Manhattan (U.S.), Aug 11 (Canadian-Media): Jeffrey Epstein’s apparent suicide at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan, United States (U.S.) has led to major investigations into the circumstances of his death, media reports said.
Epstein, 66, charged with federal sex trafficking and conspiracy charges, had been denied bail and faced up to 45 years in prison last month. He had pleaded not guilty awaited trial next year.
Wild theories and the hashtag #EpsteinMurder was trending worldwide emerged after the death of the financier, who was accused of sexually abusing young girls.
Danald Trump, President of U.S., retweeted a post that Epstein had killed himself and included the line “#JefferyEpstein had information on Bill Clinton & now he’s dead”.
“This is another example of our president using this position of public trust to attack his political enemies with unfounded conspiracy theories and also to try and force you and me and all of us to focus on his bizarre behaviour,” O’Rourke told CNN. “He’s changing the conversation if we allow him to do that then we will never be able to focus on the true problem, of which he is a part.”
Trump is among the powerful people who knew Epstein and once described him as a “terrific guy”.
It has been reported Epstein was previously on suicide watch for around a week last month.
An investigation into circumstances surrounding Epstein’s death would be done by FBI and the Department of Justice’s office of the inspector general.
The Republican senator Rick Scott of Florida, the state where some of Epstein’s alleged sexual abuse took place, suggested others might have been involved in Epstein’s death when he called on officials to explain what happened at the prison.
“The Federal Bureau of Prisons must provide answers on what systemic failures of the MCC Manhattan or criminal acts allowed this coward to deny justice to his victims,” he tweeted.