***UPDATE TUESDAY, AUG. 13, 2019. 12:44 PM (Eastern)
CBS News is reporting that on the morning of Epstein’s apparent suicide there was “shouting and shrieking” from his jail cell according to an unnamed source.
On the morning ofthere was shouting and shrieking from his jail cell, a source familiar with the situation told CBS News. Corrections officers attempted to revive him while saying “breathe, Epstein, breathe.”
Source: CBS News
Yashar Ali, a contributor to New York Magazine and The Huffington Post noted, “This CBS news story is poorly written. It’s unclear if the shrieking is from the guards or from Epstein or someone else.”
2. This CBS news story is poorly written. It’s unclear if the shrieking is from the guards or from Epstein or someone else
— Yashar Ali ? (@yashar) August 13, 2019
As if there weren’t already enough holes in the Epstein suicide saga to leave people scratching their heads, here’s another one.
The parade of errors and irregularities marches ever onward. This one is an issue with the guards who were supposed to be protecting him.
Here’s the news breaking on Hannity’s program.
Yes. Not only was Epstein’s roommate moved out of his cell scant hours before he turned up dead (reasons for that remain unclear) contrary to the established policy of keeping individuals at risk of self-harm in a shared cell.
Not only was he kept somewhere without cameras observing him.
Not only did he go unchecked for hours when he was supposed to be checked every 30 minutes.
Not only were there known examples of guards at this same facility having been bribed to the benefit of wealthy or powerful foreign nationals… for example, this story from January:
A New York federal prison guard who admitted accepting over $25,000 in cash bribes to smuggle cellphones, alcohol and food to a wealthy Turkish gold trader who was awaiting trial was sentenced Friday to three years in prison. — Sourcehttps://apnews.com/3eaaabb9d8c442c0b6e9d6aa9fe36dfeAP
But now we learn that one of the two guards watching him wasn’t even a Corrections Officer.
We’ve all heard about the chronic understaffing issues and forced overtime. And we already know about the enormous overtime the guards were pulling.
But have you heard this before?
A person familiar with operations at the federal jail where Jeffrey Epstein killed himself says one of the two people guarding him the night he died wasn’t a correctional officer.
The person wasn’t authorized to disclose information about the investigation and spoke on condition of anonymity.
…Federal prisons facing shortages of fully trained guards have resorted to having other types of support staff fill in for correctional officers, including clerical workers and teachers.
Now, was this just a case of Epstein seeing an overloaded system and seizing on a window of opportunity? Or is there more to the story?
If they can’t keep perhaps the famous inmate in the place alive, what does that say about conditions for the ordinary street punk?
But back to Epstein, there are international players all over the world with reputations at stake and a lot to lose. For all the joking about the Clintons, they’re not even the big fish in this story.
He DID have a Saudi passport with a fake name on it, remember?
Might he have some dangerous and powerful ‘friends’ on that side of the world for whom money is no object, and to whom the normal rules of society simply do not apply? Was this a case of tying up loose ends?
It’s all the what-if’s and the powerful connections and the salacious accusations that make this story so interesting.
Will the big fish — whoever they are — finally get what’s coming to them? Or will they do the equivalent of bleach-bitting their computers and move on to whatever their next project happens to be, like nothing ever happened?
Here are some of the earlier Epstein stories, for anyone who may have missed it: