Accused pedophile Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his jail cell after reportedly committing suicide last week, and many are still demanding answers after the suspicious circumstances.
Attorney General William Barr has been busy trying to figure out how arguably the highest profile prisoner in America could wind up dead in his jail cell when he was supposed to be on 24 hour watch by guards.
But the AG just removed a top official that should have ensured Epstein was being monitored at all times.
On Monday, Barr removed Hugh Hurwitz, the acting director of the federal Bureau of Prisons, a week after Epstein died in a New York City prison.
“I am confident Dr. Hawk Sawyer and Dr. Kane will lead BOP with the competence, skill, and resourcefulness they have embodied throughout their government careers,” Barr said.
The bureau has come under intense scrutiny since Epstein’s death, with lawmakers and Barr demanding answers about how Epstein was left unsupervised and able to take his own life on August 10th while held at one of the most secure federal jails in America.
A statement from Barr gave no specific reason for the reassignment. But Barr said last week that officials had uncovered “serious irregularities” and was angry that staff members at the jail had failed to “adequately secure this prisoner.”
He ordered bureau last Tuesday to temporarily reassign the warden, Lamine N’Diaye, to a regional office and the two guards who were supposed to be watching Epstein were placed on administrative leave.
Things continue to get more suspicious by the day, especially given the unusual circumstances that occurred before, during, and after his death.
Just hours before his suicide, Epstein’s cellmate was mysteriously transferred out of his cell, which left the financier all alone after he was already put on suicide watch.
Then, Epstein was reportedly not checked on by the prison guards who were supposed to be monitoring him.
A mysterious camera malfunction has prevented any footage of Epstein’s alleged suicide from being captured.
Adding even more fuel to the fire, a source “familiar with the situation” said there was “shrieking” and “shouting” coming from Epstein’s jail cell on the morning of his death.
Epstein allegedly hanged himself with a bed sheet that he tied to the top of a bunk bed in his jail cell.
“The convicted pedophile, who was 6 feet tall, apparently killed himself by kneeling toward the floor and strangling himself with the makeshift noose, a law enforcement source said Monday. Epstein was ‘unresponsive’ when he was discovered in his cell in the Special Housing Unit of the Metropolitan Correctional Center around 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, the federal Bureau of Prisons has said.”
Epstein was arrested and charged last month for allegedly running a sex traffic ring with underage girls.
With Epstein dead, perhaps Barr and prosecutors are now aiming to put the alleged pedophiles’s top allies behind bars.
While many people continue to doubt the official story surrounding Epstein’s death, it’s obvious that Barr is trying to get to the bottom of it.