For John, BLUF: He tried suicide two weeks ago and then tried again and it was missed by the Prison Guards. Something is wrong here. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From The Althouse Blog, by Professor Ann Althouse, 10 August 2018.
Here is the lede plus one:
ALSO: Back on July 24th, there was news of a suicide attempt by Epstein. I was dubious at the time. With a recent suicide attempt — by hanging, too — how was he kept in a way that would allow him to kill himself by hanging? He was so important as a person with knowledge of possible crimes by many other people — such important people — the government had an especially strong obligation to keep him alive.Then Professor Althouse presents these two Tweets:
PLUS: Who will believe this was truly suicide? The conspiracy theories will go on forever. This is like Jack Ruby shooting Lee Harvey Oswald. Even if Epstein directly sought and achieved his own death, the authorities apparently KNEW that he wanted to kill himself and therefore they caused the death by not stopping it. They were on notice and they let him do it. I infer they wanted him dead and got what they wanted, whether he killed himself or not.
AOC says: "We need answers. Lots of them."For sure, this, on top of the murder of Whitey Bulger, calls into question the Federal Prison System. Hat tip to Ann Althouse.
Then Congressman Matt Gaerz tweeted:Chairman @RepJerryNadler should prioritize a Judiciary investigation into how Jeffrey Epstein died in federal custody (in Nadler’s own neighborhood!) over the Kavanaugh confirmation (which already happened), and the Russia hoax (which never happened).
Regards — Cliff