Sunday, August 11, 2019

On Jeffrey Epstein's Alleged Suicide

Christopher Jon Bjerknes

I have been patiently waiting for the response of Jeffrey Epstein's lawyers to his reported death before weighing in on the matter. After being found wounded in his cell, one would expect that if Epstein believed he was in mortal danger, he would have communicated that fact to his very competent legal team and they would have informed the press and the court. One would also expect that if Epstein were suicidal, his lawyers may have been cognizant of the fact and would have taken steps to acquire medical treatment for him. Would not Epstein have alerted his lawyers that he was in danger, if he believed that he was? Perhaps he did, perhaps not.

One of his lawyers, expressly speaking on his own behalf and not as Epstein's counsel, has issued a statement calling for an investigation into Epstein's death:

Epstein's lawyers may well know more than they have yet publicly disclosed. There may be forthcoming lawsuits seeking damages for Epstein's death, whether it be ruled a suicide, murder, accident, or other cause. Thus far, the cards are being held relatively close to the vest. This is an under-reported aspect of this case.

If Epstein did not tell his lawyers that he believed he was in mortal danger or that he felt suicidal, then perhaps something else happened to Epstein, which he expected would occur and which he wanted to occur. Perhaps, like Pollard, he had friends in Israel who sought to provide him with sanctuary from American justice.

I suspect books are already being written on the matter, but the story has yet to be told. Epstein's lawyers will likely have their own story to tell.