The death of Jeffrey Epstein has always felt suspicious, for several reasons. If he was in protective custody, why was he sharing a cell with a convicted murderer? Why were the guards both asleep instead of sleeping in shifts, as one would expect them to do if they were merely being negligent? And it was way too convenient that Epstein “committed suicide” right when it would have been the perfect time for him to cut a plea deal against Donald Trump and his other friends.
The two prison guards were criminally charged today for having falsified prison records to cover up for the fact that they were sleeping on the job. This part isn’t shocking. Their actions led to the death of a man, whether it be by suicide or murder, and then they broke the law in the name of trying to cover up their actions. The fact that Epstein didn’t deserve to live is irrelevant as far as the law is concerned. What is shocking is the other half of the Epstein storyline that’s developing today.
According to the Miami Herald, which has been leading the way in breaking the Epstein story all year, the Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons now says that the FBI is “looking at the possibility that a ‘criminal enterprise’ played a role in his suicide.” To be clear, two guards lazily sleeping on the job, and then faking records just to cover for their own negligence, would not count as a criminal enterprise. We’re talking about some kind of organized criminal effort to ensure that Epstein ended up dead.
To be clear, this new development still doesn’t implicate Donald Trump. For all we know, this could simply be a scenario in which the other inmate paid off the guards to sleep because he wanted to murder Jeffrey Epstein for being a child rapist. But there’s no getting around the fact that Trump’s friend Epstein died while in the custody of Trump’s Department of Justice – and now Epstein’s death is being investigated as a possible criminal conspiracy.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report