U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr On Epstein’s Death: “We are Learning of Serious Irregularities At This Facility”
Attorney General Bill Barr made a statement Monday morning at the National Fraternal Order of Police’s conference about the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Lower Manhattan which held Jeffrey Epstein.
Barr told the public, “I was appalled – indeed, the entire Department was – and frankly angry, to learn of the MCC’s failure to adequately secure this prisoner. We are now learning of serious irregularities at this facility that are deeply concerning and that demand a thorough investigation.”
The U.S. Attorney General also warned anyone who was involved with Epstein’s crimes, “Any co-conspirators should not rest easy. The victims deserve justice and they will get it.”
NEW: Attorney General Bill Barr says he was "appalled" and "angry" at the failure to "adequately secure" Jeffrey Epstein.— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) August 12, 2019
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The high security prison where Epstein committed suicide held some of the most notorious high risk inmates including Joaquin Guzman Loera, aka El Chapo, Bernard L. Madoff —the orchestrator of a $20 million Ponzi scheme, and Ramzi Ahmed Yousef—the man responsible for the World Trade Center bombing in 1993. The Manhattan prison has been called tougher than Guantánamo Bay, but somehow Jeffrey Epstein still managed to commit suicide.
The DOJ released a transcript of AG Barr’s speech.