Jeffrey Epstein Found Dead In NYC Jail Cell…
Convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein died overnight in an apparent suicide, law enforcement sources told the Post Saturday. A gurney carrying a man who looked like Epstein was wheeled into New York Downtown Hospital around 7:30 a.m.
A call for a reported cardiac arrest came in at 6:38 a.m., Fire Department sources said.
Two weeks ago, Epstein, 66, was placed on suicide watch after he was found nearly unconscious in his cell with injuries to his neck.
Thousands of documents unsealed Friday in connection with a defamation case against the perv’s alleged recruiter revealed dozens of high-profile names that a self-identified victim, Virginia Giuffre, said she was forced to perform sex acts with, from former Maine Sen. George Mitchell and ex-New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, money manager Glenn Dubin and MIT professor Marvin Minksy.
Paramedics tried to revive Epstein as they wheeled him into the hospital, exclusive photos by the Post show.
Sources said Epstein hanged himself in his cell in the Manhattan Correctional Center.
Needless to say, today’s news is highly suspicious.
As the Wall Street Journal’s Ted Mann notes, “Even the time of day in this story is shocking. The first check-in on a prisoner who had already attempted suicide once was not until 7:30 a.m.?”
Guess the guards just happened to be looking away from the cctv for an hour or so pic.twitter.com/KjTyMvMTVV
— Will Chamberlain (@willchamberlain) August 10, 2019
Jeffrey Epstein’s victims deserved to see him found guilty in a court of law & deserved for his case to be used as leverage to get justice against other powerful abusers who worked with him to sexually assault minors.
His case should’ve required supervision 24/7. Prison failed.
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) August 10, 2019
While prosecutors claimed that Epstein owns two private jets, the registered sex offender’s attorneys said in a court filing earlier this month that he owns one private jet, and “sold the other jet in June 2019.” Considering that he was arrested after returning from Paris in his Gulfstream G550, per Bloomberg, it suggests that Epstein sold his infamous and evidence-rich Boeing 272-200 known as the “Lolita Express” weeks before his arrest.
According to flight logs, former President Bill Clinton flew on the “Lolita Express” a total of 27 times. “Many of those times Clinton had his Secret Service with him and many times he did not,” according to investigative journalist Conchita Sarnoff – who first revealed the former president’s extensive flights on Epstein’s “lolita express” in a 2010 Daily Beast exposé.
So if Epstein's stuff implicates anyone else, they are well and truly fucked. https://t.co/7OIqY36YeP
— neontaster (@neontaster) August 10, 2019
William Barr announces FBI, and DOJ Inspector General will investigate…
NEW: AG Barr says he has consulted with the Inspector General "who is opening an investigation into the circumstances of Mr. Epstein’s death." pic.twitter.com/4lnvZStjvR
— NBC News (@NBCNews) August 10, 2019
Epstein was NOT on suicide watch…
— NBC News (@NBCNews) August 10, 2019
FBI opens probe…
Court unseals 2,000 documents related to Epstein case — Dana Perino yesterday
What Happened Inside Jeffrey Epstein’s Jet
Excellent Song — Bill and Jeff’s Island
It’s still possible that Epstein really did commit suicide today. After all, he’d attempted it once before, and it appeared that the power of his money and connections had finally failed him. This time around, there would be no sweetheart deal that allowed him six-days-a-week “work release” from a local jail and the ability to keep his vast fortune. Any deal prosecutors might cut would involve several years of hard time, perhaps for the rest of his life.
On the other hand, that despair seems a little premature. Epstein had a valid argument that this new prosecution amounted to double jeopardy, an argument that his attorneys hadn’t begun in court yet. He had the funds to hire a fleet of the country’s best attorneys to extricate him from his troubles and options still left on the table.
And among those options would be to start naming names of the men who accompanied Epstein on his sexual exploitation of underaged girls. Prosecutors might have been interested enough in that information to trade for a little window of freedom at the end of his eventual incarceration. That’s why Epstein’s suicide seems suspicious at this point — because of the damaging card Epstein still had left to play.