AG Barr seems satisfied by the suicide ruling, but the circumstantial evidence seems hellbent on making conspiracy theorists of us all.
Then again, when enough bureaucratic incompetence and indifference is concentrated in one place, it can be hard to tell the difference between that and a deliberate conspiracy.
As they continue to gather the evidence surrounding the violent death of Jeffrey Epstein yet another hiccup has emerged. This one involving a problem with the video tape.
At least one camera in the hallway outside the cell where authorities say registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein hanged himself earlier this month had footage that is unusable, although other, clearer footage was captured in the area, according to three people briefed on the evidence gathered earlier this month.
It was not immediately clear why some video footage outside Epstein’s cell is too flawed for investigators to use or what is visible in the other, usable footage. The incident is being investigated by the FBI and the Justice Department’s inspector general’s office, which are attempting to determine what happened and how to assess whether any policies were violated or crimes committed.
The footage is considered critical to those inquiries, and the revelation of an unusable recording is yet another of the apparent failures inside the Metropolitan Correctional Center, the short-staffed Bureau of Prisons facility in downtown Manhattan that held Epstein.
It’s not clear whether that was a chronic and ongoing problem with that particular camera, or if it was one that just ‘happened’ to coincide with a violent death for which the footage would be critical.
Here’s a recap of the twists and turns that got us here:
- Judiciary Committee Opens Investigation Into Circumstances Surrounding Epstein Death
- MORE EPSTEIN: Guards Caught Napping, Faking Their Paperwork… Creepy Crap Found In Mansion
- Epstein Update: There Are Still More Questions Than Answers — Here’s The 411
- Trump Implicates The Clintons In Epstein Death
- BREAKING: Jeffrey Epstein Pronounced Dead, Reports of Suicide
- VIDEO: Trump BANNED Epstein From Mar-A-Lago — Someone Tell CNN