Trump’s Attorney General William Barr was NOT credibly accused of secret visit to Epstein’s prison

UPDATE: The below text contains allegations which have not been confirmed. The New York Post story which this story is based upon has been rated false by fact-checkers, but the mobster starting the rumors is a real person. 

The alleged suicide of serial pedophile Jeffery Epstein this weekend immediately sparked an avalanche of conspiracy theories, accusations, and counter-accusations from both sides of the political divide as the nation grappled with how one of the nation’s most prominent prisoners could have committed suicide while under federal supervision — and who might really be to blame for his death.

But a new report from the New York Post has fanned the flames of mystery even more than the president’s promotion of Epstein murder conspiracy theories.

Two weeks ago, Epstein, who was a close friend of both former President Bill Clinton and President Donald Trump, was discovered with marks around his neck in either an attempted suicide or an assault by his cellmate.

About the same time, Attorney General and shameless Trump toady William Barr secretly visited the prison where Epstein was being held, according to former Gotti mobster Lewis Kasman, who “heard it:” “When does that happen? The attorney general never visits jails. Something’s not right there” said Kasman to the Post.

Kasman went on to imply that there was something extremely suspicious about Epstein’s second, successful, suicide attempt: “There are cameras going 24/7 and they’re watching 24/7. Someone had to give [Epstein] the equipment to kill himself and he had to pay for it dearly. That facility for years had issues of corruption, with correction officers bringing in food or cellphones for wealthy people.”

Kasman’s second statement appears to have been vindicated by an astonishing New York Times article which asserts that Epstein was “supposed to have been checked by guards every 30 minutes, but that procedure was not being followed the night before he was found.”

The suspicious negligence by the Metropolitan Correctional Center is likely to be investigated by the Justice Department…which just so happens to be run by William Barr.

While visiting the prison would be an absurdly unwise decision for Barr to make, the Trump administration is not exactly known for either its subtlety or their wise decisionmaking.

Considering the tremendous implications of the revelations in an  Epstein trial, his convenient death should be regarded with high levels of suspicion until we get answers as to how this was allowed to pass.

Original reporting by Brad Hamilton at the New York Post.

Natalie Dickinson

Natalie is a staff writer for the Washington Press. She graduated from Oberlin College in 2010 and has been freelance blogging and writing for progressive outlets ever since.