NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Says Epstein Death 'Way Too Convenient,' Hundreds May Be Implicated in Investigation

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio flamed the fires of conspiracy Wednesday, saying the recent death of accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein was "way too convenient" and definitely not "traditional human error."

The Democratic 2020 presidential candidate and NYC mayor echoed the suspicious and conspiratorial tone of many cable news pundits regarding Jeffrey Epstein's recent death during his appearance on Fox Business Network Wednesday. De Blasio said that while he is not usually a "conspiracy theorist," the death of Epstein last week in "one of the premier federal facilities in the country" requires an investigation.

De Blasio said he believes there could be "hundreds" of people implicated by a Justice Department investigation into Epstein's alleged sexual criminal activity.

"This is way too convenient. This makes no sense," de Blasio told Fox Business Network anchor David Asman Wednesday. "He is one of the most prominent prisoners in America, at that point. He had either attempted suicide previously or been assaulted. Either way, it is the same reality, he needed to be watched 24 hours a day."

"This is come on, how on earth did they miss this?" an incredulous de Blasio said, prompting one of the co-anchors to reply, "What are you implying then?"

"I have been saying all week I am not a conspiracy theorist by nature," he continued, appearing to back off an outright accusation of conspiracy. "It means sometimes you see a series of events that you cannot give a normal explanation for and there needs to be a full investigation."

Epstein's death in Manhattan's Metropolitan Correctional Center on August 10 has been shrouded in odd details and anonymous sources claiming everything from "shrieking" heard the morning of his death to reports that correctional officers falsified documents. In perhaps the most bizarre claim, a user of the 4chan website reportedly posted about Epstein's death before reports of his alleged suicide were made public.

De Blasio said a full federal investigation "doesn't need to die with Epstein" and there are likely dozens if not hundreds of victims and "powerful people" involved in Epstein's alleged sex trafficking criminal activity.

"I'm going to say it a little more simply from my point of view. The one thing I do not think is possible here is pure tradition human error, some guard fell asleep or someone didn't cover their shift," de Blasio continued. "That's the one thing I would rule out given the prominence of the case and the nature of the situation, which means something else happened. I don't know what that something else is. But it needs to be investigated."

While speaking on New York 1 earlier this week, de Blasio previously floated his "too convenient" claim about Epstein's death.

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio flamed the fires of conspiracy Wednesday, saying the recent death of accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein was "way too convenient" and definitely not "traditional human error." Screenshot: Fox Business Network
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