Jeffrey Epstein, Accused Sex Trafficker, Dies By Suicide In Jail

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Jeffrey Epstein, Accused Sex Trafficker, Dies By Suicide In Jail
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There are some people who commit suicide because they are in the throes of a deep depression and, feeling helpless and unloved, take their own lives — and this is a tragedy. And there are still others who commit suicide because they don't want to be held accountable for their awful misdeeds — and it's hard to feel sorry for those types. Jeffrey Epstein, accused sex trafficker who helped supply underage girls to some of the most powerful men in the world — including Donald Trump — has committed suicide for, what seems like, the latter reason. Let's look at what else we know about his death. How did Jeffrey Epstein die?

1. He's a convicted pedophile. 

According to The Daily Beast, Jeffrey Epstein literally got away with some of the most heinous crimes against humanity thanks to the assistance of current Attorney General William Barr. Barr's father hired Epstein to teach at the Dalton School back in the 1970s, even though Epstein had no prior teaching experience. And, back in 2007, he worked out a "sweetheart deal" with the Federal government where he only served 18 months behind bars in the Palm Beach County Jail. And of those 18 months, the vast majority of it was spent on a "work release" program, where he was allowed to leave when he wanted for whatever reason he wanted. 

2. Jeffrey Epstein misappropriated mass amounts of money. 

According to USA Today, billionaire Leslie Wexner — who frequently did business with Epstein, though one shudders to think what that "business" entailed — says that the convicted sex offender misappropriated vast amounts of money. Wexner, whose L Brands company owns companies like Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works, said that this accusation "pales in comparison" to what he stood accused of recently. 

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3. He wasn't on suicide watch. 

According to Fox Business, Jeffrey Epstein — for whatever reason — was not on suicide watch at New York City's notorious Manhattan Correctional Center (MCC, also known as "The Tombs") when he was found dead in his cell. He was, however, sequestered in Special Housing, not General Population, out of fear that an inmate may "get him" when the guards weren't looking. 

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4. The conspiracy theories on Jeffrey Epstein's death are exploding all over the Internet. 

Because this is 2019, and social media is a thing, conspiracy theories surrounding Jeffrey Epstein's death are exploding all over the Internet. Both #ClintonBodyCount and #TrumpBodyCount are the top trending topics on Twitter, and there seems to be no relief in sight. 

"Many of the theories ventured into the realm of outlandish conjecture, amplified by conservative commentators and at least two Republican officials. Many people who have spent the last few years blaming the nation’s problems on either the Clinton or the Trump administrations found new reasons to pin Epstein’s death to their favorite targets — despite a complete lack of evidence at this point explaining how Epstein was able to kill himself. The conspiracies spanned a wide range of topics from Epstein’s connections to the Clinton family and President Donald Trump to fringe theories including QAnon. Others simply questioned the circumstances around Epstein’s death," said NBC News.

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5. Just one day before his death, the court documents surrounding his prosecution were unsealed — and most of his "clients" were revealed. 

In a chilling revelation, just one day before his death, Epstein's court documents surrounding his prosecution were all unsealed — and most of his "clients" were revealed. The end result, needless to say, was shocking. Alan Dershowitz, Donald Trump, Bill Clinton, and Prince Andrew were just a few of the many high profile men named in the lawsuit, according to The New York Daily News.

6. Jeffrey Epstein's death is not the end — because Congress wants answers.

Jeffrey Epstein's death is not "the end" of the story — far from the case. In fact, Congress is demanding a full inquiry into Epstein's death, and they want a full inquiry into his charges, as well. 

"In the immediate wake of news from New York City officials Saturday morning that disgraced billionaire and high-profile political donor Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide in his Manhattan jail cell overnight, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez indicated it will be up to lawmakers and others to demand a full accounting of what happened to the man accused of operating a sophisticated sex trafficking ring that catered to the nation's rich and powerful. "We need answers," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. "Lots of them," reported Common Dreams. 

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