Morning Joe Peddles Conspiracy Theory: Russians Killed Jeffrey Epstein

MSNBC television anchor Joe Scarborough, co-hosts of the show "Morning Joe," takes questions from an audience, Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, at a forum called Harvard Students Speak Up: A Town Hall on Politics and Public Service, at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, on the campus of Harvard University, …
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MSNBC news host Joe Scarborough has been busy on Twitter Saturday since the news broke that accused sex trafficker and abuser Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in a Manhattan jail cell of an apparent suicide.

Scarborough’s tweet implied that Epstein’s death has the marking of other mysterious deaths linked to the Russian government.

“A guy who had information that would have destroyed rich and powerful men’s lives ends up dead in his jail cell,” Scarborough tweeted. “How predictably…Russian.”

Scarborough also tweeted that there are Republicans and Democrats “and a Harvard professor or two” who would be relieved that Epstein’s death ends the case against him.

“Powerful Democratic and Republican figures breathing a huge sigh of relief—as well as a Harvard professor or two,” Scarborough tweeted.

“Authorities couldn’t keep Epstein alive by putting him under 24-hour surveillance? How convenient for a lot of rich and powerful men,” Scarborough tweeted.

In earlier tweets Scarborough, who has been criticized by some in the media for “conspiracy theories,” said he doesn’t believe Epstein killed himself.

“He reportedly tried to kill himself two weeks ago. And is allowed to finish the job now? Bullshit,” Scarborough tweeted.

Epstein, a billionaire financier who already served a short sentence after a plea deal on prostitution charges in 2008, was ordered held behind bars ahead of what would have been a trial based on a 14-page indictment on new sex trafficking charges.
The trial was set for June 2020.

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