News that convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide in his Lower Manhattan jail cell on Saturday morning brought out the conspiracy theorists in force wondering how a prisoner on suicide watch could hang himself undetected.
Needless to say, many speculated -- and rightly so -- that more than a few rich and powerful men likely breathed a sigh of relief that the jet-setting millionaire would not come to trial or work out a plea deal that could involve names not already mentioned.
As one commenter speculated, "It doesn't really matter now if Epstein was killed or was simply given the opportunity to kill himself. None of us believe this isn't suspicious as hell but we can't do anything about it, and the people responsible know it.."
That was the general tenor on Twitter, see below:
I have faith that AG Barr’s Justice Department will call for a thorough investigation of Epstein’s suicide and that… https://t.co/CTkEiBwLOa— Rob Anderson 🇺🇸 (@Rob Anderson 🇺🇸)1565446729.0
Jeffrey Epstein died in William Barr's custody. No bizarre theory changes that one inescapable fact.— Tom Watson (@Tom Watson)1565446624.0
Important to remember... Epstein’s universe was NOT partisan. It ranges across the some most powerful people in th… https://t.co/jxkxFeWZJq— Stephanie Ruhle (@Stephanie Ruhle)1565447414.0
Do you know anything about Jeffrey Epstein death, Bill Barr? #EpsteinSuicide https://t.co/WDozIkqolf— Estivel (@Estivel)1565444133.0
It doesn't really matter now if Epstein was killed or was simply given the opportunity to kill himself. None of us… https://t.co/e5GNow3GwX— Alec McQuay (@Alec McQuay)1565445116.0
So Bill Barr’s dad hired Epstein to work at his school in NY and Bill Barr allowed Epstein to kill himself in a jail in NY ?— Banquo Dyar (@Banquo Dyar)1565446799.0
This is bullshit. #jeffreyepstien was not just a #pedophile he was a #sex #trafficker who trafficked #girls to the… https://t.co/yjDglN8h9S— joshua rosner (@joshua rosner)1565444368.0
I'm not one to believe in conspiracy theories really, but the fact that Jeffrey Epstein has committed suicide whils… https://t.co/m7k8NhSKzx— . (@.)1565443663.0
@TMannWSJ @maggieNYT The Federal Bureau of Prison acting director is Hugh Hurwitz. He reports to Bill Barr at DOJ.… https://t.co/g59rLSqrMN— Henry (@Henry)1565443262.0
#jeffreyepstien hanged himself. Hanging takes time, he was surely a high risk suicide and thus under constant super… https://t.co/oFJL50B1sY— Rev. Michael Coren (@Rev. Michael Coren)1565443536.0
It's not lost on me that #jeffreyepstien committed " Suicide " the day after a story ran that some of the most pow… https://t.co/KCYPhi6joC— John Conley (@John Conley)1565443587.0