William Barr Must Recuse From Jeffrey Epstein Death Investigation — But Won’t, Former U.S. Attorney Says
New revelations continue to emerge about how multimillionaire convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, who was at the center of a major federal investigation of his alleged international sex trafficking operation was allowed to die — allegedly by suicide — in his prison cell, taking his secrets to his grave. Late on Tuesday, The New York Times reported that two guards assigned to keep watch over Epstein on the night that he died fell asleep and falsified records to create the impression that they had checked in on him at regular intervals.
In announcing a federal investigation into the circumstances of Epstein’s death, United States Attorney General William Barr said that he is “appalled” and “angry” that Epstein was allowed to allegedly kill himself. Barr also condemned unspecified “serious irregularities” at New York City’s federally-run Metropolitan Correctional Center that allowed the shadowy but politically connected sex criminal to die there, according to an NBC News report.