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UK woman, 71, unmasked as culprit behind anti-Brexit graffiti

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A 71-year-old widow has been unmasked as the culprit behind a series of anti-Brexit slogans written in chalk throughout a town in West Yorkshire, England.

Hazel Jones, a retired teacher from Wakefield, was filmed by a bystander writing “Brexit is based on lies. Reject it,” on a brick wall of a local school on Aug 2.

“Keep seeing this message appear on this wall,” said Carla Petts, who took the 30-second video of Jones. “Thought it must be some youths writing it. Today I spotted the culprit. What a woman!”

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Jones is seen writing the slogan, before putting the white chalk back in her pocket and leaving the area with her walking stick in hand.

“Had I known I was being filmed I would have dressed up a bit more,” she told The Times.

Jones told The Times she’s been writing political graffiti since the 2016 referendum on whether Britain should leave the European Union. She said she writes the slogans for her four grandchildren, whom she believes have been wronged by her generation and the referendum result.

“My generation has fouled up the prospects of younger people, so it’s my grandchildren that I’m doing it for,” she said.

Jones is a former supporter of the left-wing Labour party who recently voted for the center-left Liberal Democrats because they support a second referendum on the EU question, something she stands firmly behind.

“We all have to do our bit and I think it’s very important that people are made aware of the imminent catastrophe that we will be faced with if Brexit goes through,” she said. “But if the government chooses to deliberately impose on its own population food shortages, job losses and disruption of medical supplies, they really need not fear old ladies pointing this out.”

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She doesn’t consider herself a vandal or criminal because the slogans are made of chalk, which washes away in the rain and Jones only writes on public walls or fences, not on private homes.

“My children are worried there may be reprisals but it really never occurred to me that it was an offense,” she said. “It’s just chalk after all.”

Her children may have another reason to worry about reprisals: According to the BBC, Wakefield voters supported leaving the EU by a margin of approximately two-to-one in 2016.

An early riser, Jones believes she’s gotten away with it because she gets up early and hits the walls on the way into town. The widow says she was only spotted on Aug 2, because she was “a little later than usual.”

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When asked what she will do now that she’s been unmasked as the culprit, Jones remarked: “I suppose the game is up now, I can’t keep on doing it anymore.”

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Restaurant Owner Closing To Protest Event By Fox News ‘Asshat’ Brian Kilmeade

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An Alabama restaurant owner posted an impassioned notice on her Facebook page that she was closing her business Saturday to protest an event by anti-immigrant “asshat” Fox News host Brian Kilmeade.

Kilmeade, a co-host of “Fox & Friends” who recently compared border detention facilities to overcrowded house parties, was presenting his live show “America: Great from the Start” at the Lyric Theatre in Birmingham.

Adeeba Khan, owner of the Shu Shop restaurant near the downtown theater, announced on Facebook that she was closing up for the day in protest because the event is “anti-immigrant, hostile towards brown people, pro-wall, and that goes against what we believe in at Shu Shop.”

As a “decent human, first and foremost, a person of color, a woman, a second generation immigrant of Pakistani decent, and a Birmingham native, I refuse to contribute to anyone’s hateful bullshit,” she added.

“I love my city. This is my city. This is OUR city,” Khan said, adding that the event “flies in the face of everything that MY BIRMINGHAM is about- love, acceptance, knowledge, and RESPECT.”

“I will not be ok with hosting this asshat in my town. In our town,” she wrote, concluding, “Stand strong, my friends. I love y’all dearly.”

Kilmeade could not immediately be reached for comment. A spokesman for the Lyric Theatre told AL.com that the venue has hosted a wide variety of events representing different perspectives. It’s also a rental facility and the “views, thoughts and opinions … on stage … do not necessarily reflect those of the Board of Directors, the Junior Board, donors, the administrative staff, the technical staff, theatre volunteers or even the promoter,” said a statement from Lyric board chairman Tom Carruthers.

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North Korea slams Seoul over military drills with US, says Kim oversaw latest weapons tests

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North Korea said Saturday that dictator Kim Jong Un supervised the test-firing of a new weapons system, the latest in a series of launches widely seen as an effort to drive a wedge between the U.S. and South Korea amid ongoing joint military exercises between the two countries.

The Korean Central News Agency, Pyongyang’s official propaganda organ, said Kim expressed “great satisfaction” over the launches. The agency didn’t specify whether the weapons were ballistic missiles or rocket artillery but said they were developed to suit the North’s “terrain condition” and provide “advantageous tactical character different to existing weapons systems.”

The KCNA statement came hours after President Trump said Kim has expressed a desire to meet again to start nuclear negotiations after the end of ongoing joint U.S.-South Korea military exercises, and had apologized for the flurry of recent short-range ballistic launches that rattled U.S. allies in the region.

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In a separate statement, North Korea’s Foreign Ministry blasted South Korea for continuing to host military drills with the United States and said that its future dialogue will be held strictly between Pyongyang and Washington.

South Korea’s military said Friday that the North had launched two short-range ballistic missiles Saturday, the fifth such launch within the past two weeks. The country’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the missiles flew around 250 miles and landed in the Sea of Japan.

By launching a slew of weapons that directly threaten South Korea but not the U.S. mainland or its Pacific territories, North Korea also appears to be dialing up pressure on Seoul to make stronger efforts to coax major concessions from the United States on Pyongyang’s behalf.

South Korea has said North Korea’s recent launches could hurt efforts to stabilize peace on the Korean Peninsula and called for the North to uphold an agreement to form a joint military committee to discuss reducing tensions, which was part of the inter-Korean military agreement reached last year. North Korea in recent months has ignored the South’s calls for dialogue while demanding that Seoul turn away from Washington and resume inter-Korean economic cooperation held back by U.S.-led sanctions against the North.

The rash of weapons firings come as American and South Korean forces conduct a 10-day military exercise which the North has denounced. North Korean officials have called the large-scale annual drills a “rehearsal for war” while the South called the test-firings a show of force.

Pyongyang has claimed that the U.S.-South Korea exercises force it to “develop, test and deploy the powerful physical means essential for national defense.”

“Given that the military exercise clearly puts us as an enemy in its concept,” said Kwon Jong Gun, director of the U.S. affairs department at Pyongyang’s Foreign Ministry. “They [South Korea] should think that an inter-Korean contact itself will be difficult to be made unless they put an end to such a military exercise or before they make a plausible excuse or an explanation in a sincere manner for conducting the military exercise.”

“Though we are to enter into a dialogue in future as the currents flow in favor of dialogue, [the South] had better keep in mind that this dialogue would be held strictly between the D.P.R.K and the U.S., not between the North and the South,” Kwon said, referring to North Korea by its formal name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

Kwon’s remarks come a day after the North blasted the South’s acquisition of U.S.-made F-35 fighter jets as it tries to expand its military capabilities, warning that Seoul would gain “nothing but destruction” if it pursues a contest of strength with the North.

Hours after the North’s latest launches, Trump tweeted that Kim spent much of his letter complaining about “the ridiculous and expensive” U.S.-South Korea military exercises. He said that Kim offered him “a small apology” for the flurry of missile tests, and that he assured him they would stop when the exercises end.

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Trump said the tests do violate Kim’s pledge to give up nuclear and long-range tests. He said on Friday he received a “beautiful” three-page letter from Kim in which the leader complained of “the ridiculous and expensive exercises.”

Trump and Kim met twice for summits in Singapore and Hanoi. In June the leaders briefly at the demilitarized zone that divides North and South Korea.

Fox News reporter Adam Shaw and The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Robert Bianchi: Epstein’s death is an amazing failure by his jailers – His victims must not be denied justice

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It is simply amazing that millionaire financier Jeffery Epstein, who was jailed on multiple charges of sex trafficking minors, died in federal custody Saturday in what authorities called an apparent suicide.

Epstein’s death comes just two weeks after he was placed on a suicide watch after being found injured in his cell, possibly from a suicide attempt.

How did this happen to such a high-profile inmate who was in segregation and who was supposed to heavily monitored? Why was he taken off a suicide watch that could have prevented his death?

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I want hard evidence to prove that Epstein’s death was a suicide. The New York City Medical Examiner’s Office said an autopsy is pending to determine the death of the 66-year-old, who was jailed at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in the city. Authorities said he was found unresponsive in his cell at about 6:30 a.m. Saturday and was dead on arrival at a nearby hospital.

The Metropolitan Correctional Center is a federal prison that handles the worst of the worst criminals and is well-staffed. Clearly, Epstein should have been under constant observation to make sure he could not kill himself or someone else could do so.

Attorney General William Barr said after learning of 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. 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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A full investigation is clearly needed to see if anyone can be criminally charged in connection with Epstein’s death. The Office of the Inspector General will determine if any policies or procedures at the federal prison – or anyone responsible for implementing them – bear any responsibility for Epstein’s death.

Once prison staff found Epstein hanging in his cell, you can be assured they went into “CYA” mode to try to shield themselves from any responsibility. I hope that during the investigation they decide to be honest about how it was possible that Epstein was left unguarded and died.

Some people welcomed news of Epstein’s death, calling it a pathetic end for a serial child rapist who deserved to die. But that woefully misses the point of how Epstein’s victims, law enforcement and the public have now been deprived of the right to see him stand trial and be held accountable for the many crimes he is accused of committing.

The wealthy disgraced financier also escaped justice in 2007. Then-U.S. Attorney in Miami Alex Acosta let Epstein off the hook with a sweetheart deal that let him avoid appropriate punishment for crimes when prosecutors were hot on Epstein’s trail.

The women who said they were Epstein’s victims had a right to confront Epstein in court – both from the witness stand and during sentencing if he wound up being convicted.

The thing about this that strikes me as a former prosecutor is that Epstein has now escaped justice on two separate occasions with the help from the very government institutions that were supposed to prevent this and protect the victims.

On Saturday federal prison leadership and staff could not find a way to keep a high-profile defendant alive to face trial. Death proved to be Epstein’s ultimate escape from responsibility for the crimes he stood accused of committing – sexual abuse of dozens of underage girls at his $77 million New York City mansion and at his mansion in Palm Beach, Fla. between 2002 and 2005,

Epstein had pleaded not guilty and faced a sentence of up to 45 years in prison if convicted. 

The wealthy disgraced financier also escaped justice in 2007. Then-U.S. Attorney in Miami Alex Acosta let Epstein off the hook with a sweetheart deal that let him avoid appropriate punishment for crimes when prosecutors were hot on Epstein’s trail.

Acosta resigned as U.S. labor secretary last month after Epstein’s arrest and prosecution in New York spotlighted Acosta’s excessively lenient treatment of Epstein in the Florida case.

Any lawyer who practices criminal law knows that Acosta made as corrupt an “agreement” for extraordinary leniency toward Epstein as any I have ever seen in my 30-year career as an attorney.

There was ample evidence in a stunning 53-page indictment being prepared by federal prosecutors in Miami to lock Epstein up for many years for sex crimes. It was the kind of case that prosecutors live for because of the terrible victimization of teenage girls.

But what should have been a perfect case to get a dangerous sexual predator locked up where he couldn’t harm any other girls was – unbelievably – scuttled by then-U.S. Attorney Acosta himself.

After a private meeting at a hotel with Epstein’s private defense counsel, Acosta agreed to a state court resolution of 13 months in jail for Epstein, where he was given work-release even though this was not permissible under the rules of the jail. So while he slept at the jail, Epstein was able to leave and conduct his business during the day.

And for that absurdly inadequate sentence, Acosta agreed to a “non-prosecution” agreement, and an illegal agreement not to notify Epstein’s victims – in violation of federal law regarding resolution of such a case. Acosta also agreed to shield any potential co-conspirators to Epstein’s sex crimes.

Acosta then insulted any trial prosecutor by saying trials are uncertain. Really! How many trials did Acosta back away from in other cases on that bogus theory? My bet: none.

As prosecutors, it is our job to try cases. The case against Epstein in Florida 12 years ago was strong. But even if it were challenging, Acosta should have worked to convict a clearly dangerous sexual predator who deserved a stiff sentence.

I am awaiting an enterprising journalist to pull the records of sex crimes prosecuted by Acosta’s U.S. Attorney’s Office that were far less severe than Epstein’s, to see what the pleas and sentences were in those cases. I bet people would be shocked.

In all, I guess we all felt that we had to move past Acosta’s deal and let the federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York finally bring Epstein to justice. That hope was dashed with Epstein’s death. 

Accordingly, I call now for any case against those accused of assisting Epstein in his crimes to be pursued vigorously.

In addition, civil suits to recover financial damages from Epstein’s estate for his victims must move forward.

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And finally, the Office of Inspector General should find out why Epstein’s child victims were denied justice by Acosta years ago.

We can no longer levy any punishment against Epstein. But his victims deserve justice, and anyone who assisted him in his crimes deserves prosecution. The sordid Jeffrey Epstein story is far from over.

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Trump retweets conspiracy theory tying Clintons to Epstein’s death

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NBC archive footage shows Trump partying with Jeffrey Epstein in 1992

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Michigan cop put on leave after KKK application allegedly found in home

A Michigan police officer has been placed on administrative leave after a would-be homebuyer allegedly found a framed application to the Ku Klux Klan along with Confederate flags while touring the cop’s home.

Rob Mathis, who is black, and his wife were touring the Muskegon home with the prospect of purchasing it when they allegedly found the racist paraphernalia hanging on the wall.

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A Michigan man said he found an application to the KKK while touring a cop’s home that was for sale. (Rob Mathis/Fox 17)

Had it been only for the Confederate flags, Rob said he would’ve considered purchasing the home anyway. But the additional find of a KKK application completely dissuaded him, he said.

“In the bedroom, right across … there was a plaque up there, all by itself,” Mathis told Fox 17. “So being nosy, I walked over there, and it was an application for the KKK. I said ‘oh no.’ I told my son, ‘don’t touch nothing.’”

Rob said he walked outside to try and calm down while he waited for his wife.

“I’m outside. I’m trying to calm myself down because I was touching those doorknobs,” Mathis said. “I’m just sickened by even being in this house.”

Mathis posted the ordeal on Facebook. Muskegon City Manager Frank Peterson identified the officer as Charles Anderson, who has been on the force for 20 years.

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“We do take this sort of issue, seriously, and we are working hard to understand if/how this may impact his ability to safely and fairly police our community,” Peterson told Fox 17 in an email.

Mathis said Anderson should lose his job because there “is no way a person who is racist should police the public. Muskegon is a very diverse community.”

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Anderson declined to comment, citing the ongoing investigation.

In 2009, Anderson shot and killed parolee Julius Johnson following a struggle. Johnson, who was black, had fled a traffic stop on foot before Anderson caught up with him in a residential backyard. A report by then-Muskegon County Prosecutor Tony Tague found that Johnson hit Anderson in the head with a police radio and “another blunt object” and noted that Anderson was forced to get a metal plate installed in his head.

The prosecutor found that Anderson was “justified in using deadly force.”

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Biden says he was VP at time of Parkland shooting in latest campaign gaffe

Joe Biden slipped up once again on the campaign trail Saturday, saying he was vice president at the time of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., adding to the number of mishaps that have drawn mockery from his opponents.

The 76-year-old Biden, who left the vice presidency in 2017, was talking about gun violence with reporters in Iowa when he said that “those kids in Parkland came up to see me when I was vice president” after the shooting that left 14 students and three educators dead.

A campaign official told Bloomberg that Biden was thinking of the December 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. that left 20 young children and six staff members dead.

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The gaffe is the latest in a string of blunders that has dogged the 2020 Democratic frontrunner.

On Thursday, the former vice president told a crowd that “poor kids were just as bright and talented as white kids.” After a very brief pause, Biden quickly continued speaking, adding: “Wealthy kids, black kids, Asian kids.”

Earlier this week, Biden mistakenly said the recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio took place in Houston and Michigan.

President Trump has tried to seize on Biden’s well-publicized gaffes to make the case that he isn’t fit to lead the country. On Friday, the president said Biden “is not playing with a full deck” in response to his “poor kids” comments.

Trump also piled on Saturday, asking on Twitter if Biden was fit to be president.

“Joe Biden just said, ‘We believe in facts, not truth.’ Does anybody really believe he is mentally fit to be president? We are ‘playing’ in a very big and complicated world. Joe doesn’t have a clue!”

The tweet appears to refer to Biden’s Thursday speech at the Iowa State Fair when he said: “We choose science over fiction. We choose truth over facts.”

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Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe — a former chairman of the Democratic National Committee — said Friday on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” that Biden’s occasional mishaps were preferable to the “10,000 lies” he claimed President Trump has told since taking office.

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For Jeffrey Epstein’s Accusers, Suicide Marks Another Setback

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Virginia Giuffre’s husband woke her early in Australia, where it was Sunday morning, to share a stunning development that would leave her in tears: Jeffrey Epstein was dead.

Ms. Giuffre, who has long accused Mr. Epstein of sexually abusing her, said the news of his suicide triggered a complicated mix of emotions. She was grateful that Mr. Epstein would never harm anyone again, but she said she was mostly angry that after so many years of struggle to bring attention to Mr. Epstein, there would be no chance to see him answer for his conduct.

“We’ve worked so hard to get here, and he stole that from us, too,” Ms. Giuffre said in an interview with The New York Times.

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Mr. Epstein’s suicide in a Manhattan federal jail on Saturday left accusers around the globe shocked and angered that they would never see him face a full reckoning for his exploits. After years of setbacks, they said they had come so close, with Mr. Epstein behind bars and a reinvigorated prosecution eager to air allegations of sexual abuse that had long been obscured.

“Jeffrey Epstein took himself out because he was too much of a coward to face justice and his accusers,” said Alicia Arden, a model who filed a police report against Mr. Epstein in 1997 that accused him of sexually assaulting her after purporting to be a talent scout for Victoria’s Secret.

Jennifer Araoz, who said she had been raped by Mr. Epstein after being recruited outside her Manhattan high school in 2001, said she was angry he would not have to face anyone 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,” Ms. Araoz said in a statement.

Several accusers, some speaking through lawyers, said they hoped that authorities would continue their investigation, focusing on other people in Mr. Epstein’s circle who they said had helped recruit, train and coerce his victims.

Federal prosecutors have indicated they are looking beyond Mr. Epstein. Federal charges filed against him last month included a charge of conspiracy.

“Jeffrey Epstein did not act, and could not have done what he did, alone,” said David Boies, a New York attorney representing Ms. Giuffre and other accusers. “Justice demands that those who acted with him also be held accountable.”

In the hours after Mr. Epstein, 66, was found lifeless in his cell, Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States attorney in Manhattan, said his office would continue to investigate.

“To those brave young women who have already come forward and to the many others who have yet to do so, let me reiterate that we remain committed to standing for you,” Mr. Berman said in a statement.

Mr. Epstein’s suicide came a day after a federal appeals court released a cache of previously sealed documents, including depositions that revealed disturbing details about Mr. Epstein’s conduct. Ms. Giuffre said in depositions contained in the documents that she had been kept as a “sex slave” with the assistance of Ghislaine Maxwell, Mr. Epstein’s longtime confidante.

Ms. Maxwell, in another deposition in the case, called Ms. Giuffre’s accusations “an absolute lie.” Her lawyers could not be reached for comment on Saturday. A day earlier, their office had said they were out of the country and unavailable to comment.

Ms. Giuffre said in the interview that she’d like to see people continue pushing the Justice Department to hold Mr. Epstein’s allies accountable.

The new documents and details emerging in the case have raised extensive questions about the scope of Mr. Epstein’s network — which appears to have spanned from New York to New Mexico to the Caribbean — as well as the number of victimized girls and the help he received from loyal companions.

Michelle Licata, who has accused Mr. Epstein of assaulting her when she was 16, said in text messages that she wasn’t so much angry, but she was disappointed in not having a chance to confront him. She said she never wanted him to die.

“I just wanted him to be held accountable for his actions,” Ms. Licata said.

Robbie Kaplan, an attorney representing an accuser who was a minor at the time of the conduct and was included in the federal indictment, said she “will continue to fight tirelessly on their behalf not only to seek justice, but also to ensure that all of the facts of his monstrous crimes become known to the world.”

Sigrid McCawley, another attorney working with Ms. Giuffre and other women, said, “The victims await the true justice they have sought and deserve.”

A range of accusers had previously worked with Florida investigators who had been building a case against Mr. Epstein more than a decade ago amid allegations that girls were recruited to give Mr. Epstein massages that led to assaults.

He avoided federal charges from that case thanks to a plea agreement in 2008 that allowed him to admit to state charges of solicitation of prostitution from a minor. He served 13 months in jail but was allowed to leave the jail for 12 hours a day, six days a week, to work at his office in Florida.

Mr. Epstein’s case resurged in recent months after a Miami Herald investigation last year further examined that plea agreement.

Mr. Epstein was arrested last month at Teterboro Airport and charged by Manhattan federal prosecutors with sex trafficking of girls as young as 14, renewing hope among his accusers that he would face overdue accountability.

Jack Scarola, a Florida attorney who represents additional women, said the victims that he knows regretted that they might not get answers and that the chance to hold Mr. Epstein responsible may have died with him.

“My primary reaction is that Jeffrey Epstein’s victims have been once again failed by the justice system and cheated out of an opportunity for justice,” he said.

Mr. Scarola said he was stunned that Mr. Epstein had not been on suicide watch, given both his high profile and that prison officials suspected he had attempted to kill himself last month. Mr. Epstein had been placed on suicide watch after he was found injured in his cell on July 23, but he was taken off six days later, according to an official familiar with his detention.

Authorities did not immediately explain why he was taken off suicide watch. The F.B.I. said it was investigating, and Attorney General William P. Barr said in a statement that a special inquiry would be opened into what had happened.

“I was appalled to learn that Jeffrey Epstein was found dead early this morning from an apparent suicide while in federal custody,” Mr. Barr said.

Spencer Kuvin, another attorney, said one of his clients was feeling some sense of closure that the person who had wronged her was gone forever. But she was also frustrated that he would not answer for his crimes in court, Mr. Kuvin said.

“I think that she’s in shock,” Mr. Kuvin said.

Emily Steel and Frances Robles contributed reporting.

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Trump Retweets Baseless Conspiracy Theory Implicating Clintons In Epstein Death

Westlake Legal Group 5d4f57403b0000a912daecdf Trump Retweets Baseless Conspiracy Theory Implicating Clintons In Epstein Death

Amid news of Jeffrey Epstein’s apparent suicide, President Donald Trump retweeted baseless conspiracy theories that attempt to link the convicted sex offender’s death with former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Saturday evening.

Terrence K. Williams, whose Twitter bio identifies him as an actor, wrote the original tweet with hashtags related to the conspiracy theory, which the president later shared with his followers.

“Died of SUICIDE on 24/7 SUICIDE WATCH ? Yeah right! How does that happen,” Williams wrote. ”#JefferyEpstein had information on Bill Clinton & now he’s dead. I see #TrumpBodyCount trending but we know who did this!”

In a video uploaded with the tweet, Williams goes on to link Epstein’s death to another unsubstantiated conspiracy theory that suggests the Clintons were responsible for the death of White House aide Vince Foster, who committed suicide in 1994. 

There is no substantial evidence proving the longstanding conspiracy theory called the “Clinton Body Count,” which tries to link the family to a number of deaths. Snopes, the fact-checking news site, extensively debunked the false claims when they first surfaced.

Trump also retweeted an account named @BreakingNLive that claimed the court documents involving Epstein’s case, which were unsealed this week, showed that Bill Clinton “took private trips to Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘pedophilia island.’”

However, the tweet is misleading.

The court documents, unsealed this week, include flight logs that show Clinton flew on the financier’s private jet a number of times, but the court documents do not indicate that Clinton traveled to a “pedophilia island.”

The logs show that Trump has also flown on Epstein’s jet.

Both Clinton and Trump have had relationships with Epstein, who was known to be well-connected to powerful people. 

Clinton, a longtime associate of Epstein’s, said last month that he did not know anything about the “terrible crimes” that Epstein committed and said they haven’t spoken in “well over a decade.” Also last month, Trump, who has appeared in photos with Epstein at events and parties, said that he had a “falling out” with Epstein and said he was “not a fan of his.”

A Trump official, Lynne Patton, a regional administrator for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, also shared an unfounded theory after Epstein’s death.

In an Instagram post, Patton suggested that Epstein was “Hillary’d,” implying — with no proof — that Hillary Clinton was responsible for his death. 

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