Joe Scarborough Criticized For Conspiracy Theory On Epstein’s Suicide: “How Convenient For Rich Powerful Men”

Breaking news of convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide broke Saturday morning, leading to wide-spread speculation about the “real” reason he died. While documents related to the Epstein sex-trafficking case indicated high-profile associates – and while any of those associates have very good reason to want Epstein silenced – some people have been voicing their theories and taking heat in the process.

The right is implicating the Clinton family (as evidenced by the trending hashtag “#ClintonBodyCount“ on Twitter) but the left is blaming – you guessed it – Russia.

No, that’s not a joke. Progressive loon and MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, who has a history of attempting to tie people to Russia – posted a tweet that insinuated that perhaps Russia carried out a hit on behalf of “rich and powerful men.”

MSNBC News Host Joe Scarborough is the target of critics after posting what many are calling conspiracy-driven tweets on Saturday in the wake of Manhattan financier Jeffrey Epstein’s apparent suicide.

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The Morning Joe co-host tweeted what many people are wondering, “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 rich and powerful people are likely at ease considering Epstein’s death, 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, adding to a slew of conspiracy theories regarding Epstein’s death.

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!”

In addition to his thoughts, Scarborough retweeted filmmaker Brian Koppelman who said with little authority, “Epstein suicide. Sure. Seems likely. Probably what happened. Hey, folks, we’re Russia now. Enjoy it.”

Koppelman continued: “Look. I have studied powerful people and criminals for a long time. Even if there’s ‘photographic evidence’ there is no way this was suicide.

Having someone killed or hurt in jail can be as simple as leaving them unprotected. As simple as paying someone outside the jail.”

In reference to Epstein’s alleged suicide attempt in July, Scarborough said, “He reportedly tried to kill himself two weeks ago. And is allowed to finish the job now? Bull****.”

In another tweet, Scarborough said it was “bull—-” to believe that Epstein was able to kill himself after reportedly trying to commit suicide just weeks prior. The 66-year-old pleaded not guilty to sex trafficking charges but could have faced up to 45 years in prison.

“The rich and powerful get away with raping young girls…again,” Scarborough said in another tweet.

Some on Twitter criticized Scarborough’s suspicions but he wasn’t the only one to ask questions about the billionaire’s death.

While the facts surrounding the reported suicide are admittedly unclear (as they often are with high-profile breaking stories) the fact that rabid liberals are attempting to once again invoke Russia to – however pitifully – tie Trump to Epstein’s death just shows how terribly deranged they are.

There is absolutely no evidence to support their claims, but then again, they pushed the Trump/Russia collusion conspiracy for two years without having any concrete evidence. It is clear that nothing is beneath them, and if there is no tangible tie to the Kremlin, they have absolutely no problem creating one out of thin air.

Predictably, this netted Scarborough quite a bit of well-deserved ridicule on Twitter:

Epstein — who was awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges in Manhattan’s Metropolitan Correctional Center — was pronounced dead Saturday at a local hospital following an apparent suicide. Epstein, 66, had pleaded not guilty to sex trafficking and conspiracy charges and was being held without bail. The facility is widely considered to be one of the most secure in the country.

Epstein’s death comes a day after hundreds of pages of court documents were released that revealed new allegations against him and some of his associates. It’s not yet clear how Epstein’s death will affect the investigation into his abuse of countless underage girls or the potential consequences for his accomplices.

There is no evidence that Russian interference or any other unfounded conspiracies have any connection to Epstein’s death.