Matt Whitaker: ‘Serious questions’ raised by Epstein’s death

Matt Whitaker: ‘Serious questions’ raised by Epstein’s death


GRIFF: FOX NEWS ALERT. JEFFREY EPSTEIN NOT CHEXD ON FOR HOURS. AINSLEY: LEARNING THAT HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN CHECKED ON EVERY 30 MINUTES. LET’S BRING ON MATTHEW WHITAKER FORMER ACTING ATTORNEY GENERAL AND INCOMING OUTSIDE GENERAL COUNSEL FOR PCATIC. THANKS FOR BEING HERE.>>I’M EXCITED TO WORK WITH THE FOLKS AT PCATIC CLIENTS AS PART OF MY LAW PRACTICE. I REALLY LIKE THE COMPANY AND IT SHOULD BE A FUN TIME. AINSLEY: WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF WHAT HAPPENED TO EPSTEIN? DO YOU THINK THIS WAS IS YOU SUICIDE.>>THIS IS THE GREAT THING DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL I HEAD UP THE BUREAU OF PRISONS AMONG OTHER THINGS. I WAS VERY PLEASED THAT BILL BARR TOOK THIS INCREDIBLY SERIOUSLY AND SAID WE HAVE TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS AND BROUGHT IN MICHAEL HOROWITZ WHO IS THE INSPECTOR GENERAL AND WHO HAS A LOT OF EXPERIENCE INVESTIGATING THINGS THAT HAVE HAPPENED AT VOP INCLUDING IN ITS NEW YORK CITY JAIL. I ALSO KNOW, YOU KNOW, WAS THERE WHEN GENERAL SESSIONS APPOINTED HUGH HOROWITZ TO BE THE VOP. IS HE A METHODICAL PROCEDURE BASED PERSON. VOP NOBODY DOES IT BETTER THAN VOP. I WAS SURPRISED TO SEE SOME OF THESE PROTOCOLS AND PROCEDURES 30 MINUTE CHECK AND THE LIKE WERE NOT FOLLOWED. I THINK THERE ARE SERIOUS QUESTIONS THAT RIZZS RAD ARE RAI QUESTIONS THAT RIZZS RAD ARE RAE QUESTIONS THAT RIZZS RAD ARE RAD HERE. I THINK REASON AND COMMON SENSE WOULD SUGGEST THAT SOMEONE SHOULD HAVE BEEN CHECKING ON HIM BASTED ON WHAT HAD HAPPENED SEVERAL WEEKS BEFORE. GRIFF: YOU SAY SERIOUS QUESTIONS BEING ASKED. IN THE “WALL STREET JOURNAL” TODAY THEIR OP-ED BASICALLY SAYS THAT THIS FIASCO, THIS WHATEVER HAS HAPPENED, WE WILL GET THE FACTS, BUT THIS IS PART OF WHY AMERICANS DON’T TRUST THEIR GOVERNMENT HOW IMPORTANT IS GETTING THIS INVESTIGATION RIGHT, CONCISE, AND TRANSPARENT?>>WELL, THE TRANSPARENCY IS THE KEY. THAT’S WHAT BUILD CONFIDENCE FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. IF YOU DON’T GIVE ALL OF THE FACTS AND ESSENTIALLY A LINE BY LINE AS TO WHAT WE LOOKED INTO, WHAT WE TALKED TO, WHAT WE FOUND, WHAT WE SAW, WHAT WAS VIOLATED, IF ANYTHING, AND THE WHO, WHAT, JUST LIKE THE FACTS, THEN THE CONFIDENCE WON’T BE THERE. SO WE NEED LIKE ULTIMATE TRANSPARENCY IN THIS CASE. NOW, THIS IS THE SAME JAIL THAT CHAPO WAS JUST BEING HELD BEFORE HE WAS TRANSFERRED OUT TO THE SUPER MAX IN COLORADO. SO I WAS SURPRISED TO SEE THAT THEY CAN HOLD LIMB HIM BASICALLY WITHOUT INCIDENT AND EPSTEIN TWICE. ONCE AN ALLEGED FAILED ATTEMPT AT SUICIDE AND NOW A SUCCESSFUL ATTEMPTED. SOMETHING, I THINK, THE QUESTION SURROUNDINGS THIS SOMETHING DOESN’T ADD UP. WE NEED FULL TRANSPARENCY AND WE NEED THE ANSWERS ON THIS. PETE: YOU MENTIONED HOROWITZ WHICH SENT MY MIND IN ANOTHER DIRECTION AND HIS NAME HAS BEEN USED ON THE OTHER INSPECTOR GENERAL INVESTIGATION. ANY SENSE ON WHEN HIS OTHER INVESTIGATION COMES OUT ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED?>>PETE, I THINK EVERYONE BELIEVES THAT IT’S GOING TO BE SEPTEMBER AND THOSE ARE — THAT TOGETHER WITH THE DURHAM PIECE OF THOSE INVESTIGATIONS INTO THAT ENTIRE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION IS GOING TO BE KEY. AND, AGAIN, THAT’S ONE WE WILL NEED FULL TRANSPARENCY. WE WILL NEED TO KNOW WHAT DECISIONS WERE MADE. WHY DID THEY MAKE THEM? WHAT WAS THE PREDICATE FOR THESE INVESTIGATIONS? I MEAN, I KNOW SOME OF IT, BUT ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I HEARD BILL BARR SAY AFTER HE TOOK OVER IN FEBRUARY FROM ME IS THAT HE COULDN’T GET ANSWERS TO SOME OF THESE QUESTIONS. I FELT THE SAME WAY. I ASKED THE SAME QUESTIONS AND I COULDN’T GET ANSWERS EITHER. I WAS GLAD TO SEE HIM DO THIS BECAUSE I THINK WE WILL GET SOME OF THESE ANSWERS. AINSLEY: AS FAR AS THE TRANSPARENCY IN THE EPSTEIN THING, HOW DO YOU FIND OUT WHAT REALLY GOES ON BEHIND BARS DON’T SNITCH, DON’T TATTLE BECAUSE BAD THINGS COULD HAPPEN TO YOU IF YOU DO THAT. HOW DO YOU REALLY FIND OUT THE TRUTH?>>IT’S LIKE CONDUCTING ANY OTHER INVESTIGATION. YOU START ON THE OUTSIDE AND WORK YOUR WAY IN. THE INTERESTING THING IS THEY HAVE CANAL ARE AS BUT NOT IN THE CELLS. ONLY THERE WAS STAFF THERE DOING THINGS. AT THE SAME TIME, THERE WAS NOBODY IN THE CELL WITH HIM. TO SOME EXTENT IT’S GOING TO BE WHAT WAS HAPPENING OUTSIDE OF THE CELL AND IN THE HALLWAYS AND WHO WAS MOVING AROUND AT THE TIME. THOSE CAMERAS USUALLY ARE YOUR BEST FACT PROVIDER. GRIFF: YOU MENTIONED BARR. IS HE VERY OUTRAGED AND UPSET. IS THAT JUSTIFIED?>>I’M SURE WHEN HE GOT THE NEWS, I’M GUESSING HE DID NOT USE THE BEST LANGUAGE BECAUSE I MEAN, THAT IS — THAT WAS, IF NOT THE MOST HIGH PROFILE CASE GOING ON AT DOJ THE MOST HIGH PROFILE CASE. YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE THOSE VICTIMS RECEIVE THE SATISFACTION AND THE JUSTICE THAT THEY DESERVE. SO, TO BE — TO HAVE IT GO DOWN THE WAY 20 DOWN, I THINK IS — YOU WOULD WANT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OUTRAGED AND VERY ANGRY AND COMMANDING ANSWERS. GRIFF: WE SHALL SEE WHAT HAPPENS. MATT WHITCHER, THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. CONGRATULATIONS ON THE NEW

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