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On Saturday, when it was announced that convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein had died in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in Manhattan, Attorney General William Barr issued a statement saying he was “appalled” to learn that Epstein was dead:
“I was appalled to learn that Jeffrey Epstein was found dead early this morning from an apparent suicide while in federal custody. Mr. Epstein’s death raises serious questions that must be answered. In addition to the FBI’s investigation, I have consulted with the Inspector General who is opening an investigation into the circumstances of Mr. Epstein’s death.”
On Saturday, Trump retweeted conspiracy theories accusing former President Bill Clinton of having Epstein eliminated, though he failed to provide a shred of proof to back his claims.
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