Jeffrey Epstein signed his will two days before his death. Was that a coincidence? – Washington Examiner

The details of Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged suicide are still unclear, but what we do know suggests that this was not a spontaneous death. On the contrary. Epstein’s death seems to have been planned, perhaps even coordinated, by one person: Jeffrey Epstein.

A new report by the New York Post reveals the disgraced financier accused of molesting, assaulting, and trafficking dozens of young girls signed his will just two days before he died, leaving behind a nearly $600 million fortune. He put all of his holdings in a trust, the 1953 Trust, which is fairly common among the wealthy, according to a city estate lawyer.

“What is more unusual is the date,” the lawyer said, “the fact that all of this was done just days before he died.”

Unusual indeed. This new revelation, along with the fact that his prison guards had conveniently fallen asleep while he hung himself, leaves us with this:

  • Epstein had been on suicide watch after guards found him lying in his cell unconscious with marks around his neck. He had been taken off of suicide watch two weeks before he was found dead.
  • The guards who were in charge of his surveillance neglected their duty and then attempted to cover their tracks.
  • Epstein had also leveraged his wealth while he was in prison, depositing money in at least three inmates’ commissary accounts, and paying a staff of lawyers to meet with him for up to 12 hours at a time in an attempt to get out of his cell.

This was a powerful man with damaging, perhaps even criminalizing, information on a lot of important people. And yet somehow, the most famous criminal in the U.S. was able to string himself up with a bedsheet and take his own life. Yes, prison negligence played an important role in this scandal — can we call it that now? But could Epstein have made it worth everyone’s while to be negligent? Guards fast asleep, no camera footage, and a will signed and ready to go.

On the other side of the ledger, this would hardly be the first time ignorance and carelessness contributed to the loss of life in a U.S. prison. It’s a far too common occurrence that should shock this nation’s conscience and inspire reform.

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