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.
Kristinn Taylor reported on Barr’s statement.
“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.”
"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." https://t.co/SXN0zrbYCr
— Vicky Ward (@VickyPJWard) August 10, 2019
Attorney General Bill Barr called on the FBI AND the Inspector General to hold separate investigations into Epstein’s death.
This comes after the ongoing investigation of the Obama-Comey criminal investigation of candidate and then President Trump based on deep state plot to overturn the 2016 election.
Barr and US Attorney John Durham have reportedly interviewed over 50 people connected to the FISA court abuse and spying on Trump campaign officials.
The Attorney General knows how corrupt the bureau became under James Comey during the Obama years.
This may be the latest sign that he does not trust the FBI.