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#BREAKING: Jeffrey Epstein died by suicide in his Manhattan jail early Saturday morning, three law enforcement officials tell @ABC. abc7ny.com/sources-jeffre…
WATCH LIVE: @ABC special report: Jeffrey Epstein found unresponsive in NY jail cell.
The disgraced millionaire was facing federal sex trafficking charges and was set to stand trial next year for allegedly sexually abusing dozens of minor girls in New York and Florida. abcn.ws/2ZN19i1
Epstein had been on suicide watch since July 23, per @ABC report.
Headline now on @business:

*JEFFREY EPSTEIN IS DEAD, ACCORDING TO MULTIPLE REPORTS
Just stunning. How could this have happened? Epstein’s many victims have just been robbed of their ability to seek justice.
Lots and lots of questions. This is a massive scandal.
Jeffrey Epstein hanged himself, @ABC, @NBCNews and @nytimes report citing law enforcement sources. Timing is still unclear but he was found unresponsive in his cell at 7:30 a.m. ET.
.@nypost: Photos show Jeffrey Epstein as he’s wheeled into Downtown Hospital (h/t @LevineJonathan) nypost.com/2019/08/10/pho…
New statement from the Metropolitan Correctional Center on Jeffrey Epstein:
In statement on Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide, MCC notes that the FBI is now investigating the incident.
NEW YORK (@AP) — The FBI is investigating the suicide of Jeffrey Epstein in jail, where he was awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges.
Inbox: STATEMENT FROM ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM P. BARR ON THE DEATH OF JEFFREY EPSTEIN
Barr: "I was appalled to learn that Jeffrey Epstein was found dead early this morning from an apparent suicide while in federal custody. Mr. Epstein's death raises serious questions that must be answered."
Barr: "In addition to the FBI's investigation, I have consulted with the In Inspector General who is opening an investigation into the circumstances of Mr. Epstein's death."
WASHINGTON (@AP) - Attorney General Barr says he’s “appalled” by Jeffrey Epstein’s death. apne.ws/BwIYz2T
NEW YORK (@AP) — Jeffrey Epstein had been taken off suicide watch before he killed himself, a person familiar with the matter says.
The Justice Department's Inspector General will join the FBI in investigating the circumstances of Jeffrey Epstein's death, Attorney General Barr says. washingtonpost.com/national-secur…
Statement from Attorney General William P. Barr on the Death of Jeffrey Epstein justice.gov/opa/pr/stateme…
NEW: Statement from Manhattan U.S. Attorney Berman on Epstein: “To those brave young women who have already come forward and to the many others who have yet to do so... our investigation of the conduct charged in the Indictment—which included a conspiracy count—remains ongoing.”
Full statement from Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman on Jeffrey Epstein. justice.gov/usao-sdny/pr/s…
Uh, retweeted by the President of the United States
President Trump also retweeting one of those “breaking news” accounts that don’t have a great track record...
.@WSJ, citing a person familiar with the matter, reports that Epstein was taken off suicide watch “at the end of July” and “would likely have had access to items that he could have used to asphyxiate himself” wsj.com/articles/jeffr…
Just... wow.

@nytimes: Jeffrey Epstein was left alone and not closely monitored before his suicide, in apparent violation of jail procedures, officials said nyti.ms/31uEwiW
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