As conspiracy theories continue to abound about the death of Jeffrey Epstein, at least one question has been answered: why was Epstein taken off suicide watch. Apparently, defense lawyers were the ones who requested it. Sources are saying that the wealthy financier had been meeting with his attorneys for up to 12 hours a day before the attorneys requested he be taken off suicide watch in late July.
One of those attorneys, Marc Fernich, is blaming jail officials saying they recklessly put the wealthy financier in harms way and didn't protect him as he waited for a trial on sex trafficking charges. Fernich also blamed prosecutors, the courts and the media. Speaking of prosecution, Attorney General Bill Barr says the investigation of into Epstein will continue.
Speaking in New Orleans, Barr said investigators will continue looking into anyone who was complicit in a sweeping sex trafficking operation. Barr called himself “appalled” and “angry” about the death and said there will be accountability. Some of that "accountability" will come in the form of who exactly was guarding the convicted pedophile. Apparently, staffing shortages had one of the "officers" guarding Epstein wasn't a corrections officer, but rather a 'temp.'
Meanwhile, Federal agents are searching Epstein’s former home in the Virgin Islands. The FBI were seen across Little Saint James in the US Virgin Islands yesterday – entering the convicted pedophile's private island home. There’s no word on what they found, or why “now.”
Source: ABC News