The controversial suicide of Jeffrey Epstein prompted conspiracy theories about his death. President Donald Trump just retweeted messages claiming a top Democratic politician was involved with the case, while Attorney General William Barr has instructed to open a special inquiry.
President Trump first retweeted a message from BNL NEWS that said, “Documents were unsealed yesterday revealing that top Democrats, including Bill Clinton, took private trips to Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘pedophilia island.’”
BREAKING: Documents were unsealed yesterday revealing that top Democrats, including Bill Clinton, took private trips to Jeffrey Epstein’s “pedophilia island”
— BNL NEWS (@BreakingNLive) August 10, 2019
The president then retweeted a message by conservative comedian Terrence K. Williams that also implied the Clintons were behind Epstein’s death.
Died of SUICIDE on 24/7 SUICIDE WATCH ? Yeah right! How does that happen#JefferyEpstein had information on Bill Clinton & now he’s dead
I see #TrumpBodyCount trending but we know who did this!
— Terrence K. Williams (@w_terrence) August 10, 2019
Conspiracy theories about the suicide spread after Epstein was reported to have died of an apparent suicide. A big question emerged is how he could kill himself in a solitary cell at Metropolitan Correctional Center with little to use for hanging.
A lot of commentators on social media expressed their doubts this is a real suicide, citing Epstein has connections with powerful politicians who could seek to silence him to avoid being involved in his federal sex trafficking charges.
In a statement released Saturday from Department of Justice, Attorney General William Barr said he is “appalled to learn that Jeffrey Epstein was found dead” from an apparent suicide while in federal custody.
“Mr. Epstein’s death raises serious questions that must be answered,” Barr said, adding he has consulted with the Inspector General about opening an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the suicide.
The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) also announced Saturday it is investigating Epstein’s death.
According to MassLive, Epstein was taken into custody on July 6 on accusations of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls in New York and Florida that date to the early 2000s. He was held pending trial and may face up to 45 years on child sex trafficking charges to which he had pleaded not guilty.