Richard Epstein was the most famous and dangerous prisoner in the country – and prison officials had reason to believe his life was in danger.
But in a shocking bombshell admission, officials have confirmed that Epstein was not on “suicide watch,” a designation that might have prevented his death.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein was not on suicide watch at the time of his death, according to multiple reports Saturday, raising questions about his time in federal custody while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.
Several people familiar with the investigation told NBC News that Epstein was not under supervision when he killed himself in his cell in a Manhattan federal prison.
His body was found early Saturday morning and he was taken to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead, officials said.
Commentators on the right and the left, including President Trump, have raised questions about Epstein’s death. It’s hard to believe that Epstein, who ran in influential circles and could have possibly implicated a number of powerful figures, wasn’t closely watched.
Epstein was found with neck injuries in a separate incident weeks previously.
Meanwhile, the Department of Justice under Attorney General Bill Barr has launched an investigation in the matter. The American people deserve to know the truth, and with Barr on the case, they have a good chance of learning it sooner rather than later.
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