Attorney General Bill Barr said he had suspicions about Jeffrey Epstein’s death but came to conclude that his suicide was the result of “a perfect storm of screw-upa,” he told the Associated Press.
“I can understand people who immediately, whose minds went to sort of the worst-case scenario because it was a perfect storm of screw-ups,” Barr told the AP.
Barr said that the evidence shows that Epstein killed himself and added that the reviewed security footage that confirmed that no one entered the area of Epstein’s cell.
“I think it was important to have a roommate in there with him and we’re looking into why that wasn’t done, and I think every indication is that was a screw-up,” Barr said. “The systems to assure that was done were not followed.”
Barr said that investigators continue to review the death.
“They are definitely pushing things along,” Barr said. “I’ll just say there is good progress being made, and I’m hopeful in a relatively short time there will be tangible results.”
2 guards arrested in Epstein’s death:
Two prison guards were charged with falsifying records to say they checked on Epstein and other inmates on the night of his death even though they had not.
Epstein died just days after he was taken off suicide watch after a previous reported suicide attempt.
The death came as he faced charges of sexually trafficking dozens of underage girls.
“Epstein’s death ended the possibility of a trial that would have involved prominent figures and sparked widespread anger that he wouldn’t have to answer for the allegations,” The AP noted.
Epstein brother denies suicide:
Epstein’s brother Mark told The Miami Herald that he refuses to believe his brother killed himself.
“I could see if he got a life sentence, I could then see him taking himself out, but he had a bail hearing coming up,” he told the outlet.
“Jeffrey knew a lot of stuff about a lot of people,” he added. “It’s all very suspicious, too much to be a coincidence.’’