Jeffrey Epstein commits suicide overnight in his jail cell
Epstein was denied bail and faced up to 45 years in prison if convicted on sex trafficking charges
Last month, we blogged that Prosecutors Allege Jeffrey Epstein Operated Sex Trafficking Ring With Girls as Young as 14. He was indicted on sex trafficking conspiracy and one count of sex trafficking with underage females.
Epstein reportedly committed suicide overnight in his jail cell.
ABC NEWS SPECIAL REPORT: Jeffrey Epstein commits suicide overnight in his jail cell, officials tell @ABC News. https://t.co/Co4vIMzfHW
— ABC News (@ABC) August 10, 2019
Jeffrey Epstein died early Saturday by suicide after apparently hanging himself, three law enforcement officials told @ABC News.
He had been behind bars, denied bail by a judge who decided he was too great a flight risk to release from custody. https://t.co/iySWzm9Mqh
— ABC News (@ABC) August 10, 2019
Jeffrey Epstein, the disgraced millionaire who was facing federal sex trafficking charges, died by suicide early Saturday in his Lower Manhattan prison cell, three law enforcement officials told ABC News.
Epstein hanged himself, law enforcement sources said. He was transported in cardiac arrest at 6:39 a.m. from Metropolitan Correctional Center to New York Downtown Hospital, according to sources.
Epstein, 66, was set to stand trial next year for allegedly sexually abusing dozens of minor girls in New York and Florida.
His death came less than three weeks after he was found unresponsive in his cell at the federal prison in Lower Manhattan, with marks on his neck that appeared to be self-inflicted, sources told ABC News.
He had been on suicide watch since the July 23 incident.
. . . . Epstein, 66, pleaded not guilty to the charges. He faced up to 45 years in prison if convicted.
It’s not yet clear how someone on suicide watch managed to commit suicide in a jail cell, but the conspiracy theorists are out in full force.
That’s convenient Jon for some powerful people. Trust you and colleagues are going to have a bloody good look under that rock and ensure the people it’s convenient for don’t get away Scot free.
— Dr Tellya Evrythins Gonnabe Alright (@vialbaboy) August 10, 2019
Incompetence from the remand prison warders, or …… ( was that a sigh of relief from #Trump and others?)
— asymetricjockey-Gov Ministers lie-no action-why?? (@asymetricjockey) August 10, 2019
So now Trump resorts to Putin practices. …..
— Michounette #FBPE (@PaoliMichele) August 10, 2019
I don't dabble much in conspiracy theories, but…
a guy, who the most powerful people in the world want dead, shouldn't be able to commit suicide after an alleged attempted suicide already, while on suicide watch, while everyone says he's going to be suicided. https://t.co/B4mk4mQxfr
— 2k RIGHT NOW ? (@PatTheBerner) August 10, 2019
Bill Clinton emerged the other day….he has maintained a very very very low profile recently…. now a key witness against him and others is found dead…you don't need to be Sherlock Holmes to figure this one out…the greatest crime syndicate of all time.
— Tommaso (@Tommaso212) August 10, 2019
Victims JUST started naming more names. Bill fucking Richardson! Gee I wonder where that trail was going to go?!?
— ᴀᴜᴛᴀʀᴋᴇɴ #NoWar #M4A #GND #AbolishPolice #BLM (@autarken) August 10, 2019
The above is apparently a reference to the following report: Jeffrey Epstein Accuser Names Powerful Men in Alleged Sex Ring. And no, President Trump is not named, but that won’t stop the long-suffering Trump deranged.
It went something like this . pic.twitter.com/WuTiV4zZaM
— Buck Bewley (@BewleyBuck) August 10, 2019
Top Epstein Conspiracy Theories:
Per 'Conservative Twitter'
1. The Clintons
2. Hillary acting alone
3. Friends of Bill
Per 'Liberal Twitter'
3. Bill Barr's goons
— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) August 10, 2019
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A failure of his guards and of justice. Too bad.
Failure of the guards? Perhaps it was a Vince Foster. suicide. Those guards did not give Whitey Bolger much protection.
In the park, by an old cannon,I think the Vince Foster one was a much more aesthetic staging. Bill is losing his touch.
As a result of their “failure” each one of his guards has been promised a little beach house in an unnamed Caribbean country, and inside is going to be a suitcase with $500,000 in small unmarked bills.
This was an action by the same swamp that is behind the attempted coup of Donald Trump.
This murder of epstein silences him from turning rat against the likes of bill clinton and A LOT of other DEMOCRAT politicians (menendez?) who are pervs, and who have availed themselves of epstein’s services as pimp for child prostitutes.
This act will damage our culture and our trust in government to the extent the JFK cover-up has.
The only good news is that Bill Bar is AG, and Donald Trump is president.
This will lead right back to clinton and ultimately, obama (they could not have gotten to epstein without entrenched high government insiders pulling the strings – it will lead right up to obama.)
I’m shocked, just shocked.
He was on “suicide” watch yet he still managed to hanged himself.
Chalk one more up to the Clinton Mafia.
Gonna be a lot of big smiles at lotsa Hamptons dinner parties tonight.
“Phew, that was a little too close for my comfort. What took Bill so long?”
Well, the GIRLS are still alive and naming names, and the pilot’s deposition had names. . . .
And nobody will even notice when they start jumping out of windows, or hang themselves from doorknobs, or are found in pieces near the railroad tracks.
This has ‘Clinton’ written all over it.
But the MSM will only mention that Trump “knew” Epstein and imply Trump had him killed.
The names of the Clinton’s and other wealthy or powerful democrats will never be heard.
A) The suicide does smell of the clinton’. Bill was on the lolita express at least 4 well documented times. Apparantly another 26 times with some documentation.
B) both Trump & clinton personally knew epstein. Virtually everone with that amount of wealth, knows everyone else in that circle.
C) Trump reportedly throw Epstien off margo 15 or so years ago due to epsteins creepiness. Clinton continued to hang around.
It was just a misunderstanding!
You thought it was “Suicide Watch.”
but it was really “Suicide, Watch!!!”
In that case, there’d be even less excuse if there’s no video.
Or MI6. If they can kill Princess Diana … /sarc
The “Just Us” people have a lot of skin in the game, so sacrifices needed to be made.
Who guards the guards? There is more than a two tier justice system and New York City once again proved the point. Pawning this off as Keystone Cops will be a wink and a nod.
Oh….it’s Trumps fault….right with So many Dems named so far.
And only Democrats.
My, my… isn’t that convenient.
Thank goodness it wasn’t “Arkancide”. There’s a whole lot of stuff that isn’t going to come to light now like it would have if this had gone to trial. Hmmm…
Anyone willing to bet against Epstein committing Arkancide? I’ll take your money. The pilots and flight attendants are likely next to succumb to this highly contagious disease.
I’m putting my bets on those unnamed guards disappearing without a trace. As well as as any entrance/exit logs and/or video documenting who was the last to see Epstein before his unfortunate “suicide”. This isn’t over by a longshot. There’s too many loose ends to deal with.
Suicide watch in Federal lockup is no match for Death by Clinton.
No worries though, NOTHING will happen.
With respect, let me point out that Epsteins victims are still alive and at least a couple of them are talking. And while the “player in a management profession” ( with respect to Jeff Dunham) can”t talk they are. So the case is not closed. Now the focus should shift down to the next level criminals. If it doesn’t then the conspiracy theories will justly have plenty of fuel.
First order of business is to determine how a high visibility inmate on suicide watch can succeed.
Criminal negligence or criminal conspiracy, someone failed big time.
And this isn’t a message to the witnesses to forget EVERYTHING? A cartel contract… Shut up, make some money or “suicide”. A reminder that they can get you anywhere at any time…. You are not John Wick.
Maybe, maybe not. And while the optics are bad the post mortem has not even been done. Then if the Prosecutor feels that this is “fishy ” dont you think he/she is making arrangements to protect the witness. I doubt (especially with minors involved.) this is over.
The Babylon Bee strikes again! Snopes will be right on this story:
The Clintons. Or Joe Scarborough, who has some experience with mysterious deaths of acquaintances.
If he really hung himself while on suicide watch, he must’ve had the guards from Swamp castle in Monty Python and tbe Holy Gtail.
Now everyone’s going to argue about whom he was going to implicate. I wish he’d lived to testify.
This was a liberal judge who kept him in that particular lockup, wasn’t it?
I guess shooting himself two times in the back of the head was not an option. Too conspicuous, some might say.
Jeffrey Epstein and Vince Foster are likely comparing notes now.
Talking points are out for liberal talking heads! https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/08/wow-joe-scarborough-and-liberal-cranks-and-conspiracy-nuts-blame-russia-after-epstein-is-found-dead-in-prison-cell/
Guards gotta pee too!
So in this case suicide watch means something totally different than what was said. They watched his “suicide”… or those who helped him but missed the first time.
The Clinton Crime Family has another convenient death happen, but this is viewed as normal by the Pravda media.
He and Abe Reles are comparing notes.
He’s not dead. He is at some Asian Island. Better have some good DNA
I am guessing Julian Assange is next. Interesting that Snowden went to Russia.
The Ruling Class is laughing at us.
Suicide watch or not, there will be no witnesses to Epstein’s death in order to protect sources and methods.
He was smart enough to know that death was the only way out. No more carousing in the Sun and surf on his private island, indulging his exploitative and abusive sexual appetites in the company of prominent Dhimmi-crats.
The FBI is on the case. I’m sure we’ll find out as much as we know about the Vegas shooter.
Yeah. I’m of the opinion that whatever happened in that Vegas Casino reads more like a James Ellroy novel than a dry police blotter report.
Bloods a Rover!
There aught to be a special font for sarcasm.
Good idea!!!! Thanks, Shadow!!!!!
To pretend that actual conspiracies to murder don’t happen – and are wholly fictions of fertile imaginations – one needs to willfully and purposefully ignore 2000+ years of world history.
A lot of previously sealed info was released yesterday. Today he’s dead. Nothing to see here, move on, folks.
Gee boss! I just went to get a donut and a cup of coffee. When I got back to my post that sumbuck had managed to off himself.
ALL the evidence pointed to Clinton and other Dem politicians and their millionaire supporters ….but muh Trump…..idiots
just after my states illustrious george mitchells name surfaced relating to him.
Ladies and gentlemen please let me remind you that conspiracy theories only help the criminals. The more hyperbolic the tone the more turned off the general public becomes. And so the potential jury pool for any prosecution arising out of this case will be tainted. Facts and evidence.
We’ve, uh, seen the body, right?
I’m sure it was just an an accident that he was left with the tools and time to off himself while on 24/7 suicide watch in Federal prison.
Nothing to see here, folks. Move along.
I would assume somebody under suicide watch has a video camera focused on his cell 24/7. So what happened …. the camera was “broken”?
It was an unfortunate sleep-related injury. Probably suffered from apnea and while dreaming he was drowning, got tangled up in the bed sheets. Heart breaking accident.
According to a story from fox news, Epstein was taken off suicide watch though they didn’t find out when. This changes the story big time.
Now, we understand the need for the island
More accurate headline:
Jeffrey Epstein found dead in his jail cell
People speculating need to find out what the institution he was in considered suicide watch and if that policy was violated. I doubt that they kept a guard on 24/7 observing Epstein or any other person on suicide watch. As to a camera, years ago it was considered an invasion of privacy (yeah, I know…) to observe inmates via camera. Answers to things like this will answer some of the questions.
Well, Anchovy, that objection should be a dead letter now, since ALL of us have our phones watching and listening now. . .
People speculating need to find out
Not at all.
“Speculation” is just generation of ideas. The ideas come first. Without those, there’s nothing to investigate.
“Finding out” is the investigation. That comes later, after the ideas.
No way he’d try to beat the rap this way. He’s weaseled out before, and he could do it again.
And it’s (of course) an inside job. That means that some of the guards are in on it (perhaps under duress, perhaps for good old $$$, perhaps for favors from another bevy of underage girls). Why not the medical examiner’s office too? Who’s going to verify that the body is indeed Epstein’s? And who will believe them when they do?
It seems a bit short of, say, Alfred Naujocks’s staged 1939 attack on a Czech radio station by dead guys in Polish army uniforms, but when the press in on your side, you can afford to operate on a more modest scale.
Now the noise that DJT is behind it will be developed. I expect someone who can’t really remember the time or the place but is dead sure she saw him cavorting on The Island to suddenly turn up.
I have an idea! The FBI can investigate…..itself. As usual. Let’s have the most corrupt agency in the entire history of the USA see what it can find.
The FBI is not the most corrupt agency in the executive. It’s taken some (well justified) hits lately, but it’s far from the worst.
So, which one is more corrupt than the FBI?
J Edgar (spit) is laughing.
Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein’s chief procurer of young girls is still very much alive. She was besties with Chelsea Clinton. There’s a photo of a grinning Maxwell near the front at Chelsea’s wedding.
Maxwell should be charged
She’s a friend of the Clintons, she will not be charged
She’ll join Epstein very soon.
He was released from suicide watch on Thursday.
Just asking, because how could anyone who tried to commit suicide once, ever be released from said watch?
I don’t know where the Thursday comes from. Several outlets have reported he was taken off suicide watch, but I haven’t read any official saying this publicly.
<blockquoteHe was placed on suicide watch following the July 23 incident, but was not on suicide watch at the time of his death.
Thanks for this Colonel Travis. 🙂
Side note to all: if your posts don’t go live immediately, it may be that there are numerous links included. In this instance, CT’s post was “held” because it contains more than one link. Nothing wrong with his post, of course, and it’s actually helpful to the discussion. But we have to manually approve posts with numerous links. This can happen fast . . . or not so fast. Just so you know. 🙂
Never noticed it was held. Think I was too busy eating my killer crab cakes made with the finest jumbo lump crab from the Gulf.
Thanks for the info., though!
Recipe? I love love love cooking, and this sounds too delicious to miss. 🙂
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 large egg
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
17-18 saltine crackers (15 or 16 is a bit too little and 19-20 is a bit too much, but that’s just me. I’ve tried multiple brands of crackers, I can find no difference in any saltine brand. You can use other kinds of breading, but saltines are guaranteed foolproof.)
1 pound jumbo lump crab meat
That’s it. No celery, no parsley, none of that stuff that is useless to a crab cake. You’re not making a filler cake that happens to contain crab. If you want to add a dash of hot sauce, I won’t criticize you, but I save any sort of flavor boosting for the remoulade. I’m trying to figure out a lobster-flavored side sauce I had once that was out of this world. I haven’t gotten it yet.
Three key things to remember:
Thing 1.) Get quality, fresh crab. I cannot stress this enough. A long, long time ago I tried the mystery crab from Asia you can find in almost any grocery store. OMG it was horrific. I only use Gulf jumbo lump but I’m in Texas and am very fortunate it’s not hard for me to get. Regular lump will work fine (this is what you’ll find in most good restaurants that serve crab cake.) Jumbo lump is more pricey, but once you go jumbo lump….
Thing 2.) Crush the saltines into a powder. I mash them in a plastic bag. Gently <— I mean this!, mix that cracker powder in with the crab in a big bowl with your hands. DO NOT SQUEEZE. Just carefully get all the crab meat covered in cracker dust. Do not add the egg, mayo, mustard and Worcestershire yet. Mix those things well in a separate bowl (or mix them earlier so you don't have to keep washing your hands, this is a messy dish to prepare), then pour that mixture into the big crab/saltine bowl and very gently stir everything together with your hands. No spoons, sticks, twigs, forks, beaters – just hands.
Thing 3.) Form the crab cakes into the size you want. Cover them and put in the fridge for at least an hour. I usually cannot wait more than an hour. Just want them to set up for a little bit before cooking. Fortunately, my wife is a vegetarian and I get all the crab cakes. When it's just me, I make 4 large ones per pound of crab meat – hockey puck size but thicker than a hockey puck. When we have guests, I'll make them smaller.
You can bake or pan fry them in a skillet. To me, the oven is less of a mess, there is no taste difference. I bake the hockey puck size at 375, 15 minutes on one side, flip it over and bake it 13-14 more minutes. No oil needed, plop the cake on one of those non-stick silicone baking mats. It will get a nice crust on them, not excessively crusty. I don't know where you are or your elevation. If you bake them too long or too hot, the egg/mayo will turn into something like a quiche. Don't want that.
If you can get the good, fresh, crab, I promise you will never want any other crab cake than this one.
Sounds very good and similar to what I do. I use a bit less mustard but with the mayo I don’t think it makes any real difference.
And no, just no to that Asian stuff.
Thanks for the recipe!
Yes, “link,” FS. Re:”He had been on suicide watch since the July 23 incident.”
Maybe I missed it whilst attempting to navigate thru all the twitter twats, but please point out where a twit says that he was released from suicide watch last Thursday.
Randos saying stuff on Twitter or FB is not really confirmation. If you have a viable source, that’s great, and I would love to see the link. It not, um, well, you know how that works, too.
Exactly, FS. I was asking the commenter for the link, not you.
Thank you for the edification, CT.
Still, this whole episode stinks.
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“Epstein was denied bail and faced up to 45 years in prison if convicted on sex trafficking charges”
Unless, of course, he started singing.
Welcome To My Revolution
Not exactly a tragedy that this disgusting pervert is gone but his death is awfully convenient for a lot of people.
The only rational response to this “suicide” story is skepticism.
A guy like Jeffrey Epstein probably had an “insurance” policy in case he got suicided. If it was a legitimate act of suicide, either Epstein was counting on it coming to light, or he lost the ability to have it deployed upon his death.
I don’t know what everyone else is upset about….I had Sunday morning in the Suicide Pot…damn, so close….but I still have the Over for the Clinton’s associates deaths for 2019….With Bill Richardson and George Mitchell’s names coming out yesterday, I am looking pretty good on that one with 4 1/2 months to go.
/Dr Evil voice
Believe me … the most likely cause is typical government incompetence.
When I asked one of my favorite young police officers upon the completion of his first year on the job how LAPD differed from what he had imagined just before starting the job, he said, “How disorganized it is.”
Yes, that’s what comes with any government bureaucracy.
When I catch mistakes made, I usually joke aloud, “Well, after all it’s only public safety.”
They could’ve had a couple video cameras in his cell and you could’ve paid a few nice people in need of a job minimum wage to constantly monitor him and alert the guards if anything went awry.
But no, government fails again. So, let’s have more and bigger government in control of more aspects of our lives!
LAPD – “Lost and Probably Drunk”.
Remember when LAs finest shot up two older women delivering mail in AM … in a pickup truck.. and almost killed them on the fear it was the rogue LA cop?
New York’s finest just beat that one hands down. NYC accommodates its most powerful with a Keystone Kops handling of Epstein. The Deep State is not just political.
Clintons or the Royals
The Clintons AND the Royals
Either Epstein was murdered, or they knew he would kill himself and gave him the “rope” to do it.
Looks like he had been taken off of suicide watch (why?), but hey, if Clinton, Bill Richardson and others went on the lolita tours, its highly unlikely the dimm backroom power brokers sat by idly.
…. giving Colonel Travis’s crab cake recipe a run!