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Wed Aug 21, 2019, 05:50 PM

At least eight jail officials knew Jeffrey Epstein was not to be left alone in cell

Source: Washington Post

National Security
At least eight jail officials knew Jeffrey Epstein was not to be left alone in cell

By Devlin Barrett
August 21 at 5:31 PM

At least eight Bureau of Prisons staffers knew that strict instructions had been given not to leave multimillionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein alone in his cell, yet the order was apparently ignored in the 24 hours leading up to his death, according to people familiar with the matter.

The fact that so many prison officials were aware of the directive — not just low-level correctional officers, but supervisors and managers — has alarmed investigators assessing what so far appears to be a stunning failure to follow instructions, these people said, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss ongoing investigations. They declined to identify the eight.

Investigators suspect that at least some of these individuals also knew Epstein had been left alone in a cell before he died, and they are working to determine the extent of such knowledge, these people said, cautioning that the apparent disregard for the instruction does not necessarily mean there was criminal conduct. The explanation, they said, could be simpler and sadder — bureaucratic incompetence spanning multiple individuals and ranks within the organization.

The Bureau of Prisons declined to comment.
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Devlin Barrett writes about national security and law enforcement for The Washington Post. He has previously worked at the Wall Street Journal, the Associated Press and the New York Post, where he started as a copy boy. Follow https://twitter.com/DevlinBarrett

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Reply At least eight jail officials knew Jeffrey Epstein was not to be left alone in cell (Original post)
mahatmakanejeeves Aug 21 OP
rurallib Aug 21 #1
bluestarone Aug 21 #2
Kensan Aug 21 #7
brush Aug 21 #3
duforsure Aug 21 #4
Evolve Dammit Aug 21 #5
Hekate Aug 21 #6
Kid Berwyn Aug 21 #8
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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 06:27 PM

1. I hope somebody gets scared and talks

and the house of cards just falls apart.

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Response to rurallib (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 06:30 PM

2. You don't know how much i would love this!!

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let it happen!

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Response to rurallib (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 08:17 PM

7. Cue up the clip from "A Few Good Men"....

to paraphrase:

I just have one more question...you testified that your orders are always followed. Why would Epstein be in any danger?

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 06:33 PM

3. Eight high-ranking people knew he was not to be left alone but there may have not...

been any criminal conduct, just bureaucratic incompetence spanning multiple individuals.

Yeah, sure, right.

Anyone still arguing that this was simply a suicide?

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 07:13 PM

4. Where are calls

For Barr's resignation for not being able to do his job, lying to Congress, obstruction , and conspiracy, and his Epstein involvement allowing this to happen?

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 07:20 PM

5. So who was powerful enough to have everyone stand down? Hmmm...

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 07:54 PM

6. The photo of Epstein being carted off to prison looked like he was staring Death in the face...

Everything about the Age of Trump has engendered such cynicism in me that I was not sure if he was puttng on an act for sympathy.

Now I think he really was staring at his death, one way or another. We will always wonder if he did it himself or if someone else did an expert job of making it appear so. But he knew.


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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 09:09 PM

8. That's why the suicide was met with a chorus of faux surprise.

Eight bigwigs knew, yet didn’t do what they were supposed to do.

So... make sure everybody else does their duty.

Two sleepy guards. Faked logs. No video footage. No testimony from the head of an international sex blackmail ring who said he had incriminating information on rich and powerful people.

Mission accomplished.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 08:28 AM

9. It's called dereliction of duty in the military.

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