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Federal officials ask why Epstein was not on suicide watch

Clip: 08/10/2019 | 3m 47s | Video has closed captioning.

Federal authorities are calling for an investigation after wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein was found dead of an apparent suicide in a New York jail on Saturday morning, just weeks after another reported attempt to take his own life. Epstein was in custody on sex-trafficking charges. Pervaiz Shallwani, senior editor at The Daily Beast, joins Hari Sreenivasan for more.

Aired: 08/10/19

Rating: NR

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