"Epstein didn't kill himself" might be the most popular meme of the moment, but Attorney General William Barr has watched the security footage and says that the conspiracy theory doesn't hold water.

In a recent interview with the Associated Press, Attorney General William Barr said that he also had doubts about the circumstances surrounding wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein's death. The prevailing theory of armchair internet conspiracists seems to be that Epstein was offed because he had dirt on very powerful people. While that may or may not be true, Barr claims that Epstein's death was, in fact, a suicide.

While Barr did say that "a perfect storm of screw-ups" led to the opportunity for Epstein to kill himself, he explained that he personally reviewed the footage and could confirm that no one else entered the area where he was being held that night.

Epstein was being held at the high-security Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York, awaiting trial on charges of sexual abuse of underage girls. Epstein's nefarious behavior has been public knowledge for a long time and is believed to have gone well beyond what he was facing in court. You have to admit, that, paired with his unlikely suicide, and his ties to powerful political figures like Donald Trump and the Clintons do make for a pretty compelling conspiracy theory.

Sorry, internet. It looks like this time the memes got it wrong... that is if you believe the Attorney General. I think "release the Epstein tape" is about to become the new "release the Snyder cut."


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