Here Is Some More Forbidden Fruit … You Know, Our Take On The Day’s Events: | It has been reported that the Bureau of Prisons has denied all requests for documents relating to the death of multi-millionaire financier & previously convicted sex criminal, Jeffrey Epstein.
An FOIA (Freedom of Information) request was filed by investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson for documents having to do with the injuries and medical care Epstein underwent after he was found in his prison cell back in July after apparently attempting to commit suicide. Epstein was found dead in August, hung by a prison bed sheet in his cell soon after being removed from suicide watch by officials.
Epstein’s death was declared a suicide by the New York City medical examiner.
It had been reported that the cameras outside of the multi-millionaire’s cell had been malfunctioning the night he died and that Epstein’s body as claimed by an anonymous “associate.” It wasn’t much of a shock that the Bureau of Prisons decided to refuse to release any information.
Attkisson was instructed by the Bureau of Prisons to continue to refile the request, as the status of the case could change.
Via Sharyl Attkisson:
Member of the public and press are entitled to review documents and communications generated and collected by federal agencies and officials because– we own them. However, federal agencies often delay, obstruct and resist the release of such documents.
Guidance from FOI court cases and the executive branch indicates that federal agencies are supposed to make every effort to release as much information as possible– and at least partial information if exemptions are at play.
In the case of the Epstein documents I requested, the federal Bureau of Prisons responded by stating that it is withholding all of the documents entirely.
The Bureau cites six exemptions, including that releasing the information “could reasonably be expected to endanger the life or physical safety of an(y) individual.”
Take a look at the following image of the Bureau of Prisons response to the request filed by Attkisson:
Attkisson isn’t the only one looking into Epstein’s mysterious death. Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch also began a probe and is waiting on an answer from the Bureau of Prisons.
— Sharyl Attkisson?️♂️ (@SharylAttkisson) September 16, 2019