This is what happens when you know too much … about too many powerful people.
You get ‘suicided.’ Or, depending on your comfort level with the various conspiracy theories surrounding former U.S. president Bill Clinton and his wife, Hillary Clinton, you get ‘Clintoned.’
Two weeks after an attempted suicide attempt, pedophile predator Jeffrey Epstein was successful in his efforts this weekend … killing himself inside his New York City prison cell, according to federal correctional officials.
Astoundingly, he was not on suicide watch at the time of his death.
Epstein was 66 years old.
Is anyone really surprised? At any of this?
The multi-millionaire financier – whose arrest by federal authorities last month sparked palpable fear among America’s elite – now takes his secrets to the grave after hanging himself (allegedly) inside his jail cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in Manhattan.
How did this happen?
Epstein was placed on suicide watch following a July 23 incident in which he was discovered inside his prison cell with injuries to his neck, but was inexplicably taken off of this watch on July 29.
The predictable result came to pass when Epstein was discovered non-responsive in his cell at 6:30 a.m. EDT on Saturday morning, federal prison officials said. He was pronounced dead after being transferred to a local hospital.
Epstein was facing child sex abuse and sex trafficking charges related to a network of underage girls he allegedly exploited (and offered to his wealthy, powerful friends for exploitation). Some of the girls were as young as fourteen. Epstein transported many of these underage girls – along with wealthy businessmen and powerful politicians – aboard his so-called “Lolita Express,” a private plane that made frequent trips to his tropical island in the Caribbean.
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Dubbed “Orgy Island,” Epstein’s residence was the focus of considerable media attention during the waning weeks of the 2016 presidential campaign as Bill Clinton’s alleged travels on the “Lolita Express” helped sidetrack his wife’s presidential campaign.
News of Epstein’s suicide sparked outrage on social media – and harsh words from the United States’ top prosecutor.
“I was appalled to learn that Jeffrey Epstein was found dead early this morning from an apparent suicide while in federal custody,” U.S. attorney general William Barr said in a statement. “Mr. Epstein’s death raises serious questions that must be answered. In addition to the FBI’s investigation, I have consulted with the inspector general who is opening an investigation into the circumstances of Mr. Epstein’s death.”
Good … but does anyone seriously think this inquiry is going to go anywhere?
Look … we have tried to take the tin foil out of our hats. We have tried not to assume the worst about our government and the wealthy interests pulling its strings.
Then things like this happen …
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(Via: Federal Bureau of Prisons)
What becomes of the Epstein investigation now? That’s the (multi) million-dollar question …
According to federal prosecutors, Epstein “sexually exploited and abused dozens of minor girls” in New York and Florida between 2002 and 2005, maintaining a “network of minor victims.”
“Epstein intentionally sought out minors and knew that many of his victims were in fact under the age of eighteen,” prosecutors alleged.
Epstein faced similar charges in Florida in 2008. Rather than being held accountable for his conduct, though, he was instead offered the “deal of a lifetime” by former U.S. secretary of labor Alexander Acosta – who was then serving as the U.S. attorney for South Florida.
With Acosta’s approval, Epstein was permitted to plead guilty to a single Florida state solicitation charge. He was subsequently “incarcerated” for thirteen months in a private wing of the Palm Beach County stockade – where he was allowed to hire his own security detail and leave the jail to work in his office for up to twelve hours a day, six days a week.
Why did Acosta let Epstein off so easily? During vetting for his cabinet post in the administration of U.S. president Donald Trump, Acosta reportedly claimed he was told to “back off” of Epstein – who allegedly “(belonged) to intelligence.”
Acosta never confirmed these reports, however the scandal over Epstein’s “deal of a lifetime” cost him his job in the Trump administration last month.
Epstein’s death prompted numerous media outlets to weigh in on the federal investigation into his sex ring – urging the government to continue its inquires into the matter.
“The weight of the evidence shows Epstein ran a vast trafficking ring and sexually abused countless girls,” an editorial in The New York Daily News noted. “What is yet to be established is who else participated and who may have helped shield him from serious criminal consequences for so long.”
“His money, his power and his connections can shield him no longer,” the editorial concluded, imploring federal prosecutors to continue investigating the case and to “(f)ind the truth, all of it.”
We concur …
“Hopefully anyone mixed up in the sexual abuse of underage girls will be held accountable for those crimes – no matter how rich, powerful or famous they may be,” we wrote last month.
And while the nature of Epstein’s demise appears to be consistent with our views on what should happen to child rapists, the timing certainly could have waited until after he has spilled the beans on his sordid cast of co-conspirators.
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