Donald Trump – currently on holiday at his golf resort in Bedminster, New Jersey – has again stoked controversy by retweeting unfounded conspiracy theories about the apparent suicide of billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein in a New York jail cell on Saturday.
Democratic 2020 contenders Beto O’Rourke and Cory Booker have led the condemnation of the president, accusing him of seeking to divert attention from the bad press he suffered in the aftermath of the El Paso and Dayton mass shootings by giving oxygen to unfounded rumours linking Epstein, a former friend of Mr Trump himself, to his precursor in the White House, Bill Clinton.
The White House has meanwhile introduced tough new immigration measures that could deny visas and permanent residency to hundreds of thousands of people for being too poor.
Jeffrey Epstein: France demands its own investigation into paedophile financier, days after his death in prison
Ministers say ‘fundamental’ probe will allow victims the ‘justice they deserve’
As we all awaits free original Autopsy result of Jeffrey Epstein’s death the independent reported that:
France’s government is demanding an investigation into Jeffrey Epstein‘s links to the country following his “apparent suicide” in a New York prison cell.
In a joint statement, two ministers in Emmanuel Macron’s cabinet said it was “fundamental” that a separate probe be launched so that the paedophile financier’s death “doesn’t deprive the victims of the justice they deserve” and to protect other girls from “this kind of predator”.
Marlene Schiappa, secretary of state for gender equality, and Adrien Taquet, secretary of state for protecting children, added the US probe into Epstein’s abuse of teenage girls had “highlighted links with France”.
Francois Durpaire, an historian on US and French affairs, told BFM TV Epstein was “very fond” of France and that the 66-year-old owned properties in Paris, Nice and Biarritz.
“Whenever there is a place related to Epstein, there is a case that is related to Epstein,” he said.