AG Bill Barr, who is launching an investigation into the fishy circumstances surrounding Epstein’s death that is being called a “suicide” (which no one believes), has a message for any co-conspirators with Epstein.
“This sex trafficking case was very important to the Department of Justice and to me personally,” Barr declared,
“Let me assure you that this case will continue on against anyone who was complicit with Epstein. Any co-conspirators should not rest easy.”
Bill Barr also addressed what he is calling “serious irregularities” such as the fact that no video footage of Epstein’s suicide exists, and that several violations of procedure were made by prison officials the night Epstein died. Barr said this was, “deeply concerning” so he is demanding, “a thorough investigation.”
Watch Barr’s powerful determination to get to the bottom of things here:
The Daily Caller has more details:
Attorney General William Barr said Monday that he was “appalled” by Jeffrey Epstein’s apparent suicide over the weekend, but urged that the millionaire pedophile’s co-conspirators “should not rest easy.”
“This sex trafficking case was very important to the Department of Justice and to me personally,” Barr said during a speech before the National Fraternal Order of Police in New Orleans.
Barr ordered an FBI investigation of the circumstances of Epstein’s death. He also directed the Justice Department inspector general’s investigation to investigate MCC’s handling of Epstein.
“I was appalled, and indeed the whole department was, and frankly angry, to learn of the MCC’s failure to adequately secure this prisoner,” Barr said.
“We are now learning of serious irregularities at this facility that are deeply concerning and demand a thorough investigation.”
Government Executive also said:
President Trump’s top prosecutor is promising to hold federal employees accountable for the apparent suicide of Jeffrey Esptein, who died over the weekend while held in federal custody in New York City.
Attorney General William Barr criticized the Bureau of Prisons for allowing the high-profile inmate, who was facing charges of sexual abuse of underage girls, to commit suicide, though he did not name the component of his Justice Department directly. Barr said the FBI and Justice’s inspector general will both investigate Epstein’s death.
“I was appalled, indeed entire department was, and frankly angry, at the [Metropolitan Correctional Center]’s inability to secure this prisoner,” Barr said at a Fraternal Order of Police conference in Louisiana on Monday. “We are now learning of serious irregularities that are deeply concerning and demand a thorough investigation. The FBI and OIG are doing just that.”
He added his department is “getting to the bottom of what happened and there will be accountability.”
Eric Young, meanwhile, the president of the American Federation of Government Employees council that represents Bureau of Prisons employees, said he was “hurt” by Barr’s comments.
“I believe all our staff are entitled to due process,” Young said, noting he understands the disappointment in the outcome but suggested bureau employees “don’t deserve to be villainized before the investigation comes out.”
The Bureau of Prisons has come under intense scrutiny following Epstein’s death. His testimony was highly anticipated due to the high-profile company the alleged sex trafficker kept. Epstein was placed on suicide watch after previously attempting to take his own life, but The New York Times reported he was taken off 24-hour monitoring and was being housed alone.