And so we are not surprised that Prznint Conspiracy Theory is in his element after his former friend Jeffrey Epstein-“a terrific guy” who likes women “on the younger side” committed suicide while awaiting trial on federal sex trafficking charges over his alleged abuse of underage girls.
It started—as all things in the 4th Reich do—on Twitter, when our Tabloid-in-Chief retweeted this:
BREAKING: Documents were unsealed yesterday revealing that top Democrats, including Bill Clinton, took private trips to Jeffrey Epstein’s “pedophilia island”
— BNL NEWS (@BreakingNLive) August 10, 2019
…and this from comedian Terrence K. Williams:
Died of SUICIDE on 24/7 SUICIDE WATCH ? Yeah right! How does that happen#JefferyEpstein had information on Bill Clinton & now he’s dead
I see #TrumpBodyCount trending but we know who did this!
— Terrence K. Williams (@w_terrence) August 10, 2019
Unsealed court documents included logs of Epstein’s pilots reveal that Clinton used Epstein’s planes to travel for the Clinton Foundation to make paid speeches. The same logs also show that Trump made at least one trip from Palm Beach to Newark in Epstein’s plane.
America under the 4th Reich is a dark and suspicious place. Because all the norms are inoperative, no one believes much of anything. Between the constant stream of lies and shouts of Fake News, Russian interference in the 2016 Goat Rodeo, nothing “official” is believable any more. Not even a suicide by a guy who tried it before.
A guy who had information that would have destroyed rich and powerful men’s lives ends up dead in his jail cell. How predictably…Russian.
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) August 10, 2019
If we were living in a paranoid fantasy universe, I would be very suspicious about the Epstein suicide, even about whether it was really suicide. And you know what? The Epstein case itself shows that we *are* kind of living in a paranoid fantasy universe
— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) August 10, 2019
Occam’s Razor tells us to believe the simplest explanation, and that would be that Epstein committed suicide. That said this story has now become political with all the usual suspects staking claims and asking questions: 1) How could this happen, and B) who will be held responsible?
I have no reason to trust Bill Barr to investigate anything, he’s proven himself to be unreliable, but until information comes out otherwise, I’m with Occam on this one.
No one is above suspicion, and everyone involved in the Epstein saga is beneath contempt.