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OpinionThe Jeffrey Epstein Conspiracy Theories Don’t Make Much Sense

21:35  12 august  2019
21:35  12 august  2019 Source:   nationalreview.com

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The death of Jeffrey Epstein , an American financier billionaire and convicted sex offender, has become the subject of conspiracy theories .

Jeffrey Epstein ’s apparent suicide Saturday morning in a federal jail launched new conspiracy theories online in a saga that has provided fodder for Epstein ’s arrest last month launched separate investigations into how authorities handled his case initially when similar charges were first brought

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The Jeffrey Epstein Conspiracy Theories Don’t Make Much Sense© Jeenah Moon/Reuters Police officers cover a medical examiner's car outside New York Presbyterian-Lower Manhattan Hospital, where Jeffrey Epstein's body was transported, New York City, August 10, 2019.

It was almost heartening. For a change, Americans on the left and right were united: Both sides rushed to hint that a dark conspiracy must have been behind the death of Jeffrey Epstein in his jail cell Saturday morning.

The editor of Mother Jones, Clara Jeffery, called Epstein’s death “sketchy as sh**.” Claire McCaskill, the former Democratic senator from Missouri and current MSNBC pundit, said, “Something stinks to high heaven. How does someone on suicide watch hang himself with no intervention? Impossible. Unless . . .” Harvard Law professor Laurence Tribe said, “You don’t have to be a conspiracy theorist to see an evil coverup to protect lots of powerful men here. You’d have to be bizarrely naïve not to.” “How Russian,” said Joe Scarborough.

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Jeffrey Epstein told prison guards and fellow inmates that he believed someone had tried to kill him in Epstein - who once boasted an array of high-profile friends including Prince Andrew and President Bill Her allegations were made public when her since-settled lawsuit against Epstein 's former

Some conspiracy theorists think that someone from the elite circle killed him because he knew “too much .” In his Palm Beach house, Epstein allegedly Often, I make fun of conspiracy theories . Here, if the Jeffrey #EpsteinSuicide really happened in a lockup WHILE HE WAS ON SUICIDE WATCH, it’s

On the right, professional B.S. merchant Mike Cernovich said the suicide explanation “just does not make sense.” Lou Dobbs said, “Epstein should have been at least on Arkanside Watch,” hinting that one Clinton or another assisted in securing Epstein’s exit from this world. National-security pundit John Schindler, who markets himself as an anti-Trump conservative and has 272,000 Twitter followers, wrote, “So there’s no video of Epstein’s so-convenient-for-some-major-VIPs demise. Inside a facility with cameras everywhere. And nobody, of course, saw anything. Gosh, who could have seen this coming?” President Trump, naturally, got in on the action with a retweet:

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National-security pundit Susan Hennessey summed up the madness elegantly: “My timeline is half people being shocked and appalled that the president is promoting nonsense conspiracy theories about Epstein’s death and half people offering their own nonsense conspiracy theories about it. (Occasionally these are the same people.)”

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. The tweet, by Twitter user Terrence K. Williams, blamed the death on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former President Clinton and does not provide evidence. The tweet included the hashtags #ClintonBodyCount and #ClintonCrimeFamily, as well as a photo of both the former president and former secretary of State. Conspiracy theories linking the death to both the Clinton and Trump himself trended Saturday on Twitter. The Hill has attempted to reach the White House, Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton for comment.

Any conspiracy theory involving the Duke of York are no exception and can only be mentioned here if reliable sources pick them up. The conspiracy theories surrounding the death of the Princess of Wales nearly 22 years ago have been thoroughly debunked.

Is it a " conspiracy theory " to wonder out loud if Epstein 's ability to implicate Trump in terrible sex crimes might have something to do with his death in a DOJ/Bill Most conspiracy theories make no sense because there are existing realistic answers while the theory demands too much .

Indeed: After Jeffery referred to Epstein’s death as “sketchy as sh**,” her magazine tweeted this comment, “That Donald Trump would push a conspiracy theory implicating the Clintons in Jeffrey Epstein’s death is not surprising. This behavior is what first made him a conservative star in the first place.”

If Epstein didn’t commit suicide, he was murdered. But how exactly is this supposed to have worked? He was found dead in a cell he shared with no one. How did he die, if not by his own hand?

At this point the imaginations of our very creative class of conspiracy theorists seem to dry up. If someone other than Epstein was responsible for his own death, who was it? Could a guard have murdered Epstein and made it look like a suicide? Is there any amount of money that would persuade a federal prison guard to put himself on the hook for a murder charge, in a case involving an infamous prisoner whose death would surely draw immense scrutiny, in a facility that has lots of cameras?

Democrats blast Donald Trump over Epstein/Clinton conspiracy theory

Democrats blast Donald Trump over Epstein/Clinton conspiracy theory There is no evidence linking Bill Clinton or Donald Trump to Jeffrey Epstein's death

Trump just spread a baseless conspiracy theory about Jeffrey Epstein 's death. President Donald Trump spread an unsubstantiated conspiracy theory suggesting the Clintons were involved in Read more : Attorney General Barr announces investigation into Epstein 's death by suicide amid reports the

Conspiracy theorists find it very easy to accuse people of murder without knowing the slightest thing about them. If Jeffrey Epstein was murdered it The conspiracy theories currently circulating, that Jeffrey Epstein was murdered, are unfortunate. I doubt no matter how much evidence emerges that

Okay, so maybe it wasn’t a prison guard. Maybe one or more guards were simply paid to look the other way while some hired hand did the foul deed. This scenario is even harder to believe. Some hit man got in and out of a tightly guarded facility undetected? I don’t know too many hit men, but I rather think they like to do their work in the shadows, not in a place that is under 24/7 surveillance. Any guard who looked the other way for money would have been an accomplice to murder.

Maybe it was someone on the inside other than a guard, such as a fellow prisoner? The reason we think killing a prison inmate is easy to get away with is that we’ve all seen a lot of movies in which it is. Crime families have lots of associates behind bars, right? And the Clintons (or the Trumps) are much like a crime family? Not really, no. Whatever you think of our leading political families, whatever corners they may cut in search of tax breaks or foundation donations or making emails inaccessible, they don’t have a lot to do with the kinds of people who are in the federal holding pen in downtown Manhattan. We may toss around the phrase “the Clinton mafia,” but let’s not let colorful metaphors turn us into idiots. There isn’t an actual Clinton mafia, supported by a network of violent criminals behind bars in all the major jails. Hillary Clinton can’t just put the word out on the street that somebody in the Metropolitan Correctional Center needs to stop breathing and expect a loyal thug to step up brandishing a bedsheet noose. If somebody wanted Epstein out of the way, it would have been far easier to take him out before he went to jail.

Do we need answers about Epstein’s death? Of course. But the explanation will probably turn out to be that a guard fell asleep, a rule wasn’t followed, oversight was poor, or other stupid mistakes were made. Unlike any of the Epstein conspiracy theories, my master theory — that the federal government is incompetent — is exceedingly easy to believe.

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), text "help" to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741 or go to suicidepreventionlifeline.org.

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