The bizarre circumstances surrounding the death of pedophile Jeffrey Epstein over the weekend continue to get stranger by the day. Epstein was taken off suicide watch, despite attempting to take his life two weeks prior. Two guards who were supposed to be checking on him every 30-minutes, fell asleep and then falsified prison logs to show they were on the job. Further, one of the guards wasn't an official corrections officer.
Yesterday the Department of Justice announced they were put on leave and the warden was reassigned.
“Today, the Attorney General directed the Bureau of Prisons to temporarily assign the warden at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York to the Bureau’s Northeast Regional Office pending the outcome of the FBI and OIG investigations into the apparent suicide of Jeffrey Epstein, a former MCC inmate," DOJ spokesperson Kerri Kupec released in a statement. "FCI Otisville Warden James Petrucci has been named Acting Warden of the MCC New York. The Bureau of Prisons also placed on administrative leave two MCC staff assigned to Mr. Epstein’s unit pending the outcome of the investigations. Additional actions may be taken as the circumstances warrant.”
The majority of Americans are following the story closely and according to a new Rasmussen Survey, many aren't convinced suicide is responsible for Epstein's death.
Americans aren’t buying that disgraced financier and convicted sex criminal Jeffrey Epstein killed himself in jail last weekend.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 29% of American Adults believe Epstein actually committed suicide while in jail. Forty-two percent (42%) think Epstein was murdered to prevent him from testifying against powerful people with whom he associated. A sizable 29% are undecided.
Attorney General Bill Barr and DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz have opened up two investigations into the situation.