Congress Rushes to Respond to Epstein Death Before Conspiracies Take Over

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Members of Congress, furious over Jeffrey Epstein’s death in federal custody, are set on getting to the bottom of it before the many conspiracy theories swirling around the accused serial sex offender’s demise completely overshadow the facts.  

They are, obviously, running far behind. By the time the Democratic and Republican leaders of the House Judiciary Committee sent a letter to the Federal Bureau of Prisons on Monday demanding answers about the circumstances of Epstein’s apparent suicide, the country already had two full days to marinate in President Trump’s retweet of a conspiracy theory that former President Bill Clinton was somehow to blame.

Beyond Trump, political and media figures on the right and left have been openly entertaining on social media every idea from foul play being involved to the death was faked altogether since the news of Epstein’s demise broke on Saturday.

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