In a Thursday interview, journalist Bari Weiss asked former Attorney General Bill Barr if there’s any possibility that suicide wasn’t the true cause behind the death of convicted child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein.
Epstein was found dead in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center of Manhattan in 2019, apparently having killed himself. However, many have shown skepticism, given the strange circumstances of Epstein’s death, and theories have abounded that Epstein’s death wasn’t suicide, but murder.
In an interview released Thursday, Weiss asked Barr, “Is it possible that Jeffrey Epstein didn’t die by suicide?”
Barr’s one word reply was a simple “no.” he went on to tell Weiss that he would bet on Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis being elected president in 2024 if necessary. He said that his biggest regret was former President Trump’s unwillingness to take his advisers’ advice.
“He felt he knew better than everybody else so he didn’t follow anybody’s advice,” the former attorney general said of Trump. He also argued that Robert Mueller made a mistake in taking on the 2016 election interference investigation’s special counsel job, despite his honorable service record.
Epstein has been brought back into the spotlight again now that his former partner and accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell is behind bars. Maxwell was found guilty of five of the six charges against her at her sex-trafficking trial in December, and in June was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
The trial highlighted just how influential Epstein was, particularly within the lives of the rich and famous. In 2020, images emerged of former President Bill Clinton receiving a massage from one of Epstein’s victims Chauntae Davies.
Epstein was also admitted to the White House multiple times during the Clinton presidency and over the course of the presidency brought eight young girls with him at different times.
Epstein’s death has been a hotly contested topic as well. In January 2020, 60 minutes conducted an investigation into the death. They reported that “The New York City Medical Examiner’s Office ruled Epstein’s death a suicide by hanging, but a forensic pathologist who observed the four-hour autopsy on behalf of Epstein’s brother, Mark, tells 60 Minutes the evidence released so far points more to murder than suicide in his view.”
“Dr. Michael Baden’s key reason: the unusual fractures he saw in Epstein’s neck,” they wrote, quoting the pathologist. “‘There were fractures of the left, the right thyroid cartilage and the left hyoid bone,” Baden said. “I have never seen three fractures like this in a suicidal hanging.’”
Scroll down to leave a comment and share your thoughts.