Attorney General William Barr said Monday that there were “serious irregularities” at the Manhattan federal jail where accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein apparently killed himself over the weekend.
“We will get to the bottom of this,” Barr vowed in blistering remarks at a police event in New Orleans, “and there will be accountability.”
Barr, who said in a statement over the weekend that he was “appalled” by Epstein’s death, also fired a warning shot to anyone who may have been involved in the wealthy financier’s suicide. “Any co-conspirators should not rest easy,” Barr said. “The victims deserve justice and they will get it.”
NEW: Attorney General Barr on Jeffrey Epstein: “We are now learning of serious irregularities at this facility that are deeply concerning and demand a thorough investigation.” https://t.co/COcnZV13pc pic.twitter.com/F9eKszn9hH
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