Following the death of convicted sex offender and accused sex-trafficker Jeffrey’s Epstein, Attorney General William Bar warned the billionaire’s death “raises serious questions that must be answered.”
“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 question that must be answered,” Barr said in a statement Saturday.
While no foul play is suspected in Epstein’s death, Barr said he is determined to get to the bottom of what happened.
“In addition to the FBI’s investigation, I have consulted
with the Inspector General who is opening an investigation into the
circumstances surrounding the billionaire’s death,” Barr added.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, Epstein was found
dead in his jail cell around 6:30 a.m. Saturday “from apparent suicide,” a day
after a trove of unsealed documents in a civil case between the billionaire and
his long-time associate, Ghislaine Maxwell, implicated a number of powerful
people in Epstein’s alleged sex trafficking ring.
Prince Andrew, the late MIT professor Marvin
Minsky, former Maine Sen. George Mitchell, ex-New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson
and money manager Glenn Dubin, and lawyer Alan Dershowitz are accused in the
unsealed documents of having affairs with Epstein’s sex slaves.
After discovering Epstein’s unresponsive body, the BOP said
its staff immediately began attempting life-saving measures and rushed
Epstein to New York Downtown Hospital around 7:30 a.m., where he was
The BOP said the Federal Bureau of Investigations will also examine
the suspicious circumstances surrounding the pedophile’s death.
Epstein was apprehended in jail since early July, when he pleaded
not guilty to charges by New York federal prosecutors after an indictment
accused him of sex trafficking dozens of underage girls, some young as 14 year
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.
President Donald Trump retweeted the widespread rumor on
Saturday, suggesting 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 proclaimed in the video. “And they usually die from suicide.