Here's The List Of People That Epstein's Lawyer Is Blaming For His Sudden Death
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On Saturday morning, accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his prison cell. According to authorities, Epstein killed himself.
Epstein's attorney Marc Fernich is now speaking out on his death, accusing the “hysterical” press, “overzealous” lawyers and “pandering politicians" for the death of his client.
“I speak as an outraged citizen and defense lawyer, not as a representative of Jeffrey Epstein’s defense team,” Fernich stated. “There seems plenty of blame to go around for this unthinkable tragedy.”
Epstein was arrested on July 6th for sex trafficking minors. He was serving time in jail while awaiting trial after he was denied bail because he was a flight risk.
On July 25th, Epstein was found semi-conscious in his prison cell and it was reported that he tried killing himself. After the incident, Epstein was put on suicide watch however it is unknown if he was still on suicide watch at the time of his death.
Fernich went on to blame prosecutors “bent on locking up a presumptively innocent man posing no real danger or flight risk,” along with “jailers who appear to have recklessly put Mr. Epstein in harm’s way.”
He continued by blaming the “breathless reporters” who were “clamoring to recharge Mr. Epstein with dated crimes.”
He also called for an investigation. In a statement, Attorney General Bill Barr said he was "appalled" when he heard about Epstein's death considering the pedophile was on suicide watch for a suicide attempt which took place in July.
"Mr. Epstein's death raises serious questions that must be answered," Barr said. "In addition to the FBI's investigation, I have consulted with the Inspector General who is opening an investigation into the circumstances of Mr. Epstein's death."
Epstein's "suicide" fuels many conspiracy theories considering documents were released on Friday where one of Epstein's victims named several prominent figures who were involved with Epstein's sex ring. These names included Senator George Mitchell and Bill Richardson. Richardson was the former New Mexico Governor and also a member of Bill Clinton's cabinet.
According to a report released by the Daily Mail, after Epstein was found in the fetal position in his jail cell in late July, the billionaire allegedly told prison guards and fellow inmates that someone may have tried to kill him.
A source close to the matter told the Daily Mail that the accused sex trafficker was in good spirits.
"There was no indication that he might try to take his own life," the source said.
"From what I saw, he was finally starting to adjust to prison. I think he was comforted by the rigidity of his new life." he added.
On July 25th, Epstein allegedly tried to kill himself in his jail cell. The pedophile was then rushed to the hospital after he was found partially unconscious.
After the incident, Epstein was put on suicide watch. According to authorities, after just two weeks of the initial incident, Epstein was taken off suicide watch which is when the second "suicide" attempt took place.
The fact that he was taken off suicide watch raises some red flags. Check out what The Daily Mail reported:
According to a prison officer, Epstein was being kept in a special unit with additional security, but he was not being actively surveyed by officials at the facility.
The decision to remove Epstein, who was possibly the most high-profile inmate in the federal jail system, from suicide watch has both baffled and outraged former wardens and veterans of the federal prison system alike.
'For them to pull him off suicide watch is shocking,' Cameron Lindsay, a former warden, told NBC News.
'For someone this high-profile, with these allegations and this many victims, who has had a suicide attempt in the last few weeks, you can take absolutely no chances. You leave him on suicide watch until he's out of there.'
Meanwhile, a number of other high-profile Washington figures have demanded more information as to what happened to Epstein.
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