Trump Says he Wants Full Investigation into Financier Epstein's Death

Donald Trump and his future wife Melania financier Jeffrey Epstein and British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell pose together at the Mar-a Lago club

Donald Trump and his future wife Melania financier Jeffrey Epstein and British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell pose together at the Mar-a Lago club

Nadler said if the allegations of mistakes made at the prison were true, it would demonstrate "severe miscarriages of or deficiencies in inmate protocol and has allowed the deceased to ultimately evade facing justice". Teachers, nurses, counselors, secretaries, and other support staff are regularly obligated to fill in for guards, many of whom work 70- to 80-hour weeks, according to Eric Young, president of the American Federation of Government Employees Council of Prison Locals union.

Epstein, 66, had been placed on suicide watch - requiring in-person checks every 15 minutes - at the end of July after an incident in which the disgraced financier was discovered semiconscious in his cell with marks on his neck.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because he lacked authorization to publicly discuss jail operations.

Wexner recently hired white-collar defense lawyer Mary Jo White, a partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and former USA attorney in Manhattan, according to a person familiar with the matter, as scrutiny of Epstein's finances intensifies.

The Times spoke to the official on the condition of anonymity.

Epstein, 66, was found on August 10 morning in his cell at the MCC, a jail previously renowned for its ability to hold notorious prisoners under extremely tight security. Epstein reportedly committed suicide at the prison where he had been held ahead of his pending trial on charges of sex trafficking minors.

"I was appalled, and indeed the whole department was, and, frankly, angry", Barr said, speaking at an event in New Orleans.

"There are Federal Bureau of Investigation agents conducting enforcement operations in the US Virgin Islands", said Federal Bureau of Investigation spokesman Guillermo Gonzalez, declining further comment. "Any co-conspirators should not rest easy". The president then said the Department of Justice will look into the matter.

The warden who was supervising the center has been reassigned to the Bureau of Prisons' Northeast Regional Office, according to the Justice Department.

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Guiffer, who said she was used as a "sex slave" for Epstein from 1999 to 2002, alleged that Maxwell was a "primary co-conspirator" in the scheme.

"We are now learning of serious irregularities at this facility", said Barr, who is responsible for federal prisons. "He's doing a full investigation".

A law enforcement source also told the Times he was alone in his cell early Saturday after his cellmate was transferred.

Court documents from 2011 reveal Epstein controlled several apartments in a building just blocks from his $77 million NY townhouse and allegedly housed "underage girls from all over the world".

"Epstein on suicide watch, supposedly taken off suicide watch, and still commits "suicide.' The left wants you to believe that the "government" can protect you, so you should be willing to give up the 2nd Amendment!"

The corrections officers were not identified.

Lavine now theorizes that someone may have been paid to provide the means for Epstein's apparent suicide, which followed the release of court documents the day before revealing accusations that a woman was forced to have sex with world leaders, leading businessmen and other powerful men in Epstein's circle. At least 124 inmates killed themselves while in federal custody between fiscal years 2010 and 2016, according to the most recent statistics available from the Bureau of Prisons.

Sisak reported from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Balsamo from Savannah, Georgia.

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