maybe he thinks its even a Greart srvice for the country. Like stopping the Mexican invasion.

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 Aug 14, 2019 at 09:10 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #12  
Educated Archy Says:

Ok kliena yingle you are only from a derfel. Pipe down with you coco conspiracy theories . They have videos of the jail . This isn't some Kind of movie where everybody is paid off to somehow sneak around videos . You are totally ridiculous. Ten comments of such Shtisim. It's so crazy that it's too tiresome to address . Just use your brains albeit it's limited and stop getting so silly hyper . Plus as you'd say trump is not shrewd enough to pull this off .

Stop sewing shtisim. It was a sucide and you know it . Re Trump nice little dream of yours . Stormy and collusion went no where so now it's Epstein ? Grow up kid

"Trump is not shrewd..to pull this" 10 posts and not a single one say TRUMP himself did it. He might order to cover it up. Any Trumpist could have done it to save him from embarrassment with the already known pictures of him partying with Epstein and bragging how they together like young girls. Trump did not massacre DID NOT Mexicans last week. One of his followers did to stop the Invasion and he is NOT ALLOWING TO BAN this kind of mass killing weapons. This are his people. If he is smart he will let the truth come out.

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 Aug 14, 2019 at 10:33 AM georgeg Says:

Can't be sure who is being sarcastic here. But Trump is the one person who had long banned Epstein from his property. And anyone who really had a close relationship with Epstein - which excludes Trump but includes the Clintons in spades - had a lot to worry about. Start with lawsuits. New York currently (as of 14 August 2019) has suspended the statue of limitations on these types of crimes. Victims have one year to sue no matter how long ago the crime was committed.

From a criminal aspect, "first degree" of: rape, criminal sexual act, aggravated sexual abuse etc have NO statute of limitation in New York.

So no matter how many weirdos come out of the woodwork to link Trump with someone he has long distanced (and with whom he was never close), the Clinton's are still up to their eyeballs in Epstein's sewer.

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 Aug 14, 2019 at 12:30 PM Educated Archy Says:

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Anonymous Says:

"Trump is not shrewd..to pull this" 10 posts and not a single one say TRUMP himself did it. He might order to cover it up. Any Trumpist could have done it to save him from embarrassment with the already known pictures of him partying with Epstein and bragging how they together like young girls. Trump did not massacre DID NOT Mexicans last week. One of his followers did to stop the Invasion and he is NOT ALLOWING TO BAN this kind of mass killing weapons. This are his people. If he is smart he will let the truth come out.

I don';t even know how to rationally start with your stupidty. I'd say that you yingela should go back to your derfel and buy some psychotic pills. But lets try to think rationally before you hits the caps button and get super hyper.
lets say a trump henchamn did this (who you say is all of a sudden a stable smart genuis even though trump supporters are "uneducated")

1) Lets go back a few weeks ago. remember when Epstein was found unconscious in his cell? How did that happen? Also a trump henchmen? And after Epstien woke up in the hospital why didn't he say hey someone tried to kill me? Are you saying the two weeks ago he really did try to commit sucide but this time no? Or did they somehow bully Epstein two weeks ago to remain silent?

2) So lets say nopw it was a trump henchman. He is only in this jail for a short period of time. Within that time frame we got the right guard and paid him off. Now their are video cameras in the hallway leading to his cell, did it not pick up anyone coming and going from his cell? They seem to say that noone came near him. thats how they know noone checked on him. How do you rpose we outsmarted that?

Lte me hear the full story as you see it.

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 Aug 14, 2019 at 05:23 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #2  
Educated Archy Says:

I hate the clintons as much as you do. but relax buddy. this man tried suicide once before. There are cameras all over the place. How do you propose Bill clinton actually got in there and strangled him without being noticed on any cameras? You think he snuck in thru the steam pipes or sewers like at the movies?

Now to the greater point. This whole investigation and accusation about the prison is alot of stupidity. You can't cntorl everything. He was suppose to be checked on every half hour. What the big deal for him to kill himself in between? What more do you want prisons to do? Don't forget he is a savy man who knew how to outtrick every one for a long time. You don't think he can outsmart a prison system?

besides whats the big deal? let the creep die in peace if thats they way he wnats to go.

U really think Clinton would have had to get in there himselfto kill Epstein? Seriously! Did u ever hear of hiring pro hit men like they did with Vince foster to make it look like suicide? Why did Bill lie about how many times he flew on Epstein’s plane if he’s innocent?

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 Aug 14, 2019 at 05:25 PM TDS hashomer is ill Says:

Reply to #6  
Anonymous Says:

Relax buddy, Not enough to tell the Meshugeneh that Clintons are not in power and had no reason at all to do this, they are not running in 2020. The only person who has the interest and the power to do this. He is the President who controlls the Govt. FBI and the Jails. He is at the Head. The guards worked for him. He has many tapes with Epstein all over on every News.

Idiot frabissine TDS SUFFERING fool, Trump barred him from Lar-a-Lago 10 years ago! On the other hand, Billy flew on his buddy’s private jet 27 times and lied and said it was only 4... now why lie????

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 Aug 14, 2019 at 05:26 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #7  
Anonymous Says:

I concur with your assumptions. The Clintons had nothing to lose if Epstein testified, but Donald Trump who partied with Epstein and seems to have a fondness for younger women does. Although the Evangelicals overlooked the Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal affairs, they may react differently to a video of Trump with a young teen. Even if Trump is behind the hit, rest assured that AG Barr who acts as Trump's personal attorney will never release the findings of his so called investigation. Trump had the reason and the ability to carry out this hit.

Yeah, talk about conspiracy theories...just like “Hilary will 99.9% win 2016!” How’d that one work out for you???? LOL! Trump 2020. Get ready for more pain!

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 Aug 14, 2019 at 05:27 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #10  
Anonymous Says:

Agreeed. Clinton did not snuck in thru the steam pipes. Trump? 2002 published interview with Trump " Epstein is a lot of fun to be with, he likes women as I do and many of them on the younger side." I agree with # 7. This is a little different than Stormy. Epstein was under the Federal Govt, FBI, Dept of Justice (Republican) protection. Trump was his budy. They were neighbors in NYC and West palm Beach . Partied together all the time. No one believes this was a suicide.

So why’d he throw him out of Mar A Lago? Because they were such close friends? Man, thanks for proving again how low IQ libtards are.

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 Aug 14, 2019 at 05:28 PM Liberals are so stupid Says:

Reply to #17  
georgeg Says:

Can't be sure who is being sarcastic here. But Trump is the one person who had long banned Epstein from his property. And anyone who really had a close relationship with Epstein - which excludes Trump but includes the Clintons in spades - had a lot to worry about. Start with lawsuits. New York currently (as of 14 August 2019) has suspended the statue of limitations on these types of crimes. Victims have one year to sue no matter how long ago the crime was committed.

From a criminal aspect, "first degree" of: rape, criminal sexual act, aggravated sexual abuse etc have NO statute of limitation in New York.

So no matter how many weirdos come out of the woodwork to link Trump with someone he has long distanced (and with whom he was never close), the Clinton's are still up to their eyeballs in Epstein's sewer.

Don’t bOther low intelligence liberals with the facts, they’re either too stupid or too dumb (most likely both) to see and tell the truth,

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