Sawyer was asked today by Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC), “With a case this high profile, there has got to be either a major malfunction of the system or criminal enterprise at foot to allow this to happen. So are you looking at both, is the FBI looking at both?”
Sawyer replied, “The FBI is involved and they are looking at criminal enterprise, yes.”
Earlier this year, New York City’s medical examiner ruled Epstein’s death a suicide.
Last month, former New York City medical examiner Dr. Michael Baden told Fox News that Epstein’s autopsy was more consistent with homicidal strangulation.
Baden stated that Epstein had two fractures on the sides of his larynx and another fracture on the left hyoid bone.
“Those three fractures are extremely unusual in suicidal hangings and could occur much more commonly in homicidal strangulation,” Baden told Fox and Friends. “I’ve not seen in 50 years where that occurred in a suicidal hanging case.”Today, the two prison guards who were on duty the night Epstein died have been taken into custody and charged with “making false records and conspiring to make false records and to defraud the United States by impairing the lawful functions of the Metropolitan Correctional Center, where Epstein was found dead on Aug. 10.”
In a statement, U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said, “As alleged, the defendants had a duty to ensure the safety and security of federal inmates in their care at the Metropolitan Correctional Center. Instead, they repeatedly failed to conduct mandated checks on inmates, and lied on official forms to hide their dereliction.