Surveillance footage from outside the cell of deceased sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, we were told earlier this week, had not been preserved and was therefore missing, meaning that there was no documentary evidence of the night Epstein attempted to kill himself in June.
But now it looks like the footage does still exist, and that could help shed light on what exactly happened to Epstein and how he really died, according to Law & Crime:
“The suspiciously missing footage was located late Thursday–just one day after prosecutors told a federal court that video from the night of June 22 and early morning of June 23 of this year had not been properly preserved by (Manhattan Metropolitan Correctional Center — MCC) authorities.”
Shortly after that incident, Epstein was transferred to a more secure portion of the MCC and placed on suicide watch. He was then taken off suicide watch and died under mysterious circumstances during the second week of August.
Ever since Epstein’s death, there have been suggestions that perhaps the former hedge fund manager was murdered because he knew too much about too many powerful people, including former President Bill Clinton, Prince Andrew of the British royal family, and President Donald Trump.
Trump and Epstein were accused of raping a 13-year-old girl in a court filing. According to documents in that case:
“Jane Doe” aka “Katie Johnson” – 1994. Lawsuit filed June 2016, refiled October 2016 as reported by Buzzfeed and others, then dropped in November 2016. Jane Doe is an unnamed plaintiff, who has also gone by “Katie Johnson” in legal papers. She claims she was repeatedly raped by Trump and Jeffery Epstein at Epstein’s New York City apartment in 1994, when she was 13 years old.
Yet when Trump was asked about his relationship with Epstein, he cryptically had this to say:
“I had a falling out with him. I haven’t spoken to him in 15 years. I was not a fan of his, that I can tell you.”
However, Trump praised Epstein in 2002, telling New York Magazine:
“I’ve known Jeff for 15 years. Terrific guy. He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side.”
Shortly after Epstein’s death, Attorney General William Barr pretended he was “appalled” by the whole matter that led to Epstein’s death while in federal custody. And yet since then, nothing has happened regarding the case other than the firing of two correctional officers at the MCC who were on duty the night Epstein died.
There’s no way to know exactly what’s on the once purloined video footage from Epstein’s suicide attempt. But finding it certainly suggests that Trump and others who were close to the deceased may not have pulled off the perfect crime if they played a role in his premature death.