William Barr asks inspector general to open investigation into Jeffrey Epstein's death

William Barr.
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The FBI is investigating the death by suicide of millionaire financier and alleged sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, and the Justice Department's Office of the Inspector General is expected to follow suit.

Epstein reportedly hanged himself in a Manhattan jail and was found dead on Saturday morning. "Mr. Epstein's death raises serious questions that must be answered," Attorney General William Barr said. He also said he asked his department's Inspector General to open an investigation into what happened.

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