Fox News guest shouts 'Epstein didn’t kill himself' live on air
A former US Navy Seal has alleged on a live Fox News segment that convicted the sex offender and billionaire Jeffrey Epstein did not die as a result of committing suicide.
The incident occurred on Saturday, October 2, when Warrior Dog Foundation founder Mike Ritland was discussing the military dog Conan, the Belgian Malinois who helped to take down ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in an operation in Syria.
However, at the end of his segment, Ritland briefly advised viewers at home not to adopt military dogs if they were unprepared for the responsibility of raising them, and added suddenly, "And Epstein didn’t kill himself."
Watch Ritland's outburst on the Fox News segment below:
Host Jesse Waters initially laughed at the former SEAL's non-sequitur, before chiming in: "OK. Thank you for that commentary. Maybe more on that later."
This bizarre moment had occurred just a few days after Daily Show host Trevor Noah appeared to jokingly ask Hilary Clinton whether she had any hand in Epstein's death.
Speaking to the former senator, Noah stated: "I have to ask you a question that has been plaguing me for a while: How did you kill Jeffrey Epstein? Because you’re not in power, but you have all the power. I really need to understand how you do what you do, because you seem to be behind everything nefarious, and yet you do not use it to become president. Honestly, what does it feel like being the boogeyman to the right?"
Watch Trevor Noah jokingly ask Hilary Clinton how she killed Jeffery Epstein:
Clinton replied: "The things [conspiracy theorists] say, and now, of course, it’s on steroids with being online, are so ridiculous, beyond any imagination that I could have. And yet they are so persistent in putting forth these crazy ideas and theories. Honestly, I don’t know what I ever did to get them to upset. ... I've gotten kind of used to it."
In a recent appearance on Fox & Friends, forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Baden claimed that Epstein's body showed signs of injuries that: "are extremely unusual in suicidal hangings and could occur much more commonly in homicidal strangulation."
He added: "I think that the evidence points toward homicide rather than suicide ... Hanging does not cause these broken bones. Homicide does ... I’ve not seen in 50 years where that occurred in a suicidal hanging case."
Take a look at pathologist Dr. Michael Baden's report on Epstein's death:
Jeffery Epstein was found dead in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center 6:30 am on August 10, 2019. Emergency responders were called and he was taken to a hospital, but they were unable to resuscitate him. The Bureau of Prisons and U.S. Attorney General William Barr claimed that Epstein's death an apparent suicide, but the circumstances of his death are still being investigated by the Justice Department.