During a heated testimony Tuesday, Rep. Steve Cohen suggested Attorney General Barr was responsible for Epstein’s death.
Maybe what happened was your secret police were poorly trained, just like your Bureau of Prison guards were poorly trained and allowed the most notorious inmate in our nation’s last several years, Jeffrey Epstein, to conveniently commit suicide. SAD.
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 28, 2020
Per The Sun, Epstein, 66, killed himself in a federal jail in Manhattan last summer while in custody on sex trafficking charges.
The Bureau of Prisons has been the subject of intense scrutiny and conspiracy theories since then, with staff shakeups and leadership changes.
Barr previously said his death was the result of the “perfect storm of screw-ups.”
On Tuesday, Barr did not comment about Epstein’s death following Cohen’s comments.