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Trump blasts ‘wacko comedian’ Bill Maher on Twitter, alleges he lied about El Paso visit

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President Trump had strong words for comedian Bill Maher, who Trump accused Saturday of making “sooo many” false statements.

“Got to see, by accident, wacko comedian Bill Maher’s show – So many lies,” Trump tweeted.

Trump specifically objected to Maher’s claim that survivors of last week’s mass shooting in El Paso, Texas refused to meet with the president when he visited the city on Wednesday.

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According to the El Paso Times, at least five patients refused to meet with Trump on Wednesday. Three others were unable due to their poor condition or a language barrier.

The Times reported that Trump met with family members of three survivors “for nearly two hours after most objected to seeing him.” The following day, Maher joked in a tweet that patients who were asked if they wanted to meet the president said “el paso.”

Maher has previously predicted that Trump will win re-election in 2020 barring an economic recession, a prospect the comedian openly rooted for on his HBO show “Real Time” last week.

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When a guest reminded Maher of the job losses that would result from a recession, Maher answered: “I know, but it’s worth it.”

Trump responded to that prediction Saturday, and added that Maher would pay a much higher tax rate if he lost his bid for reelection.

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“He is right about one thing, though,” Trump tweeted. “I will win again in 2020. Otherwise, he pays 95% in taxes!”

Trump also addressed Maher’s claim that he was taking a vacation and not being very productive as president. “Said I was on vacation. Wrong! Long planned fix up of W.H., stay here rather than … cause big disruption by going to Manhattan. Working almost all of the time, including evenings. Don’t have to be in W.H. to do that.”

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Social media personality ‘Real Tarzann’ arrested on burglary, battery charges in Florida

A Florida man known on social media as “The Real Tarzann” for his apparent connection with wild animals is facing burglary and battery charges after he was arrested Friday.

Jail records show that Michael Holston, 25, has been charged with burglary with assault or battery, felony battery, and misdemeanor battery. He was being held without bond.

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Michael Holston, famous online for his wildlife content, is facing battery charges.  (Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation)

The circumstances surrounding Holston’s arrest were not immediately clear. However, WPLG reported that a judge ordered him to stay away from two men. The station identified one of the men, Jason Leon, as a South Florida python hunter who caught a 17-foot-long snake at Big Cypress National Preserve in 2017.

Holston is known online as a wildlife advocate, boasting 5.8 million Instagram followers and more than 510,000 YouTube subscribers. His Instagram page shows his numerous interactions with wild animals, including giraffes, lions, and sharks.

After of Saturday afternoon, Holston’s Twitter account, which had 41,600 followers, was suspended.

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Holston previously worked with Miami-Dade’s Zoological Wildlife Foundation, where he filmed some of his videos. The organization told the Miami Herald it was “very surprised at Holston behaved” the day of his arrest, but declined to elaborate.

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Jeffrey Epstein was not on suicide watch before death, official says

Jeffrey Epstein was not on suicide watch when he apparently killed himself in the New York jail where he was being held on child sex trafficking charges, a spokesman for the Federal Bureau of Prisons told the New York Post Saturday.

Lee Plourde told the Post that Epstein, 66, was not “currently” on suicide watch, but declined to give further details. The Associated Press reported that Epstein had been taken off suicide watch at the end of July, adding that he had been placed on watch and given daily psychiatric evaluations following an incident in which he was found with bruising on his neck. It remains unclear whether those injuries were the result of an assault or a suicide attempt.

The wealthy financier was found unresponsive in his cell Saturday morning at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan, officials said. Epstein was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Epstein had been denied bail and faced up to 45 years in prison on federal sex trafficking and conspiracy charges. He was accused of trafficking underage girls for sex and had pleaded not guilty.

The Bureau of Prisons confirmed that he had been housed in the jail’s Special Housing Unit, a heavily secured part of the facility that separates high-profile inmates from the general population. Until recently, the same unit had been home to the Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, who is now serving a life sentence at the so-called Supermax prison in Colorado.

The disclosure that Epstein was not on suicide watch is likely to further infuriate his alleged victims as well as public officials who have demanded a full investigation into his death. It is also expected to increase questions about how how the Bureau of Prisons ensures the welfare of such high-profile inmates. In October, Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger was killed in a federal prison in West Virginia where had just been transferred.

“Unequivocally, he should have been on active suicide watch and therefore under direct and constant supervision,” former federal prison warden Cameron Lindsay told the AP, adding that if Epstein’s suicide is confirmed, it would represent “an unfortunate and shocking failure.”

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This July 1, 2019 photo shows the Metropolitan Correctional Center, in New York. Financier Jeffrey Epstein died by suicide while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges in New York, a former law enforcement official said Saturday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, asked Attorney General William Barr in a letter Saturday to investigate the death.

“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.

On Friday, more than 2,000 pages of documents were released related to a since-settled lawsuit against Epstein’s ex-girlfriend by Virginia Giuffre, one of Epstein’s accusers. The records contain graphic allegations against Epstein, as well as the transcript of a 2016 deposition of Epstein in which he repeatedly refused to answer questions to avoid incriminating himself.

Sigrid McCawley, Giuffre’s attorney, said Epstein’s suicide less than 24 hours after the documents were unsealed “is no coincidence.” McCawley urged authorities to continue their investigation, focusing on Epstein associates who she said “participated and facilitated Epstein’s horrifying sex trafficking scheme.”

Other accusers and their lawyers reacted to the news with frustration that the financier won’t have to face them in court.

“We have to live with the scars of his actions for the rest of our lives, while he will never face the consequences of the crimes he committed the pain and trauma he caused so many people,” accuser Jennifer Araoz said in a statement.

Brad Edwards, a Florida lawyer for nearly two dozen other accusers, said that “this is not the ending anyone was looking for.”

“The victims deserved to see Epstein held accountable, and he owed it to everyone he hurt to accept responsibility for all of the pain he caused,” Edwards said in a statement.

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Epstein was arrested July 6 over allegations that he abused young girls from 2002 to 2005 in his Upper East Side townhouse and his Palm Beach, Florida mansion.

Prosecutors said that victims would be escorted to a room with a massage table where they would perform massages on Epstein. Investigators also found a trove of photos depicting nude and seminude young women and girls.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Trump retweets conspiracy theory implying Clintons linked to Epstein death

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President Trump added fuel to the conspiracy theories surrounding multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein’s apparent suicide on Saturday when he retweeted a post that implied former President Bill Clinton was linked to Epstein’s death.

The tweet came from self-described comedian Terrence K. Williams who echoed many on social media in suggesting a connection between the Clintons and Epstein, who previously was an acquaintance of the former president.

“Died of SUICIDE on 24/7 SUICIDE WATCH ? Yeah right! How does that happen,” the tweet read, alongside a photo of Epstein and one of the Clintons. “#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.”

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Trump’s tweet came shortly after Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., pushed back on the “immediate rush to spread conspiracy theories about someone” in another political party.

Williams’ video argued that “for some odd reason, people with information on the Clintons end up dead and they usually die from suicide.” “C’mon now,” he continued incredulously on the video.

The Associated Press reported that Epstein had been placed on suicide watch after an incident last month in which Epstein was found with bruising on his neck, though it has never been made clear whether those injuries were the result of a suicide attempt or an assault by a fellow inmate. However, a Bureau of Prisons spokesman told the New York Post Saturday that Epstein was not on suicide watch at the time of his death and AP reported he had been taken off suicide watch at the end of last month.

The well-connected financier was indicted last month on federal sex trafficking charges and faced up to 45 years in prison.

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On Saturday, Trump’s Justice Department announced it would pursue an investigation into Epstein’s death. “I was appalled to learn that Jeffrey Epstein was found dead early this morning from an apparent suicide while in federal custody. Mr. Epstein’s death raises serious questions that must be answered,” Attorney General William Barr said.

“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.”

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Russia nuclear agency says 5 dead in missile test explosion

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Russia‘s nuclear agency said Saturday that five of its employees were killed earlier this week when a rocket engine exploded during a missile test at a military base in the far northern Arkhangelsk region.

Russia’s Defense Ministry initially said that said two people died in Thursday’s explosion and four were injured, including servicemen and civilian engineers. It was not immediately clear if the five fatalities cited in a Saturday statement by Rosatom were all in addition to the previously reported deaths.

In addition to the five deaths, Rosatom said three of its employees were treated for burns. The test took place on a sea platform during a period of work related to the engineering and technical support of “isotopic power sources” in a “liquid propulsion system,” the agency said.

RUSSIAN PHARMACIES REPORT RISE IN IODINE SALES NEAR SITE OF MYSTERIOUS MILITARY EXPLOSION

Following the blast, the victims were delivered to a specialized medical institution where Rosatom says they’re being provided with the necessary care.

“A bright memory of our comrades will forever live in our hearts,” Rosatom said.

The explosion led to radiation levels spiking up to 20 times above normal in the nearby city of Severodvinsk for about a half an hour, according to the Guardian. The defense ministry initially reported that no radiation change was detected, but officials in Severodvinsk later contradicted those claims in a statement that was taken down on Friday without explanation.

FRESH BLAST AT RUSSIAN ARMS DEPOT DAYS AFTER MASSIVE EXPLOSIONS

Reuters, citing Russian news agencies, reported that the rocket’s fuel caught fire after the test, causing it to detonate, with the subsequent explosion throwing several people into the sea. The injured included ministry employees and civilian contractors, although the names and locations of the have not been confirmed. It’s also not clear which type of rocket or fuel type was used, however, President Vladimir Putin had said that Russia developed a nuclear engine for long-range missiles.

Local media has also reported that local residents have been stocking up on iodine, which helps to reduce the effects of radiation exposure.

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“On behalf of the huge team of Rosatom, we express our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims,” Rosatom said. “Their families will be assisted and supported.”

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Russia nuclear agency says 5 dead in missile test explosion

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Russia‘s nuclear agency said Saturday that five of its employees were killed earlier this week when a rocket engine exploded during a missile test at a military base in the far northern Arkhangelsk region.

Russia’s Defense Ministry initially said that said two people died in Thursday’s explosion and four were injured, including servicemen and civilian engineers. It was not immediately clear if the five fatalities cited in a Saturday statement by Rosatom were all in addition to the previously reported deaths.

In addition to the five deaths, Rosatom said three of its employees were treated for burns. The test took place on a sea platform during a period of work related to the engineering and technical support of “isotopic power sources” in a “liquid propulsion system,” the agency said.

RUSSIAN PHARMACIES REPORT RISE IN IODINE SALES NEAR SITE OF MYSTERIOUS MILITARY EXPLOSION

Following the blast, the victims were delivered to a specialized medical institution where Rosatom says they’re being provided with the necessary care.

“A bright memory of our comrades will forever live in our hearts,” Rosatom said.

The explosion led to radiation levels spiking up to 20 times above normal in the nearby city of Severodvinsk for about a half an hour, according to the Guardian. The defense ministry initially reported that no radiation change was detected, but officials in Severodvinsk later contradicted those claims in a statement that was taken down on Friday without explanation.

FRESH BLAST AT RUSSIAN ARMS DEPOT DAYS AFTER MASSIVE EXPLOSIONS

Reuters, citing Russian news agencies, reported that the rocket’s fuel caught fire after the test, causing it to detonate, with the subsequent explosion throwing several people into the sea. The injured included ministry employees and civilian contractors, although the names and locations of the have not been confirmed. It’s also not clear which type of rocket or fuel type was used, however, President Vladimir Putin had said that Russia developed a nuclear engine for long-range missiles.

Local media has also reported that local residents have been stocking up on iodine, which helps to reduce the effects of radiation exposure.

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“On behalf of the huge team of Rosatom, we express our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims,” Rosatom said. “Their families will be assisted and supported.”

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Ohio man who posted that AOC ‘should be shot’ arrested on weapons charges

An Ohio man who posted to Facebook that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez “should be shot” was arrested Thursday on weapons charges, federal officials said.

Timothy James Ireland Jr, 41, of Toledo, is charged with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm, one count of being a fugitive in possession of a firearm and one count of making interstate threats, the Justice Department said in a statement Friday.

Authorities say that on July 23, someone sent the Capitol Police a screenshot of a Facebook post linked to Ireland that featured a news story about the New York Democrat with a caption that read: “She should be shot. Can’t fire me, my employer would load the gun for me.”

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Timothy Ireland, 41, is charged with threatening  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., over Facebook and weapons charges. (Lucas County Jail)

“There is absolutely no place in the marketplace of ideas for threats of violence against any person, especially those who are elected to represent the American people,” U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio Justin Herdman said in a statement. “Disagreement on political issues cannot lead to acts of violence, and if it does, we will seek federal prison time.”

When interviewed by investigators over the phone last week, Ireland said he was “very proud” of the post and noted that he carries concealed firearms, goes hunting and that he has guns for sport, according to a criminal complaint.

Ireland also said that “Everyone that he knows has guns,” the complaint said.

Capitol Police and agents with Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives searched Ireland’s home on Thursday, finding three rounds of .32-caliber ammunition and four rounds of .45-caliber ammunition.

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A background check revealed Ireland had outstanding warrants for failing to appear in a Sarasota, Fla. court on a charge of violating his probation and failing to appear in court for a marijuana possession charge in Cook, County Ga., authorities say. The complaint adds that in October 1996, Ireland was also convicted in Florida of four felony counts of dealing in stolen property.

Ocasio-Cortez has said she has been the target of numerous death threats since taking office. Last month, two Louisiana police officers were fired for suggesting on Facebook that she be shot.

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Jim Daly: ‘The Hunt’ cancelation is welcome news – murdering political opponents isn’t entertaining or funny

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Responding to overwhelming criticism, Universal Pictures announced Saturday it has canceled the planned September release of the film “The Hunt” about liberals hunting conservative “Deplorables” who fit the description of supporters of President Trump.

In a statement, a Universal Pictures spokesperson said “the studio has decided to cancel our plans to release the film … we understand that now is not the right time to release this film.”

The cancelation is a victory for common sense and decency. The film – called “a satirical social thriller” by the studio – sounded thoroughly disgusting.

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There is nothing funny about murdering innocent people. It shouldn’t have taken the tragic mass murders in Ohio and Texas last weekend to make that obvious fact even more obvious.

“The Hunt” was supposed to satirize the ongoing culture war between liberal elites and Deplorables – the insulting term Hillary Clinton coined for some supporters of then-presidential candidate Donald Trump.

A lot of the buzz surrounding the movie stems from a violent and bloody two-and-a-half-minute trailer that was released several days ago.

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Understandably, initial reaction to the trailer centered on the horrific callousness and immorality of hunting and killing people for their ideologically conservative beliefs. It’s quite jarring to see.

The trailer seemed to be tapping into the same sort of anger and sense of disenfranchisement that many believe led to Trump’s populist rise.

There is nothing funny about murdering innocent people. It shouldn’t have taken the tragic mass murders in Ohio and Texas last weekend to make that obvious fact even more obvious.

Imagine the protests if the film had taken a different tack and portrayed Trump supporters hunting down supporters of one of the Democratic presidential candidates. The protests would have been justified.

Since “The Hunt” was supposed to be a satirical piece, allow me to offer a response in a similar vein, although I believe mine is actually rooted in truth.

From my perspective, liberals have been – metaphorically speaking – “hunting” religious conservatives for years. They have been attempting to deconstruct our traditional values, as well as seeking to tear down all the institutions that so many of us hold dear. These include the strength and vibrancy of our faith communities, the integrity of the family, the sanctity of life and fidelity to the United States Constitution.

For nearly a century, liberals have attempted to strike down these foundational principles. Just five days before he was first elected president, Barack Obama announced that he was committed to “fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”

Almost 11 years later, Obama’s bold and sweeping vision has been actualized. Traditions thousands of years old have been turned upside down, including the definition of marriage and the recognition of two distinct genders, to name just two sweeping cultural changes of the last decade.

I realize we live in a pluralistic society and we must always treat one another with dignity and respect. But we live in a world where the cultural elites think you’re a bigot if you disagree with them on same-sex marriage, if you believe that gender is a matter of biology and not preference, and if you oppose explicit lessons about human sexuality for very young students.

If you believe children should have the right to read the Bible and pray during their free time in school you’re considered a narrow-minded religious fanatic who hates anyone who disagrees with you.

I have lots of liberal friends, and I don’t actually believe those on the left want to kill those of us on the right, or vice versa. But I do believe many on the so-called “tolerant” left want to see many of our most deeply cherished values – often rooted in our belief in God and the Bible – hunted down and gutted, their bones buried and forgotten.

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In the end, those of us with a religious, conservative worldview welcome a civil, respectful and spirited debate with those on the other side, believing that our principles and values will lead to a flourishing and more prosperous world.

The cancelation of the release of “The Hunt” is a step in the right direction. We must all live and work with those we disagree with and try to understand their point of view. Letting our disagreements escalate into violent attacks on one another is neither acceptable nor entertaining.

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San Francisco saw 150 percent spike in fentanyl-related deaths last year, report says

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The number of deaths from fentanyl overdoses in San Francisco jumped by nearly 150 percent last year, according to a report by the city’s public health department made public this week.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, 89 deaths in the city were attributed to fentanyl overdoses, up from 37 deaths in 2017. By comparison, 70 people died from prescription opioid overdoses and 60 deaths were attributed to heroin overdoses.

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A preliminary report released in June attributed 57 deaths to fentanyl overdoses, but health officials told the Chronicle they had expected that figure to increase as the city medical examiner determined the cause of more deaths.

The city has experienced an uptick in fentanyl-related deaths since 2008, when five deaths were reported. In 2010, six deaths were attributed to the drug, which killed 22 people in 2016.

“It’s not a huge surprise to see this, although it’s certainly disappointing and sad to have lost this many lives in the city,” Dr. Phillip Coffin, the director of substance use research for the San Francisco Department of Public Health, told the Chronicle.“Unfortunately, there is no locality that can withstand the introduction of fentanyl without some increase in mortality.”

In its legal form, fentanyl is used to treat patients recovering from surgery. However, the synthetic drug is often mixed with other drugs like heroin and cocaine in powder form for those looking to get high, KTVU reported in June.

“In San Francisco, that’s how fentanyl came to us. In counterfeit pills at first a few years ago. At this point it is its own drug supply,” Kristen Marshall from the Drug Overdose Prevention & Education Project told the station.

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Fentanyl is a highly addictive opiate that is 100 times more potent than other prescription opioids like morphine, according to the paper.

“It has taken over heroin as the number one choice for opioid,” Dr. Chris Colwell, chief of emergency medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, told the station.

Coffin said fentanyl has “become more and more prevalent as the opioid that people are using in San Francisco” and “is a riskier opioid compared to prescription opioids.”

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A Drug Enforcement Administration report said drug companies shipped billions of painkillers across America without proper oversight for several years, exacerbating the opioid crisis.

The report said 76 billion oxycodone and hydrocodone pills were shipped to mostly rural and working-class communities in the Appalachian region, which has become the epicenter of the crisis.

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Ted Williams tells powerful Epstein associates: ‘You’re really not off the hook’

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More witnesses could come forward and inform on associates of accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein now that the financier is dead, Fox News contributor Ted Williams said during a Saturday appearance on “America’s News HQ.”

“I would say to these powerful people: You’re really not off the hook because it [Epstein’s death] may now have freed a lot of the witnesses who would not have come forward because they may have been intimidated by Epstein,” said Williams, a former homicide detective turned criminal defense attorney.

“Now that he’s dead, these people may very well come out of the woodwork and talk a lot about these powerful people and them taking these young girls to bed,” Williams added.

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On Saturday afternoon, U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman said the investigation into Epstein’s alleged conduct would continue and urged “anyone who feels they may be a victim” to come forward.

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Although more witnesses could come forward, Williams said it was “sad” that Epstein had taken everything that he knew about his associates to the grave. After Epstein was indicted last month on sex trafficking charges, both President Trump and former President Bill Clinton came under scrutiny for their relationship with the multimillionaire.

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On Saturday, the Justice Department announced it would pursue an investigation into the Epstein’s. Williams urged the Federal Bureau of Prisons to act quickly in order to help quell the spread of what he called “conspiracy theories” surrounding Epstein’s death.

“I can unequivocally tell you that there are going to be some heads rolling over this one,” Williams said, noting Epstein’s previous suspected suicide attempt.

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