NEW: Attorney General Barr on Jeffrey Epstein: “We are now learning of serious irregularities at this facility that are deeply concerning and demand a thorough investigation.” https://t.co/COcnZV13pc pic.twitter.com/F9eKszn9hH
— Dan Linden (@DanLinden) August 12, 2019
Attorney General William Barr said Monday the Jeffrey Epstein sex-trafficking case was “very important” to him personally, as well as to the victims who had the courage to come forward.
Speaking before a Fraternal Order of Police Convention in New Orleans, Barr spoke strongly about the case, saying he was appalled to learn Epstein had been left to commit suicide while in federal lockup.
“We are now learning of serious irregularities at this facility that are deeply concerning and demand a thorough investigation.
“The FBI and the Office of Inspector General are doing just that. We will get to the bottom of what happened, and there will be accountability.”
“[L]et me assure you that this case will continue on, against anyone who was complicit with Epstein,” Barr said.
“Any co-conspirators should not rest easy. The victims deserve justice, and they will get it.”
These statements come on the heels of the DOJ announcing Sunday following Epstein’s suicide that they would still be pursuing their case but were shifting their focus to the accomplices and friends of Epstein who may have known about or abetted his criminal activities.
Epstein had been linked to some of the most powerful men in the world including Britain’s Prince Andrew and former President Bill Clinton.