A question that @paddysiochain has asked needs to be answered: Is it even possible that Jeffrey Epstein was an actual suicide? Sure it is. Anyone remember the Baader-Meinhof gang? German terrorists of the Seventies, a cross between Antifa and the Manson family. Their leaders were caught and mysteriously committed suicide in jail. Almost everyone who’s seen the subsequent evidence says that it’s airtight: they really did commit suicide. But they were so high profile, and suicide seemingly so improbable, that on that day and for decades after, the hard Left and the hard Right don’t believe it.
Epstein’s world collapsed faster and more comprehensively than Harvey Weinstein’s. After his arrest, he was incredulous that he wasn’t offered a bail deal. He’d never see freedom again, let alone Lolita Island. Yes, I could see him as a suicide. Maybe. But…
When NYPD turned someone over to Federal custody (a rare experience for a uniformed officer), the MCC is where they were processed; it’s relatively modern. The high-profile guys are kept in 10 South, where the lights and CCTV cameras are on 24/7.
If after all this publicity Epstein wasn’t in 10 South, either people were idiots or money changed hands somewhere. If this was murder: However much it was, it ain’t going to be enough. Not this time. Some jailers are going to jail, and there’s not going to be any “Shawshank” payoff when they get out. Which prison psych took him off suicide watch? Which prison official put him in a cell without cameras? I’d seize and scan the socials, bank statements, etc., of MCC staff top to bottom. When I said this in the PIT, @Django replied, “I’m even more cynical than you are, Gary. I’d look, sometime, in the near future, for a guard whose performance evaluations went from mediocre to superstar and who got an unexpected promotion and substantial raise.”
The Dems had far more reason to “off” Epstein than the GOP. But let’s not brush away an unpleasant fact: This is not an NYC problem, it’s a federal facility, Attorney General Barr was in charge. I know, the bureaucracy, the permanent government, etc., etc. – but even if the Deep Blue bureaucracy was 15 levels deep, the AG could have picked up the phone and said, like every pundit in America was yelling, “If anything happens to this guy, your [butt] is on the line – no excuses, no mercy.” There’s no sign he did so. If this had been AG Rudy Giuliani, he would have moved his office staff to the MCC just to keep an eye on them. Does this make President Trump a conspirator? Of course not. But murder or suicide, some of his appointees showed total incompetence, with nobody to hand it off to. They let this happen and some of them better suffer for it.
There are about a dozen, maybe a hundred ways they could have kept him alive. Sure, none are ever perfect, but let ’em try. I’ve mentioned that they have a unit with constant video surveillance. They could have put that camera on a net feed. If I’d been AG Barr I would have ordered that, and quietly ordered a rotating squad of loyalists to monitor the feed 24/7 in shifts.
As Adm. Rickover said, “You can delegate authority. You cannot delegate responsibility.”Published in