Attorney General William Barr stunned the nation by dismissing the conspiracy theories surrounding pedophile billionaire Jeffery Epstein’s stunning suicide in August.
Speculation swirled for months that there were more sinister forces at work behind Epstein’s untimely demise. Bill Barr pledged that the FBI would get to the bottom of the issue, due to the fact that several suspicious lapses in the surveillance were discovered after the fact.
Barr told the Associated Press on Friday that “I can understand people who immediately, whose minds went to sort of the worst-case scenario” but he has since been convinced that the death can be attributed to a “perfect storm of screw-ups.”
“I think it was important to have a roommate in there with him and we’re looking into why that wasn’t done, and I think every indication is that was a screw-up,” He continued. “The systems to assure that was done were not followed.”
This week, the Manhattan federal court filed an indictment alleging that the two guards on duty at the time “repeatedly failed to complete mandated counts of prisoners under their watch in the MCC’s Special Housing Unit,” and both guards were arraigned on charges of conspiracy and making false records.
Barr indicated that the Justice Department is still pursuing answers. He said, “They are definitely pushing things along …. I’ll just say there is good progress being made, and I’m hopeful in a relatively short time there will be tangible results.”
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