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US NewsEpstein suicide sparks fresh round of conspiracy theories

08:40  12 august  2019
08:40  12 august  2019 Source:   msn.com

Officials And Activists Call For Answers After Jeffrey Epstein's Death In Prison

Officials And Activists Call For Answers After Jeffrey Epstein's Death In Prison Elected officials and prison policy experts are demanding answers to questions surrounding the death of Jeffrey Epstein, who died from an apparent suicide at the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in Manhattan. The multimillionaire financier was found unresponsive in his cell in the Special Housing Unit at the MCC on Saturday morning. The 66-year-old was awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges of underage girls in New York. He had pleaded not guilty. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted an article that reported on his death, writing: “We need answers. Lots of them.

Jeffrey Epstein ’s apparent suicide Saturday morning in a federal jail launched new conspiracy theories online in a saga that has provided fodder for them for years, fueled by Epstein ’s ties to princes, politicians and other famous and powerful people. Online theorists Saturday quickly offered

Jeffrey Epstein ’s apparent suicide in a federal jail launched new conspiracy theories online in a saga that has provided fodder for them for years, fueled by Epstein ’s ties to princes, politicians and other famous and powerful people. Online theorists Saturday quickly offered unsubstantiated speculation

Epstein suicide sparks fresh round of conspiracy theories © Provided by The Associated Press FILE - This March 28, 2017, file photo, provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry shows Jeffrey Epstein. Epstein has died by suicide while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges, says person briefed on the matter, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. (New York State Sex Offender Registry via AP, File) Jeffrey Epstein's apparent suicide Saturday morning in a federal jail launched new conspiracy theories online in a saga that has provided fodder for them for years, fueled by Epstein's ties to princes, politicians and other famous and powerful people.

Online theorists Saturday quickly offered unsubstantiated speculation — including some retweeted by President Donald Trump — that Epstein's death wasn't a suicide, or it was faked.

Trump retweets post promoting conspiracy theory about Jeffrey Epstein's death

Trump retweets post promoting conspiracy theory about Jeffrey Epstein's death President Trump on Saturday retweeted a post promoting a conspiracy theory about Jeffrey Epstein's death. 

Online theorists Saturday quickly offered unsubstantiated speculation that Epstein 's death wasn't a suicide , or it was faked. (AP) – Jeffrey Epstein 's apparent suicide Saturday morning in a federal jail launched new conspiracy theories online in a saga that has provided fodder for them for years

NEW YORK — Jeffrey Epstein ’s apparent suicide Saturday morning in a federal jail launched new conspiracy theories online in a saga that has provided fodder for them for years, fueled by Epstein ’s ties to princes, politicians and other famous and powerful people.

That chatter picked up on the conjecture that resurged after Epstein's July 6 arrest on allegations that he orchestrated a sex-trafficking ring designed to bring him teenage girls. Some of his accusers have described being sexually abused by the wealthy financier's friends and acquaintances.

Video: Jeffrey Epstein dead: What happens next in criminal investigation? (NBC News)

The combination created fertile ground for theories and misinformation to breed on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Epstein, 66, had been denied bail and faced up to 45 years behind bars on federal sex trafficking and conspiracy charges unsealed last month. He had pleaded not guilty and was awaiting trial next year.

Serious questions surround monitoring of Epstein in prison

Serious questions surround monitoring of Epstein in prison For one of the most high-profile inmates in America to find a way to kill himself in his jail cell is shocking enough. When that inmate had apparently just been removed from "suicide watch" after attempting to take his own life weeks before, it is almost beyond belief. The US Attorney General is not the only American "appalled" by the death of Jeffrey Epstein after an "apparent suicide" in the Metropolitan Correctional Centre in Manhattan. © Imagebridge Jeffrey Epstein was pronounced dead at a New York hospital Mr Barr says Epstein's death "raises serious questions that must be answered".

Jeffrey Epstein 's apparent suicide Saturday morning in a federal jail launched new conspiracies online in a saga that has provided fodder for them for. Epstein , 66, had been denied bail and faced up to 45 years behind bars on federal sex trafficking and conspiracy charges unsealed last month.

Jeffrey Epstein ’s apparent suicide Saturday morning in a federal jail launched new conspiracy theories online in a saga that has provided fodder for them for years, fueled by Epstein ’s ties to princes, politicians and other famous and powerful people.

His relationships with President Donald Trump, former President Bill Clinton and Britain's Prince Andrew were at the center of those online rumors and theories, many of which question what politicians knew about Epstein's alleged sex crimes.

Others theories, however, have been easily debunked.

Epstein suicide sparks fresh round of conspiracy theories © Thomson Reuters A medical examiner vehicle is seen Metropolitan Correctional Center jail where financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was found dead in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., August 10, 2019. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

For example, days after his arrest online memes and Facebook statuses wrongly claimed the Obama administration, in order to protect former President Clinton, forged a once-secret deal in 2008 in Florida that allowed him to plead guilty to soliciting a minor for prostitution to avoid more serious charges. The deal was actually executed before President Barack Obama took office , under former President George W. Bush.

Royals rally round Prince Andrew as he is joined at church by The Queen, Charles and Beatrice a day after his past came back to haunt him with suicide of billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein

Royals rally round Prince Andrew as he is joined at church by The Queen, Charles and Beatrice a day after his past came back to haunt him with suicide of billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein Prince Andrew joined the Queen and his daughter Beatrice today at church in Balmoral, after his former friend Jeffrey Epstein was found hanged in his jail cell.

Jeffrey Epstein 's apparent suicide Saturday morning in a federal jail launched new conspiracy theories online in a saga that has provided fodder for them for years, fueled by Epstein 's ties to princes, politicians and other famous and powerful people.

Jeffrey Epstein 's apparent suicide yesterday morning in a federal jail launched new conspiracy theories online in a saga that has provided fodder for them for years, fuelled by Epstein 's ties to princes, politicians and other famous and powerful people. Online theorists yesterday quickly offered

Meanwhile, a manipulated photo , shared by thousands on Twitter and Facebook, falsely claimed to show Epstein with Trump and a young Ivanka Trump, the president's daughter.

Both Clinton and Trump have denied being privy to Epstein's alleged scheme.

Clinton spokesman Angel Ureña said the former president "knows nothing about the terrible crimes Jeffrey Epstein pleaded guilty to in Florida some years ago, or those with which he has been recently charged in New York." He said that, in 2002 and 2003, Clinton took four trips on Epstein's plane with multiple stops and that staff and his Secret Service detail traveled on every leg.

Trump has acknowledged knowing Epstein but said he "had a falling out with him a long time ago."

Other Epstein theories floating online have been darker, especially after Epstein was found injured on the floor of his cell last month with bruises on his neck. Some online commentators described it as a "murder attempt."

"Men in high places want Epstein dead," one Twitter use wrote.

Epstein suicide sparks fresh round of conspiracy theories © Thomson Reuters Medical Examiners walk outside Metropolitan Correctional Center jail where financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was found dead in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., August 10, 2019. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

Hours after Epstein's death Saturday, as the hashtag #EpsteinMurder was trending worldwide on Twitter, the president joined Twitter speculation around Epstein's death while under the federal government's watch.

NYC medical examiner completes autopsy on Jeffrey Epstein’s body, says cause of death still pending

NYC medical examiner completes autopsy on Jeffrey Epstein’s body, says cause of death still pending New York City’s chief medical examiner performed an autopsy on the body of Jeffrey Epstein Sunday, but said that the cause of death was “pending further information at this time.” 

Jeffrey Epstein 's apparent suicide Saturday morning in a federal jail launched new conspiracy theories online in a saga that has provided fodder for them for years, fueled by Epstein 's ties to princes, politicians and other famous and powerful people.

New York: Jeffrey Epstein ’s apparent suicide Saturday morning in a federal jail launched new conspiracy theories online in a saga that has provided fodder for them for years, fueled by Epstein ’s ties to princes, politicians and other famous and powerful people.

Trump, who rose to conservative prominence by falsely claiming Obama wasn't born in the U.S., retweeted unsubstantiated claims about Epstein's death.

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

Republican Sen. Rick Scott of Florida, the state where some of Epstein's alleged sexual abuse crimes took place, suggested the possibility that others might have been involved in Epstein's death when he called on corrections officials to explain what happened at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan.

"The Federal Bureau of Prisons must provide answers on what systemic failures of the MCC Manhattan or criminal acts allowed this coward to deny justice to his victims," he tweeted.

Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani, now an attorney for Trump, tweeted out several questions about Epstein's death.

"Who was watching? What does camera show? ... Follow the motives" Giuliani tweeted Saturday afternoon.

Epstein suicide sparks fresh round of conspiracy theories © Thomson Reuters An exterior of New York Presbyterian-Lower Manhattan Hospital, where Jeffrey Epstein body transported in Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., August 10, 2019. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

The FBI and the Department of Justice's Office of the Inspector General will investigate the circumstances surrounding Epstein's death, Attorney General William Barr said.

Jeffrey Epstein's death 'was suicide' - city official

Jeffrey Epstein's death 'was suicide' - city official New York's coroner is confident that Jeffrey Epstein's death was a suicide. The New York Times cited an anonymous city official as saying the death was by hanging, despite the chief medical examiner Dr Barbara Sampson saying the cause of death was "pending further information". Epstein, a wealthy financier who was friends with people such as Bill Clinton and Donald Trump, was arrested on 6 July and pleaded not guilty to charges of sex trafficking involving dozens of underage girls as young as 14, from at least 2002 until 2005.

Online theorists Saturday quickly offered unsubstantiated speculation — including some retweeted by President Donald Trump — that Epstein 's death wasn't a suicide , or it was faked. That chatter picked up on the conjecture that resurged after Epstein 's July 6 arrest on allegations that he orchestrated a

U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein 's apparent suicide Saturday morning in a federal jail launched new conspiracies online in a saga that has provided fodder Epstein , 66, had been denied bail and faced up to 45 years behind bars on federal sex trafficking and conspiracy charges unsealed last month.

"Mr. Epstein's death raises serious questions that must be answered," Barr said in a news release.

Epstein's suicide was likely recorded by jail cameras, according to Preet Bharara, the former federal prosecutor in Manhattan.

"One hopes it is complete, conclusive, and secured," he tweeted.

Epstein suicide sparks fresh round of conspiracy theories © Thomson Reuters A police officer walks outside Metropolitan Correctional Center jail where financier Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., August 10, 2019. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

Epstein's arrest last month launched separate investigations into how authorities handled his case initially when similar charges were first brought against him in Florida more than a decade ago. U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta resigned last month after coming under fire for overseeing that deal when he was U.S. attorney in Miami.

Epstein's lawyers maintained that the new charges in New York were covered by the 2008 plea deal and that Epstein hadn't had any illicit contact with underage girls since serving his 13-month sentence in Florida.

The Samaritans offer support and advice to people feeling suicidal or vulnerable 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Their website is http://www.samaritans.org, email address [email protected] or call free on 116 123.


Jeffrey Epstein Autopsy Results Show He Hanged Himself in Suicide.
The official results of an autopsy showed that the financier Jeffrey Epstein killed himself in his Manhattan jail cell, the city’s medical examiner’s office said on Friday, determining that the cause of death was suicide by hanging. Mr. Epstein’s death had set off a wave of unfounded conspiracy theories, as people speculated online, without evidence, that he may have been killed to keep him from providing information to prosecutors about others in his social circle, including President Trump, former President Bill Clinton and Prince Andrew of Britain. But on Friday, the chief medical examiner in New York City, Dr.

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