Saying the Justice Department "failed" and Jeffrey Epstein's co-conspirators think they might have "one last sweetheart deal," Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., wrote "heads must roll" in a letter to Attorney General William Barr.
"The Department of Justice failed, and today Jeffrey Epstein's co-conspirators think they
might have just gotten one last sweetheart deal," Sen. Sasse, chairman of the Senate Judiciary oversight subcommittee, wrote, imploring AG Barr's DOJ to make assurances that co-conspirator evidence is "secured" and not "squandered."
"Every single person in the Justice Department — from your Main Justice headquarters staff all the way to the night-shift jailer — knew that this man was a suicide risk, and that his dark secrets couldn't be allowed to die with him," Sasse wrote. "Given Epstein's previous attempted suicide, he should have been locked in a padded room under unbroken, 24/7, constant surveillance. Obviously, heads must roll."
Sen. Sasse's letter bullet-pointed four specific questions the AG "must answer the following urgent questions for the American people":
- Was Epstein ever placed on suicide watch?
- Was Epstein taken off suicide watch? Why?
- Can you confirm two investigations: one – the DOJ inspector general in the management of the prison; two – the FBI for any criminality in this death or prison mismanagement.
- "Can you certify that all other potential evidence that investigators were
pursuing relating to Epstein’s co-conspirators is being immediately secured by the
Department of Justice, so that no additional evidence or potential testimony is
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