The FBI has admitted that they are looking at possible criminal elements being involved in the supposed suicide of known pedophile billionaire, Jeffrey Epstein.
Federal investigators who have been probing the death of Jeffrey Epstein are looking into whether a “criminal enterprise” may have played a role, the Bureau of Prisons’ director revealed during testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Kathleen Hawk Sawyer, who described the death as a “black eye on the entire Bureau of Prisons,” made the admission when questioned by Sen. Lindsey Graham. “With a case this high profile, there has got to be either a major malfunction of the system or criminal enterprise at the foot to allow this to happen. So are you looking at both? Is the FBI looking at both?” the South Carolina Republican asked.
“The FBI is involved and they are looking at a criminal enterprise, yes,” Sawyer responded.
As you know, New York City’s medical examiner ruled that the convicted sex offender took his own life inside his Manhattan federal prison cell on Aug. 10. But, many dispute that conclusion, including legendary New York medical examiner, Michael Baden.
The Judiciary Committee hearing began a couple of hours before it was announced that two prison guards on duty during the night Epstein killed, himself were being charged with falsifying records and conspiring to make false records.
When Graham asked Sawyer how something like Epstein could have happened, she said “the whole situation is still under the investigation of the FBI and the Inspector General’s Office and I’m really not at liberty to discuss specifics of this case.”
“I can discuss issues around institutional operations, but I can’t specifically talk about that particular issue,” she noted.
Maybe “Something Far Worse” Happened
Later in the hearing, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, lamented how Epstein died “before he had a chance to testify about his crimes, about his wrongdoings and about the other powerful men who were complicit” in his sexual abuse of underage women.
“That was a moment that shocked this country,” he told Sawyer. “There were powerful men who wanted Jeffrey Epstein silenced. As I see it there are two — and only two — possibilities for what happened with Jeffrey Epstein,” Cruz continued.
“No. 1, there was gross negligence and a total failure of BOP to do its job with a prisoner on suicide watch that led to Epstein committing suicide,” he said. “Or No. 2, something far worse happened, that it was not suicide but rather a homicide carried out by a person or persons who wanted Epstein silenced. Either one of those is completely unacceptable. Both of those are profound indictments of BOP and our federal incarceration system.”