Jeffrey Epstein found dead in Manhattan jail: Attorney-General William Barr says 'serious irregularities' found in federal prison
Tuesday, 13 August 2019 Attorney-General William Barr has said that there were 'serious irregularities' at the federal jail where Jeffrey Epstein took his own life as he awaited trial on charges he sexually abused underage girls.
New York authorities have fined Deutsche Bank $150 mln over failures including the services it provided to Jeffrey Epstein - the former financier who committed suicide while awaiting trial on charges of trafficking minors. Julian Satterthwaite reports.
Newser reports Ghislaine Maxwell, the girlfriend of the late Jeffrey Epstein, is now in a federal detention center in New York City. However, it isn't the one where Epstein died last year. The British former socialite, and daughter of media mogul Robert Maxwell, is accused of recruiting girls as young as 14 for Epstein to sexually abuse. She was moved to Brooklyn's Metropolitan Detention Center on Monday and awaits a bail hearing on Friday.
Prosecutors have asked a judge to schedule a Friday court appearance in New York for Ghislaine Maxwell, the former girlfriend and longtime associate of the late disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.
One of Jeffrey Epstein's accusers says she cried "happy tears" following the arrest of Epstein's long-time associate British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell last week, Australia's Network Nine reported."(This day to me) has been like one of the best days of my life. I have not stopped smiling and crying happy tears. And I'm just, yeah, I'm elated to know that she's where she belongs," accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre said in an interview with the Network's 60 Minutes programme aired on Sunday.Maxwell, who has been accused by many women of helping procure underage sex partners for Epstein, was arrested last week in the US.
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[NFA] Attorney General William Barr on Friday ordered the establishment of a task force to counter what he called "anti-government extremists" committing violence as protests against police brutality convulse the United States. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House of Representative won’t impeach AAttorney General Bill Barr. According to Business Insider, Barr is set to testify before the House in July. Two Department of Justice whistleblowers testified before the House Judiciary Committee. They said Barr has been involved in improper political interference. Pelosi said: "Anyone who saw that testimony will know that Barr is a mess and a disgrace to the Department of Justice."
U.S. House Democrats blasted Attorney General William Barr at a hearing on Wednesday over accusations he had improperly meddled in criminal cases and antitrust probes for political gain, but they stopped short of pledging to take any steps to try and oust the nation's top law enforcement official. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
(CNN) Attorney General William Barr is set to testify before the House Judiciary Committee in late July, a Department of Justice spokesperson has announced. "The Attorney General has accepted an invitation to appear before the House Judiciary Committee for a general oversight hearing on July 28th," Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec tweeted Wednesday.
Jean Kennedy Smith, the last surviving sibling of late President John F. Kennedy has died. According to CNN, Kennedy Smith died on Wednesday. Kennedy Smith's daughter shared that her mother passed away at home in Manhattan. Born the eighth of nine children, Kennedy Smith was labeled “the shy Kennedy,” She served as U.S. ambassador to Ireland in the 90s and played a crucial role in the Northern Irish peace process. Kennedy Smith was 92 years old.