WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- Several conspiracy theories surfaced following multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged suicide on Saturday, with most of them suggesting former President Bill Clinton’s connection to Epstein’s death.
- President Donald Trump seemed to agree, as he retweeted a post echoing the same sentiments.
- The convicted sex offender was placed on suicide watch last month but was reportedly taken off surveillance before his death.
President Donald Trump seemed to encourage the conspiracy theories surrounding multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged suicide on Saturday — he had shared a tweet suggesting former President Bill Clinton’s connection to Epstein’s death.
Self-described comedian Terrence K. Williams posted the original tweet along with video commentary and photos of Epstein and the Clintons. The tweet read, “Died of SUICIDE on 24/7 SUICIDE WATCH ? Yeah right! How does that happen. #JefferyEpstein had information on Bill Clinton & now he’s dead I see #TrumpBodyCount trending but we know who did this! RT if you’re not Surprised.”
Williams shared his disbelief in his video commentary, saying, “For some odd reason, people with information on the Clintons end up dead and they usually die from suicide. C’mon now.”
Several other social media users suggested the connection between the Clintons and Epstein. The convicted sex offender was a well-known acquaintance of the former president.
Trump shared the tweet even after Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., condemned the “immediate rush to spread conspiracy theories about someone” in another political party.
A prison incident last month had caused Epstein to be placed on suicide watch, as reported by the Associated Press. Bruises were found on Epstein’s neck. It is still unclear, however, if the bruises were caused by a suicide attempt or a fellow inmate.
But according to the AP, he was taken off suicide watch at the end of last month. A Bureau of Prisons spokesman also told the New York Post on Saturday that Epstein was not on suicide watch at the time of his death.
The well-connected financier was charged last month for federal sex trafficking. He was facing up to 45 years in jail.
The Justice Department announced on Saturday that it would investigate Epstein’s death.
Attorney General William Barr said that he “was appalled to learn” that Epstein’s death was “from an apparent suicide while in federal custody.”
Barr declared, “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.”
Source: FOX News