Trump defends promoting conspiracy theory about Epstein's death: 'It was a retweet'

Source: The Hill | August 13, 2019 | Brett Samuels

President Trump on Tuesday defended promoting a baseless conspiracy theory that ties the Clintons to the death of accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, saying it was “fine” because he was only retweeting what someone else said.

“The retweet — which is what it was, it was a retweet — was from somebody that is a very respected conservative pundit. So I think it was fine,” Trump told reporters before heading to Pennsylvania for a speech.

Asked later if he truly believes the Clintons are involved in Epstein’s death, Trump said “I have no idea” before pointing to former President Bill Clinton’s relationship with the disgraced financier.

Trump, who ran in the same social circles with Epstein before he said they had a falling out, said he would like there to be a “full investigation” into the convicted sex offender’s death.

“I want a full investigation and that’s what I absolutely am demanding,” Trump said.

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  •  EVERYDAY #31225

    What a *bleep*!

     ConservativeGranny #31230

    If someone put a hit on Epstein I doubt it was Clinton. Neither he or his wife have anything to lose at this point. I think they are out of politics now. There are wealthier and more powerful than Bill Clinton.

     Consistent #31233

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