MSNBC legal analyst Paul Butler blamed Attorney General William Barr for pedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein’s apparent suicide.
“Bill Barr directs the Bureau of Prisons and they allowed — in some ways, they facilitated Mr. Epstein’s suicide,” Butler said during a Tuesday appearance on the network.
Butler’s comments were made to MSNBC host Chris Matthews who has made no secret of his frustration with the current administration. However, Matthews was quick to tell Butler that his analysis was “not fair” and asked him to expand on what he meant by “facilitate?”
According to the legal analysis, the president has put pressure on the Justice Department specifically concerning its handling of Epstein, following a failed suicide attempt in July. The president also pointed the finger at former President and Epstein friend, Bill Clinton, saying that the former president and first lady could have reason to wish ill for their now late friend.
“I think Donald Trump is trying to deflect. If Bill Clinton has exposure, then so does Donald Trump,” he said before noting that both presidents socialized with Epstein.
“The fact is that Mr. Epstein took his own life. He died while he was in the custody of the Trump administration,” he said.
Butler’s ultimate reason for blaming the Trump administration appeared to be due to the fact that the facility where Epstein was being held was under the jurisdiction of the current administration.
Video: Hypocrisy on @MSNBC. In a @Hardball segment decrying Trump and others for spreading conspiracy theories on Jeffrey Epstein's suicide, MSNBC legal analyst Paul Butler claimed that, "in some ways," President Trump and Attorney General Barr "facilitated" Epstein's death pic.twitter.com/mhL3yRW2ur
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) August 13, 2019
The attorney general was clear from the announcement of Epstein’s death that he planned to dig into what he called “irregularities” surrounding the high profile prisoner’s demise.
Barr has reassigned the warden overseeing the Lower Manhattan jail where convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein was found dead of an apparent suicide Saturday according to The New York Post.
The decision to move Metropolitan Correctional Center warden Shirley Skipper-Scott was made by Barr, the nation’s top law enforcement officer, according to a Justice Department spokesperson.
“In addition to Skipper-Scott, the Bureau of Prisons has placed two MCC staffers who were assigned to Epstein’s unit on leave for the duration of the investigation, the department said,” the Post reported.
Earlier in the week, Barr announced that he would be looking into the death of billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein in his recent reported suicide, The New York Post reported.
“We will get to the bottom of what happened and there will be accountability,” Barr said at a law enforcement gathering in New Orleans according to the Post.
The attorney general went on to warn those involved in the alleged crimes that led to Epstine’s arrest:
“Any co-conspirators should not rest easy. The victims deserve justice and they will get it,” Barr vowed.
Statement from Attorney General William P. Barr on the Death of Jeffrey Epstein https://t.co/IdTt0sEfGj
— Justice Department (@TheJusticeDept) August 10, 2019
“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.”
Written by Savannah Pointer.