U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN-09) on Tuesday held U.S. Attorney General William Barr accountable for the death of Jeffrey Epstein.
Cohen accused Barr of neglect in Epstein’s death at a House Judiciary Committee hearing.
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 28, 2020
“You’ve gone through the Fifth Amendment and Due Process and just negated it. And the 10th Amendment, which leaves general policing to the law enforcement, to the states, has been forgotten,” Cohen said.
“Maybe what happened with your secret police were [they were] poorly trained. Just like your Bureau of Prisons Guards who were poorly trained and allowed the most notorious inmate in our nation’s last several years, Jeffrey Epstein, to conveniently commit suicide. Sad.”
Afterwards, Cohen retweeted a Daily Edge post that described Epstein as “Trump’s pedophile rape-party pal.” The Daily Edge post that Cohen retweeted went on to say that Barr allowed Epstein to die “before he could reveal what he knew.” The Daily Edge posted no evidence to show that Trump or Barr were complicit in Epstein’s alleged crimes or subsequent death.
Rep. Steve Cohen slams AG Barr for unleashing violent attacks on protesters, violating the 1st, 4th, 5th and 10th amendments and allowing Trump’s pedophile rape-party pal Jeffrey Epstein to die in prison before he could reveal what he knew. #BarrHearing #EDNKH pic.twitter.com/Pyfe5NvZCd
— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) July 28, 2020
As The Tennessee Star reported last year, one of Epstein’s accusers alleged she saw Prince Andrew and former U.S. President Bill Clinton on Epstein’s property in the Virgin Islands. Epstein sexually abused young women there, the woman alleged.
As reported last year, authorities found Epstein dead in jail as he awaited trial on sex trafficking charges at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in lower Manhattan. They said he died of suicide by hanging. The well-connected money manager pleaded not guilty to federal charges of sex trafficking involving dozens of underage girls as young as 14.
At the time, Barr ordered the removal of the warden at the jail. Barr also criticized “serious irregularities” at the facility.
In May of last year, as The Tennessee Star reported, Cohen mocked Barr at a House Judiciary Committee hearing reviewing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report showing no collusion with Russia or obstruction of justice.
Barr did not attend.
Cohen feasted on Kentucky Fried Chicken as a prop to prove Barr was…chicken.
Cohen’s stunt at the time backfired — with conservatives and liberals.
Communities Digital News referred to “that fool Steve Cohen who carries a porcelain chicken into Congress’ hallowed halls. Cohen further disgraced his elected role and the Congressional body by stuffing his idiot face with fried chicken right there in a Congressional chamber.”
According to Deadline.com, John Oliver of Last Week Tonight called Cohen’s stunt “pathetic” and “tragic.”
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