“Appalled” Attorney General Barr Statement on Investigations into Epstein Death in Federal Prison

Attorney General William Barr released a statement Saturday on the investigations into the death of Jeffrey Epstein in an apparent suicide in while in federal custody at the Manhattan Correctional Center in New York City early Saturday morning. The FBI and the DOJ IG are investigating Epstein’s death, Barr said.

“I was appalled to learn that Jeffrey Epstein was found dead early this morning from an apparent suicide while in federal custody. Mr. Epstein’s death raises serious questions that must be answered. 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.”

An earlier report described Barr as “livid” about Epstein’s death, “Attorney General William P. Barr, upon being informed of Epstein’s death while in federal custody, was ‘livid’ and determined to figure out exactly what happened, said a person familiar with his reaction.”

 

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