Jeffrey Epstein was found unresponsive in a New York City jail cell, and he was pronounced dead at a hospital.
She also said "it's not for me to go further than where the DOJ and Federal Bureau of Investigation are right now", though that's what Trump appeared to be doing in his retweet. A private pathologist observed the autopsy examination at the request of Epstein's representatives, which is routine, Sampson said.
"Mr. Epstein's death raises serious questions that must be answered", U.S. Attorney General William Barr said in a statement on Saturday. He initially had a cellmate, but that person was removed for reasons unknown, the source said.
Our sources all agree on one thing. the fatal flaw ways taking someone off suicide watch days after they believe he may have attempted to take his own life.
If guards falsified documents saying they made rounds when they didn't, there's a chance for criminal prosecution, the source said. The two guards on duty during Epstein's death were reportedly both working overtime.
"Instead, President Trump, using his massive Twitter platform, 63 million followers, to spread a deranged conspiracy theory tying the death of pedophile Jeffrey Epstein in prison to the President's former political rivals, the Clintons", he continued.
No foul play is suspected in Epstein's death, a federal official told CNN.
A law enforcement source also told the Times he was alone in his cell early Saturday after his cellmate was transferred.
The suicide of alleged sex offender Jeffrey Epstein continues to mystify the nation, and how the 66-year-old was able to kill himself while incarcerated at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in NY is now under FBI investigation, and U.S. Attorney General William Barr has opened up an official probe into the case.
An attorney for Epstein, Marc Fernich, said in a statement that jailers at the Metropolitan Correctional Center failed to protect Epstein and to prevent the "calamity" of his death.
"Every single person in the Justice Department - from your Main Justice headquarters staff all the way to the night-shift jailer - knew that this man was a suicide risk, and that his dark secrets couldn't be allowed to die with him", Sasse wrote.
The Justice Department's inspector general is opening an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of multimillionaire financier and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, Attorney General William Barr announced on Saturday.
Epstein, 66, had been denied bail and was facing up to 45 years in prison on federal sex trafficking and conspiracy charges. He had pleaded not guilty and was awaiting trial next year. He is also alleged to have worked with several employees and associates to ensure that he had a steady supply of girls, and paid several of the victims to recruit other underage girls to engage in similar acts for money. The plea deal, which required him to register as a sex offender, also served as a non-prosecution agreement, essentially shutting down an Federal Bureau of Investigation probe which was trying to determine if there were additional victims or other co-defendants.
His lawyers maintained that the new charges in NY were covered by the 2008 plea deal and that Epstein hadn't had any illicit contact with underage girls since serving his 13-month sentence in Florida. The reporting and new attention led to the resignation of Trump administration Labor Secretary Alex Acosta, who negotiated the plea agreement when he was the United States attorney in Miami.
"I was pretty stunned".
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