Democratic presidential candidates demanded answers on Saturday how Jeffrey Epstein could have committed suicide while in federal custody and called for an investigation into the Department of Justice of Donald Trump, who oversees prisons.
The president's board has refused Epstein several times and Attorney General William Barr refused to refuse himself to oversee the case despite questions about conflicts of interest.
& # 39; I would like to see an investigation to understand how this could happen when he was locked up, & # 39; Senator Elizabeth Warren told DailyMail.com during an appearance at the Everytown for Gun Safety Action Forum in Des Moines, Iowa, on Saturday.
& # 39; The system broke here. He should have been detained for trial and his victims should have had the opportunity to testify against him, & she added. & # 39; There should have been a public broadcast of what happened, who helped him and was involved. And now everything is cut off. & # 39;
Democratic presidential candidates such as Elizabeth Warren demanded answers about how Jeffrey Epstein could have committed suicide while in custody
Senator Amy Klobuchar said that both Epstein & suicide and his crimes should be investigated
New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand called for a conference review of the case
Minnesota Senator, Amy Klobuchar, said there should be a congressional investigation into both Epstein's suicide and his crimes.
& # 39; I don't think this suicide should only be used to say: Well, this is overnight, the bad guy died. I think there were other bad people involved, & # 39; said Klobuchar, who is a member of the Senate Court, who oversees the Ministry of Justice and the Federal Prison Office.
& # 39; It really bothers me that, I would say, star witness and creepiest defendant, can no longer testify & # 39 ;, she said about the Epstein case on the arms forum.
Allegedly, Epstein committed suicide in his cell in Manhattan on Saturday morning, just 24 hours after a New York court had opened up 2,000 pages of new documents, involving a number of prominent men in his sex-scandal sex scandal.
The former financier, 66, was reported to have been removed from camera surveillance at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in downtown Manhattan that morning. He had waited 24 hours a day after being hospitalized two weeks ago after a failed suicide attempt.
The nature and timing of Epstein & # 39; s death has led to widespread speculation and has led to calls for investigation.
Trump's presidential rivals led to a probe.
& # 39; I think his crimes were terrible. But I don't think this suicide should have happened. And most of the time I still want to sort this out, & said Klobuchar.
She added that Congress should investigate all connections that this man had. And who is involved because this was a traffic king. & # 39;
& # 39; This was human trafficking, sex trafficking, and apparently a number of people were involved in it, & she said.
New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand also said there should be a federal investigation.
& # 39; It must be reviewed & she said on the Everytown for Gun Safety Action Forum.
The Democratic senator said her preference for Epstein would have been to face justice.
& # 39; I think the crimes alleged against him were so deeply disturbing. Having allegations of child trafficking, sexual abuse, sexual abuse. Those are all difficult things, I think, to live with, & she said about the allegations against Epstein. & # 39; Of course, we would have preferred him to face justice. & # 39;
Senator Kamala Harris, who is also a member of the Senate Judicial Committee, declined to comment on the issue.
"I don't know enough about the Epstein case," she told DailyMail.com at the Iowa State Fair. & # 39; I really don't. & # 39;
Epstein was in a facility under the supervision of the Bureau of Federal Prisons, under the Ministry of Justice of Trump, led by Attorney General William Barr.
Jeffrey Epstein was found dead Saturday morning in his cell in Manhattan
Senator Kamala Harris said she did not know enough about Epstein's death to comment on the case
Barr said on Saturday that the Inspector General of DoJ will investigate what happened.
& # 39; I was shocked to hear that Jeffrey Epstein was found dead early this morning by an apparent suicide in federal custody. Mr Epstein's death raises serious questions that must be answered. In addition to the FBI investigation, I consulted the Inspector General, who is opening an investigation into the circumstances of Mr Epstein's death, & he said in a statement.
Epstein has different ties with President Trump's administration. He was denied bail last month in his case. Prosecutors accused him of sex trafficking of girls from the age of 14.
The billionaire pedophile claimed that he had introduced Trump to his current wife Melania and partyed with him on his Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Trump said last month that he has not spoken to Epstein since his guilty plea and that his relationship with him was no different than anyone else's.
& # 39; I knew him as everyone in Palm Beach knew him, & # 39; said the president. & # 39; I was not a fan. & # 39;
Barr refused to withdraw from the case of Epstein, which he had considered because Epstein had previously taken on lawyers from the firm of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Barr served as a counselor at that office before becoming an attorney general.
In addition, Barr & # 39; s father, Donald Barr, hired Esptein in the 1970s to teach teenagers at the prestigious Dalton school, where Donald Barr was the director. Esptein, a premature school-leaver, taught there for two years.
The Trump government has different ties with Epstein; Trump and his then girlfriend Melania Knauss as seen with Jeffrey Epstein and socialite Ghislaine Maxwell in Mar-a-Lago in 2000
Attorney General William Barr has not withdrawn from the Epstein case despite questions about potential conflicts of interest
Trump & # 39; s labor secretary Alex Acosta resigned on the Epstein case
The Justice Department studied how Epstein avoided prosecution in 2008 for federal crimes against human trafficking in Florida and the decades of imprisonment he could have endured if convicted.
The revelation of the deal led to the resignation of Trump & # 39; s labor secretary Alex Acosta.
Acosta was the highest federal public prosecutor in South Florida and approved a deal that allowed Epstein to be found guilty of minor crimes – two state indictments for applying for a prostitute. He served in a state prison in Florida for 13 months, but was allowed to do business during the day.
& # 39; I don't think it is right and fair for this government's labor department to focus on Epstein rather than the incredible economy we have today & # 39 ;, Acosta said in July when he resigned.
Trump said he would have been happy to keep Acosta working.
& # 39; I thought he did a fantastic job. He explained it. He concluded a deal that made people happy … not now, & the president said at the time. & # 39; I hate what he says now in so many ways because we are going to miss him. & # 39;
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