I’ve long tried to avoid taking a definitive position on whether Jeffrey Epstein really committed suicide, and whether Bill Barr was behind it all. One way or another, the truth was going to come out eventually, and why pretend to know for sure in the meantime? But Barr hasn’t exactly helped his case on his way out the door.
During his final days as Attorney General, Bill Barr obsessively put as many death row inmates to death as possible. Most of them were Black, which was one final reminder that Barr was a straight up racist. But it also proved that Barr felt perfectly justified in killing people in order to further his deranged goals.
In other words, if Bill Barr had it in him to obsessively kill a bunch of Black people to further his racism, then he at least theoretically had it in him to kill Jeffrey Epstein in order to further his desire to protect Trump and maintain his own position of power.
Again, the real Epstein story will come out one way or the other. The kind of conspiracy required to have Epstein murdered, and make it look like a suicide, would have involved enough people that sooner or later one of them will decide it’s in their own personal best interest to talk about it. I’m just saying that Bill Barr’s recent killing spree isn’t exactly helping his case when it comes to his insistence that he had nothing to do with Epstein’s death.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report