MSNBC News Host Joe Scarborough is the goal of critics after posting conspiracy-driven tweets on Saturday within the wake of Manhattan financier Jeffrey Epstein’s apparent suicide.
The Morning Joe co-host tweeted, “Authorities couldn’t keep Epstein alive by putting him under 24 hour surveillance? How convenient for a lot of rich and powerful men.”
Scarborough insinuated that wealthy and highly effective individuals are doubtless comfy contemplating Epstein’s demise, calling the incident “predictably…Russian.”
“A guy who had information that would have destroyed rich and powerful men’s lives ends up dead in his jail cell. How predictably…Russian,” he tweeted, including to a slew of conspiracy theories concerning Epstein’s demise.
CNN Reporter Andrew Kaczynski condemned Scarborough’s tweets, saying, “Reckless speculation like this from someone with a platform and voice as large as yours is as irresponsible as it gets.”
Jerry Dunleavy, a reporter for the DC Examiner said on Twitter, “Evidence-free conspiracy mongering from a prominent news anchor seems problematic!”
MSNBC didn’t reply to a direct request for remark.
In addition to his ideas, Scarborough retweeted filmmaker Brian Koppelman who mentioned with little authority, “Epstein suicide. Sure. Seems likely. Probably what happened. Hey, folks, we’re Russia now. Enjoy it.”
Koppelman continued: “Look. I’ve studied highly effective folks and criminals for a very long time. Even if there’s ‘photographic proof’ there isn’t any approach this was suicide.
Having somebody killed or damage in jail will be so simple as leaving them unprotected. As easy as paying somebody outdoors the jail.”
In reference to Epstein’s alleged suicide try in July, Scarborough mentioned, “He reportedly tried to kill himself two weeks ago. And is allowed to finish the job now? Bull****.”
Epstein — who was awaiting trial on sex-trafficking costs in Manhattan’s Metropolitan Correctional Center — was pronounced dead Saturday at a neighborhood hospital following an obvious suicide. Epstein, 66, had pleaded not responsible to intercourse trafficking and conspiracy costs and was being held without bail. The facility is widely considered to be one of the crucial safe within the nation.
Epstein’s demise comes a day after hundreds of pages of court documents had been launched that exposed new allegations towards him and a few of his associates. It’s not but clear how Epstein’s demise will affect the investigation into his abuse of numerous underage women or the potential penalties for his accomplices.
There isn’t any proof that Russian interference or another unfounded conspiracies have any connection to Epstein’s demise.