Former billionaire hedge fund manager Jeffery Epstein committed suicide over the weekend. He had tried to kill himself two weeks prior, which landed him on suicide watch. For some reason, it was terminated hours before he died. Attorney General William Barr is not happy, calling Epstein's death while under federal custody “appalling.” He’s ordered the FBI and the Department of Justice inspector general to look into his death. Epstein was indicted on sex crimes charges, including trafficking underage girls.
Given Epstein’s connections to some of the world’s most powerful people, along with reported blackmail tapes that were found in his Manhattan residence, it’s no shocker that we have grassy knoll syndrome here. The conspiracy theorists are doing their thing, but they may not be totally wrong. Now, the Left has peddled some whacko nonsense, with MSNBC going full-blown crazy insinuating that AG Barr might be involved in Epstein’s death or the Russians. It’s all very suspicious and warrants an investigation. Troves of evidence were found in Epstein’s Manhattan home, but Jerry Dunleavy at The Washington Examiner reported that the FBI confirmed to him that they’ve raided Epstein's mansion on “Pedophile Island” as well. The exact location is Little St. James in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The bureau just told Dunleavy that they were on the island and didn’t elaborate further, but we all know what they’re doing there (via Washington Examiner):
At least a dozen members of Customs and Border Protection and the FBI landed on Jeffrey Epstein’s infamous Little St. James — nicknamed “Pedophile Island” — in the U.S. Virgin Islands on Monday, two days after the accused child sex trafficker was found dead in his Manhattan prison cell in an apparent suicide.
Multiple news outlets captured video and photos of the agents landing at the island’s dock by boat, with some agents then getting into golf carts while other agents appeared to search the surrounding water in scuba gear.
"Yes, we're on the island," an FBI spokesperson told the Washington Examiner. "But we can't provide any further detail unfortunately."
Epstein, a convicted sex offender and jet-setting financier, was alleged to have sexually exploited and abused dozens of underage girls at his homes in Manhattan and Palm Beach, Florida, among other locations, between 2002 and 2005 and perhaps beyond. Prosecutors claimed that Epstein enticed and recruited minor girls for sex and built a “vast network of underage victims.”
Epstein’s arrest in July marked the second time he had been investigated for sex crimes. Alex Acosta, the former U.S. attorney for Southern Florida who resigned as Trump’s labor secretary, reached a controversial agreement in 2008 with Epstein’s attorneys in which Epstein was allowed to plead guilty to state-level prostitution solicitation charges. Epstein served just 13 months in a Palm Beach County jail with work release, paid some restitution, and registered as a sex offender. The secret agreement was reportedly struck before investigators finished interviewing all the alleged victims.
The wealthy financier was arrested at the airport in New Jersey just over a month ago after returning from an overseas trip to Paris. Epstein’s home in New York City was raided by law enforcement as well, and investigators found nude photographs of underage girls, thousands of dollars in cash, dozens of loose diamonds, and a foreign passport from the 1980s with Epstein’s picture and a false name.
Even though Epstein is dead, the case against him will move forward. Alleged victims have already come forward and we should expect more to join those who have already revealed themselves. Epstein was known to President Trump, the Clintons, and members of the British Royal Family. Former President Bill Clinton has taken many flights on Epstein's so-called "lolita express."