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Sat Aug 10, 2019, 11:21 AM

Democrat calls for congressional investigation into Epstein death

Source: The Hill

Rep. Lois Frankel (D-Fla.) on Saturday called for a congressional investigation into the death of disgraced billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein after he reportedly died of an apparent suicide in his Manhattan jail cell.

“The death of Jeffrey #Epstein does not end the need for justice for his victims or the right of the public to know why a prolific child molester got a slap on the wrist instead of a long prison sentence,” Frankel tweeted.

“With the obvious end to criminal proceedings against Epstein, it is important that the US House Committee on Oversight and Reform begin its investigation.”

Epstein, who was arrested early last month, was in jail awaiting trial on allegations of trafficking dozens of minors for sex after previously accepting a plea deal in 2008 over similar accusations that landed him on the sex offender registry.

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/house/456954-democrat-calls-for-congressional-investigation-into-epstein-death?__twitter_impression=true&__twitter_impression=true

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Reply Democrat calls for congressional investigation into Epstein death (Original post)
Mrs. Overall Aug 10 OP
2naSalit Aug 10 #1
asiliveandbreathe Aug 10 #2
avebury Aug 10 #3
mr_lebowski Aug 10 #4
murielm99 Aug 10 #6
Mc Mike Aug 10 #5
RockRaven Aug 10 #7
MBS Aug 10 #11
SHRED Aug 10 #8
dalton99a Aug 10 #9
pangaia Aug 10 #32
not fooled Aug 10 #34
MBS Aug 10 #10
gordianot Aug 10 #12
onetexan Aug 10 #13
llmart Aug 10 #14
calimary Aug 10 #19
MyOwnPeace Aug 10 #26
calimary Aug 10 #31
Sudsy Aug 10 #15
usaf-vet Aug 10 #24
Sudsy Aug 10 #37
mnhtnbb Aug 10 #16
MyOwnPeace Aug 10 #18
calimary Aug 10 #22
MyOwnPeace Aug 10 #25
Frustratedlady Aug 10 #28
MyOwnPeace Aug 10 #29
LiberalFighter Aug 10 #17
MyOwnPeace Aug 10 #21
KPN Aug 10 #20
Bradical79 Aug 10 #42
KPN Aug 10 #44
Pepsidog Aug 10 #23
Frustratedlady Aug 10 #27
MyOwnPeace Aug 10 #30
friend of m and j Aug 10 #33
yaesu Aug 10 #36
BannonsLiver Aug 10 #38
ZZenith Aug 11 #45
yaesu Aug 10 #35
obamanut2012 Aug 10 #39
mahatmakanejeeves Aug 10 #40
pecosbob Aug 10 #41
jimlup Aug 10 #43
Firestorm49 Aug 11 #46
Liberty Belle Aug 11 #47

Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 11:24 AM

1. Damn well better investigate! ...nt

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 11:26 AM

2. Should be investigated...who has possession of all the docs, and pictures, and emails,

travel log..lay the evidence out....

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 11:29 AM

3. Anybody remember Joseph Valachi? He was the first mafia

guy to testify in court for the Feds. He spent the rest of his life in prison.

I didn't know until a few years ago that one of my cousins was one of his prison guards and got to know him quite well. The prison took Valachi's safety seriously and only certain prison guards were allowed to be around him. When he died, they spirited his body out of the prison to be autopsied to make sure that he had not been killed on their watch.

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Response to avebury (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 11:32 AM

4. Yeah, well the US government and esp. DoJ was a very lawful outfit back in the good ol' days

Today, esp. under Barr? Not so much.

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Response to avebury (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 11:46 AM

6. This should be an OP.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 11:39 AM

5. Acosta, still feeling optimistic, high on life?

I mean, for the record.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 11:59 AM

7. Look at this from the outside. Trump/Barr/DOJ/FBI have absolutely NO credibility here.

Whether or not Epstein really killed himself, whether or not he was enabled or neglected in the course of doing so, this looks to the entire world like dictator-gangster stuff. This is the sort of thing we expect in Russia, Saudi Arabia, etc.

No matter what their findings, the already announced FBI investigation will be seen as a cover-up. Even if the findings are damning of certain people, the question will always remain: if that's what they said, what worse shit were they covering up?

Congress MUST perform oversight and issue their own report.

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #7)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 12:24 PM

11. I agree 100% n/t

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 12:17 PM

8. That's odd

I just got equated with Infowars for suggesting something fishy.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=12366869

Apparently I have been vindicated.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 12:22 PM

9. Absolutely





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Response to dalton99a (Reply #9)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 01:55 PM

32. look at the nails on that cougar on the right..

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Response to pangaia (Reply #32)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 02:04 PM

34. And the hair!



Not that any of this is funny.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 12:23 PM

10. Thank you, Rep. Frankel. n/t

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 12:39 PM

12. Really Congress can investigate?

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 12:56 PM

13. Ghislaine Maxwell the pimping madame and fellow underage child abuser needs to be investigated

https://www.thecut.com/2019/08/with-epstein-gone-will-focus-turn-to-ghislaine-maxwell.html

Maxwell, in her deposition, acknowledged that her job “included hiring many people.” Epstein had six homes. She listed assistants, architects, decorators, cooks, cleaners, gardeners, pool people, pilots, “all sorts of people.” “A very small part of my job was from time to time to find adult professional massage therapists for Jeffrey,” she testified. “As far as I’m concerned, everyone who came to his house was an adult professional person.”...
“A guy that owns a hotel, a really large hotel chain … another foreign president, I can’t remember his name. He was Spanish.”) “My whole life revolved around just pleasing these men and keeping Ghislaine and Jeffrey happy,” she said. “Ghislaine told me from her mouth to do these things.” She also allegedly was personally involved in them. “It is your contention that Ghislaine Maxwell had sex with underage girls virtually every day when [you were] around her, correct?,” she was asked. Her answer was simple: “Yes.”

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Response to onetexan (Reply #13)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 01:00 PM

14. +1000

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Response to onetexan (Reply #13)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 01:30 PM

19. I bet she's gone into hiding now.

All the scum involved can be expected to do likewise.

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Response to calimary (Reply #19)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 01:42 PM

26. I would think

that ANYBODY that knows ANYTHING would want to be "forgotten" by now!

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Reply #26)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 01:55 PM

31. Yep.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 01:07 PM

15. How convenient.

I'm pretty sure some very high-profile people are breathing a sigh of relief today.

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Response to usaf-vet (Reply #24)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 02:18 PM

37. ???

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 01:17 PM

16. I wouldn't put it past Orange short fingers

to have contacted Pooty to inquire how to eliminate Epstein. Pooty responded, "leave it to me".

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #16)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 01:29 PM

18. And I've gotta' ask.........

along these same lines, did ANYBODY actually ever see the "dead" body of "Kenny Boy" - Kenneth Lay of ENRON fame and "acquaintance" of G W Bush?
Funny how these special people just seem to have "problems" when they are in a position to enlighten others regarding past "experiences."

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Reply #18)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 01:31 PM

22. I've always been suspicious of that one.

Another “convenient” “death.”

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Response to calimary (Reply #22)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 01:40 PM

25. I'm thinking........

there's probably some wonderful tropical island that would be a fun place to begin an investigation!

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Reply #18)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 01:46 PM

28. Yeah, and he was buried immediately or close to it.

Was that really Kenneth Lay? Is he in some foreign country?


Too convenient.

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #28)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 01:51 PM

29. I'm still "seeing an island"

with this tanned, "mellow" guy walking along and smiling, no worries in the world.............

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 01:23 PM

17. Giuliani probably has long fingers to crooked guards.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #17)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 01:30 PM

21. A-HA!!!!

Rudy earns another month's retainer!!!!!

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 01:30 PM

20. Good. There is no reason to not suspect foul play given everything else. We hgave already had

assassinations of Russians in the US in the past couple of years. Why would we be surprised if someone with Epstein's background were to meet the same fate in this environment?

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Response to KPN (Reply #20)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 09:40 PM

42. Yeah

While we don't know one way or another, the aparent jail suicide of someone who had dirt on a LOT of rich and powerful people defenitely needs looked at. And it should involve Congress considering his relationship with Trump, and other politicians/political figures.

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Response to Bradical79 (Reply #42)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 11:21 PM

44. Yup. Hope there are enough real patriots left

in the FBI to actually make a difference in what otherwise will be a whitewashing.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 01:34 PM

23. Were are officially a mafia run state.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 01:43 PM

27. Barr has also called for an investigation. Who wins?

Since Barr has called for one, can Congress also do so? Can Barr lock up the data/information? He's tricky that way.

The last thing the powerful want out are their names.

If Barr blocks any investigation by Congress, it is time to frog march Barr out the door. Impeach them both.

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #27)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 01:53 PM

30. WHAT!?

You're thinking that Barr wouldn't let us know any of what was discovered?

I'm shocked!!!!

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 02:01 PM

33. Is there anyone whose first thought was Epstein was "silenced" after reading

that Epstein committed suicide? Especially after all of the documents unsealed by the court the day before his "suicide".

Even with the strong case against him, based on his history Epstein would have thought he could buy his way out of it-not kill himself.

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Response to friend of m and j (Reply #33)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 02:09 PM

36. it was the first thought of many & with Barr in charge of that prison system there is good reason. n

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Response to friend of m and j (Reply #33)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 02:31 PM

38. There are DUers mocking those who question the Trump DoJ version of events

So yeah, there are some who just can’t see the bigger picture.

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #38)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 03:32 AM

45. Oh they see it well enough.

They just don’t want you to see it.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 02:06 PM

35. I think the list of the wealthy elite involved in that pedophile ring is longer than tRumps tie nt

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 02:32 PM

39. My Rep!

She is great.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 02:58 PM

40. DOJ: "It's our prison, and we claim executive privilege."

In 5 ... 4 ... 3 ....

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 09:24 PM

41. Time for an independent counsel to be appointed

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 09:49 PM

43. Honestly, I think he did commit suicide BUT...

who did he (Epstein) pay off to lift the suicide watch and how?

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 10:43 AM

46. .... "after he reportedly died of an apparent suicide." How pastel of an assessment.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 04:15 PM

47. Why kill himself? Trump could have pardoned him.

He was an arrogant, cocky jerk who probably thought he could get a minimal sentence again or buy his way out completely. If that failed, he could blackmail Trump to pardon him or release what he knows - if the Trump rape story of a 13 year old at Epstein's party is true.

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