Bill Barr Tried To Play Off Epstein’s Death By Claiming He Was ‘Appalled’, The Internet Didn’t Buy It
Attorney General William Barr claimed to be “appalled” after learning of the death of child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein.
According to reports, Epstein was found dead in a federal facility in Manhattan on Saturday morning of an apparent suicide. Reports also revealed that Epstein was not under constant watch.
Barr’s statement following the discovery read:
16. NEWS: In a statement, AG William Barr says that he was "appalled" to learn that Epstein died of an apparent suicide while in federal custody.
AG Barr confirms the FBI is investigating Epstein's death and that the Inspector General has also opened up an investigation pic.twitter.com/erKTBEZKxm
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) August 10, 2019
But Barr’s statements weren’t bought by the public, who called him out for attempting to hide something.
Here’s how the world reacted:
Epstein was NOT on suicide watch at the time of his death, NBC News reports.
Wouldn’t someone *very* high up the chain of command be required to make the decision to end Epstein’s suicide watch? https://t.co/UKBfgmNarZ
— Eugenia Stonecroft (@EugeniaStonecr1) August 10, 2019
Was he also appalled to learn the DOJ was suppressing a white supremacist report? Or that his 4 page memo grossly mischaracterized the Mueller report?
Nothing Barr says is to be trusted.
— Terminate and Stay Resident (@mark_earnest) August 10, 2019
Problem is we can't trust a word Barr allegedly "says". He has destroyed the credibility of DOJ.
— Truth Matters (@PApynys) August 10, 2019
Epstein didn’t “commit suicide” – someone wanted to shut him up for good.
— Pepper (@PepperGii) August 10, 2019
So we’ll get a report in about 7 years
— ed (@eleventy17) August 10, 2019
Like folks are gonna believe anything that comes out of DOJ while he's AG.
— Political MoneyLine (@pml_tray) August 10, 2019
JUST IN: Barr misrepresented Mueller’s findings in the report and will lie to us about Epstein’s death. (Fixed it for you.)
— M'Lynn (@KirbAnne) August 10, 2019
— Eliza (@CatandCakeLover) August 10, 2019
guys guys settle down I’m sure William Barr is hard at work on a summary of the Epstein suicide
— shauna (@goldengateblond) August 10, 2019
Federal custody of Epstein was overseen by **these notes here** William Barr. ‘Shady’ doesn’t even begin to describe this. https://t.co/O3Z4RhyXsw
— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) August 10, 2019
Bullshit meter is working overtime today.
— GirlInterrupted (@ZFrosty1) August 10, 2019
Did Barr mention that his father hired Epstein to a teaching position that he was not qualified for?
— Ä@Ä (@ClearingTheAbwa) August 10, 2019
And then he laughed and winked, right?
— Paula Bruno, PhD, LAc (@2HeartsWellness) August 10, 2019