Bill Barr insists the government will not let Ghislaine Maxwell die in prison like Jeffrey Epstein and says he was ‘furious’ when he was hanged in his cell – as he reiterates that prosecutors ‘definitely’ want to speak to Prince Andrew
- Jeffrey Epstein was found in his cell last August awaiting trial
- His death was ruled by suicide, but many have speculated that he was murdered
- Attorney General Bill Bar says the government will not allow Maxwell to die
- She is currently being held at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn
- Maxwell, 58, is sentenced to 35 years in prison for being convicted of child trafficking
- Prosecutors say they try to talk to Prince Andrew about what he knows
- Sources near Andrew previously told DailyMail.com that he was “baffled.”
- They say he has offered to participate in investigations multiple times
- Andrew is said to have slept with a 17-year-old in 2001 after being introduced to her by Maxwell – a claim he vehemently denies
Attorney General Bill Bar has urged the government not to allow Ghislaine Maxwell to die in prison, such as Jeffrey Epstein, who was hanged in his cell last summer pending a child abuse trial.
Asked an interview with ABC news If the government had “locked up” Maxwell’s security to keep her from killing herself or harming herself, Barr said firmly, “Yes. We have asked them to tell us specifically the protocols they are following and we have some redundant systems to monitor the situation. ‘
He added that he was “furious” when Epstein committed suicide and wanted to see him appear in court.
“I was clearly furious. I believed very strongly in that matter and I was very proud of the work the Southern District Department had done on that matter, and as you recall, after committing suicide, he said I was confident that we would continue to do this vigorously and continue to prosecute anyone who was an accomplice.
“I was very happy to have Mrs. Maxwell,” he said.
Attorney General Bill Barr said the government had “locked up” Maxwell’s security and that she would not be able to kill herself or be damaged
Maxwell, left, was last seen at an In-N-Out Burger in August. She is now in custody in Brooklyn. Epstein committed suicide in August. Some think he was killed
Maxwell, 58, is currently in custody in Brooklyn, pending her first appearance in court on charges of child trafficking and perjury. It is often speculated that she can talk to prosecutors about others in her and Epstein’s network in an attempt to reduce her potential sentence.
One of the names on the list is Prince Andrew, who reportedly slept with a 17-year-old after being introduced to her by Maxwell in London in 2001.
Barr said prosecutors want to speak “absolutely” to the king, claiming that they have tried to contact him.
“The department definitely wants to talk to Prince Andrew. That is why the Southern District made an effort to communicate with him.
“We made it clear that we want to communicate with him,” said Barr.
A source close to Andrew previously told DailyMail.com that he was “baffled” by the persistent claims that he was not cooperating, saying his team tried to reach prosecutors several times.
Epstein’s cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan, where he was found last August
Maxwell is said to have introduced Prince Andrew to Virginia Roberts Giuffre when she was 17, in 2001. She claims she slept at the Royal that night – he denies it
Epstein was found in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan last August.
His death was ruled by suicide, but his lawyers and some family members claim he was murdered to avoid sharing what he knows about other high-profile, powerful people.
On the night of his death, the two guards who had to check him in failed. Instead, they were napping and watching TV, they claimed.
There are also no surveillance images from prison the night he allegedly took his own life. Those two things together have driven conspiracy theorists into overdrive.
Maxwell is due in court via video link on Friday.
She is accused of purchasing three underage girls for Epstein between 1994 and 1997 and having sex with them herself.
She previously denied similar allegations to the civil court.
The British socialite was arrested in New Hampshire last week at a $ 1 million house she quietly bought with cash in December. She has not been seen in public since, or since August.