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Suicide? Murder? Escape (Spirited away)? Regardless, Epstein “departed” prison and can’t stand trial: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_expressions_related_to_death
Sasse Statement on Epstein Suicide
August 10, 2019
U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Oversight Subcommittee who called for Jeffrey Epstein to be held without bail, released the following statement regarding Epstein’s suicide.

 “As a private matter, our house is praying for both Epstein’s family and the many women who were denied justice in this life. But as a matter of public policy, the government has failed these girls yet again. It is inexcusable that this rapist was not under constant suicide watch. These victims deserved to face their serial abuser in court.”

Background: 

Since 2018, Sasse has repeatedly pushed the DOJ to investigate the sweetheart deal that Epstein received.

 On January 15, 2019, during his confirmation hearing, William Barr, the President’s nominee for Attorney General, publicly committed to making sure that the DOJ responded to Senator Sasse’s questions into the Epstein case and that they would prioritize the prosecution of sex-trafficking.

 In February, at Sasse’s insistence, the Department of Justice opened an investigation into its handling of Epstein, who was charged with running a child sex trafficking ring in New York and Florida, among other locations.
Permalink: https://www.sasse.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/2019/8/sasse-statement-on-epstein-suicide

Notice the overlap:
William Barr “From 1973 to 1977, Barr was employed by the CIA, initially for a short period as a China analyst, then in the legislative affairs sectionhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Barr
William Barr’s father, Donald, was in the CIA predecessor the OSS. Donald was head of Dalton School from 1964-74: https://archive.li/27oXs
Jeffrey Epstein, taught at Dalton school from 1973-75, and so was apparently hired by Donald Barr. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalton_School

William P. Barr was born on May 23, 1950 in New York City. Mr. Barr received his A.B. in government from Columbia University in 1971 and his M.A. in government and Chinese studies in 1973. From 1973 to 1977, he served in the Central Intelligence Agency before receiving his J.D. with highest honors from George Washington University Law School in 1977“. https://www.justice. gov/ag/bio/barr-william-pelham

Update note: Article alleging that Epstein didn’t start teaching until 1974, and debating if Donald Barr hired him or not. It is still believed that Barr hired Epstein shortly before he left: https://archive.li/https://www.thedailybeast.com/jeffrey-epstein-dodged-questions-about-sex-with-his-dalton-prep-school-students

Seems like a poor choice of words in the context:
Sasse to Department of Justice: “Heads Must Roll”
August 10, 2019
U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Oversight Subcommittee, wrote to Attorney General Bill Barr, demanding that the Department of Justice investigate Jeffrey Epstein’s apparent suicide and fire those who let this happen.



“The Department of Justice failed, and today Jeffrey Epstein’s co-conspirators think they might have just gotten one last sweetheart deal,” wrote Sasse. “Every single person in the Justice Department — from your Main Justice headquarters staff all the way to the night-shift jailer — knew that this man was a suicide risk, and that his dark secrets couldn’t be allowed to die with him. Given Epstein’s previous attempted suicide, he should have been locked in a padded room under unbroken, 24/7, constant surveillance.

Obviously, heads must roll. ”

Sasse’s letter is available here and found below.



Dear General Barr,

           

This morning, Jeffrey Epstein, the wealthy American financier indicted on numerous charges for running an international child sex trafficking ring, was found dead by apparent suicide. Epstein was being held in federal Bureau of Prisons custody after a federal judge denied him bail.

Disturbingly, his suicide occurred after an incident less than three weeks ago when he was found injured and semi-conscious in his cell from a possible suicide attempt. News reporting indicates that he was then placed on suicide watch but may have been taken off suicide watch before today’s events.



The Department of Justice failed, and today Jeffrey Epstein’s co-conspirators think they might have just gotten one last sweetheart deal. Every single person in the Justice Department — from your Main Justice headquarters staff all the way to the night-shift jailer — knew that this man was a suicide risk, and that his dark secrets couldn’t be allowed to die with him.



Given Epstein’s previous attempted suicide, he should have been locked in a padded room under unbroken, 24/7, constant surveillance. Obviously, heads must roll.

During your nomination process, you committed to me to ensuring that justice would be done for his victims. I was pleased to see the Department open an investigation into the mishandling of the ridiculous 2008 non-prosecution agreement, and then the decision to bring subsequent charges against Epstein. Knowing this monster’s history of thwarting justice, I also called for him to be held without bail upon his July 6 arrest.



It should have been abundantly clear that Epstein would go to any lengths to avoid being held accountable for his crimes, including by killing himself. Being responsible for Epstein’s custody and prosecution, the Department of Justice should not have allowed this to happen. His death not only deprives his victims of the opportunity to confront him in court and to see him held accountable for his crimes, but also makes it harder to unravel his ring and to hold accountable the many other powerful men who raped and exploited these children. 



The Department must answer the following urgent questions for the American people:


1. Was Epstein in fact placed on suicide watch following his previous possible suicide attempt?


2. If so, was Epstein taken off suicide watch prior to his apparent suicide this morning? And if so, why?


3. Can you confirm that you are ordering two investigations: one — presumably Inspector General investigation — into the Bureau of Prison’s mismanagement of the incarceration of Epstein; and another — presumably FBI investigation — into any possible criminal activity surrounding this mismanagement? 


4. Can you certify that all other potential evidence that investigators were pursuing relating to Epstein’s co-conspirators is being immediately secured by the Department of Justice, so that no additional evidence or potential testimony is also squandered?

 Thank you in advance for your resolve to pursue justice in this matter.



Sincerely, 

Ben Sasse 
United States Senator
Permalink: https://www.sasse.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/2019/8/sasse-to-department-of-justice-heads-must-roll

HT: https://flyingcuttlefish.wordpress.com/2019/08/10/the-shot-heard-round-the-world/