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Trump Gives Oxygen to Clinton-Epstein Conspiracy

President retweets a theory that Epstein was killed because he knew something about Bill Clinton
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 11, 2019 7:07 AM CDT
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This 2017 file photo, provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry shows Jeffrey Epstein.   (New York State Sex Offender Registry via AP, File)
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(Newser) – The internet is humming with conspiracy theories about the death of Jeffrey Epstein on Saturday, and the president of the United States appears to be giving credence to one of them that pinpoints one of his predecessors: Former President Clinton. As the Washington Post reports, President Trump retweeted a tweet from conservative commentator Terrence Williams on Saturday that goes like this: "Died of SUICIDE on 24/7 SUICIDE WATCH ? Yeah right! How does that happen/ #JefferyEpstein had information on Bill Clinton & now he’s dead. I see #TrumpBodyCount trending but we know who did this! RT if you’re not Surprised. #EpsteinSuicide #ClintonBodyCount #ClintonCrimeFamily".

The Post notes that the theory is "completely unsubstantiated" and that the president appeared to be conflicting with his own Justice Department's ruling that Epstein's death was a suicide; Epstein was in federal custody at the time of his death on Saturday. (Read more Jeffrey Epstein stories.)

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