Prosecutors may now target witnesses in Jeffrey Epstein case

Prosecutors may now target witnesses in Jeffrey Epstein case

Berkeley Heights, New Jersey (CNN)President Donald Trump on Saturday promoted a conspiracy theory linking the Clinton family to the death of multimillionaire and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, the latest instance of Trump propagating baseless conspiracy theories and falsehoods.

Speculation surrounding Saturday's death of convicted sex offender and billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in an apparent suicide in a United States federal prison was rife on Sunday, with Epstein's ties to famous and powerful people fueling a number of conspiracy theories. The records named some powerful men who were allegedly involved in Epstein's trafficking ring.

While conspiracy theories run wild on social media, more details have emerged on how Epstein could've committed suicide in such a maximum-security jail, the same prison facility which has held high profile defendants such as crime boss John Gotti, terrorist Ramzi Yousef, and Mexican drug lord, El Chapo, especially after his attempt to kill himself a mere two weeks prior.

Barr said he was "appalled" to learn of Epstein's death while in federal custody awaiting trial. His friends had once included Britain's Prince Andrew, former President Bill Clinton and President Donald Trump.

Others theories, however, have been easily debunked.

Epstein's arrest drew national attention, particularly focusing on a deal that allowed Epstein to plead guilty in 2008 to soliciting a minor for prostitution in Florida and avoid more serious federal charges.

Both Clinton and Trump have denied being privy to Epstein's alleged scheme. Fire officials received a call at 6:39 a.m. Saturday that Epstein was in cardiac arrest, and he was pronounced dead at New York Presbyterian-Lower Manhattan Hospital.

Epstein, accused of orchestrating a sex-trafficking ring and sexually abusing dozens of underage girls, had been taken off suicide watch before he killed himself in a NY jail, a person familiar with the matter said. On July 24, Epstein was reportedly found injured and semi-conscious in his prison cell with marks on his neck.

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.

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Trump on Saturday retweeted a message from conservative commentator and comedian Terrence K. Williams.

"What a lot of us want to know is, what did he know" de Blasio said.

Giuffre, in an interview with The New York Times, said she's grateful Epstein will never harm anyone again, but is angry that there would be no chance to see him answer for his conduct.

Other politicians also took to social media to question the circumstances. This was alleged to have happened in New York City and Palm Beach, Florida.

In 2007, Epstein faced a 53-count federal indictment which could have sent him to prison for life, but he struck a secret plea deal with the help of prosecutor Alexander Acosta, who recently resigned as Labor Secretary.

"Who was watching? What does camera show?".

The suicide of alleged sex offender Jeffrey Epstein continues to mystify the nation, and how the 66-year-old was able to kill himself while incarcerated at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in NY is now under FBI investigation, and U.S. Attorney General William Barr has opened up an official probe into the case.

The FBI and the Office of the Inspector General at the Department of Justice will investigate his death.

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