This is What Jeffrey Epstein Reportedly Used to Kill Himself


Jeffrey Epstein is wheeled into New York Downtown Hospital. William Farrington

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, a New York Democrat, and Georgia Rep. Doug Collins, the panel's top Republican, sent the Bureau of Prisons' acting director, Hugh Hurwitz, a letter on Monday with almost two dozen questions about Epstein's confinement, his monitoring before his death and his removal from suicide watch.

"Who was watching? What does camera show?. Follow the motives", Giuliani tweeted Saturday afternoon after news broke that the multimillionaire businessman's body had been found in his jail cell in the morning.

Hours after the Federal Bureau of Prisons announced that Epstein was found unresponsive in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) and then pronounced dead in hospital, #EpsteinMurder was trending worldwide on Twitter, and the USA president joined Twitter speculation around Epstein's death while under the federal government's watch.

Last month, Epstein had been found semiconscious in a fetal position in his cell with marks on his neck.

Other politicians also took to social media to question the circumstances.

Even before Epstein's death, public defenders had called the MCC conditions inhumane.

On the morning of Epstein's apparent suicide, guards on his unit were working overtime shifts to make up for staffing shortages, the first person familiar with the matter said.

Epstein was arrested on July 6 in New Jersey after his private jet landed on a flight from Paris.

Barr announced on Saturday that he had asked the Justice Department's inspector general to investigate Epstein's death.

Barr said Monday investigators were learning of "serious irregularities" at the Metropolitan Correctional Center.

Joining those demanding accountability is Sen.

The US Attorney General further said that the case will continue on against anyone who was complicit with Epstein in the alleged sex trafficking crimes.

"One hopes it is complete, conclusive, and secured", he tweeted, referencing video he said should exist.

What happens to the case against him?

The federal investigation into the allegations remains ongoing, U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman said.

Federal Bureau of Investigation agents just raided Epstein's island on the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Epstein should have been checked on by guards in his cell every 30 minutes, but that didn't happen the night before his apparent suicide, a law enforcement official told the Times. He was denied bail weeks after and would face up to 45 years in prison if convicted.

Ms Araoz alleged that Mr Epstein raped her in his NY mansion in the early 2000s when she was 15. They called on federal authorities to investigate associates of Epstein for any role in his activities.

In a court filing Monday, Epstein's accusers said that an agreement he negotiated with federal prosecutors in Florida over a decade ago to grant immunity to his possible accomplices should be thrown out now that he is dead. "Simple as that", she said. Araoz alleged that Epstein raped her in his NY mansion in the early 2000s when she was 15.

Brad Edwards, a Florida lawyer for almost two dozen other accusers, said that "this is not the ending anyone was looking for".

The filing came in a long-running lawsuit by alleged victims who said prosecutors violated their rights by failing to consult them about Epstein's plea agreement, which was made on condition that Epstein cooperate with the Florida state prosecutors.

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