Trump AG shoots down Epstein conspiracy theories

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“Epstein didn’t kill himself” may be trending on the Internet, but Attorney General William Barr disagrees.

Barr tells The Associated Press he had his initial doubts about the official story that convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide in his New York City jail cell, but a Justice Department investigation revealed Epstein was able to kill himself in his cell thanks to “a perfect storm of screw-ups.”

The AP reports Barr “personally reviewed security footage that confirmed that no one entered the area where Epstein was housed on the night he died.”

Two of Epstein’s guards have now been criminally indicted for falsifying records so prison personnel would not know they were sleeping on the job and failing to property monitor inmates.

Epstein, facing a lifetime in prison he had previously been able to avoid thanks to his wealth and influence, tried to kill himself a week earlier and had been placed on suicide watch.

That monitoring was reduced when he was moved to a new cell. Epstein was supposed to be assigned a cellmate, but guards failed to do so.

“I think it was important to have a roommate in there with him and we’re looking into why that wasn’t done, and I think every indication is that was a screw-up,” Barr told the AP. “The systems to assure that was done were not followed.”

Others disagree with Barr and believe Epstein was murdered, citing their suspicions over the total lack of monitoring and the number of high-profile and powerful people who could be criminally implicated should Epstein seek to cooperate with prosecutors for a more lenient sentence.