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Ex-Acting US Solicitor General: ‘Unfathomable’ Trump Would Push Conspiracy Theory About Epstein Death

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Ex-Acting US Solicitor General: ‘Unfathomable’ Trump Would Push Conspiracy Theory About Epstein Death




Neal Katyal, who served as acting U.S. Solicitor General under President Barack Obama from 2010 to 2011, called President Trump’s retweet of a conspiracy theory blaming former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to the death of alleged sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein “literally unfathomable.”

“It is unfathomable to me that a President of the United States would retweet this. Literally unfathomable,” Katyal tweeted Saturday evening.



“It would be outrageous for even a member of a local city council, let alone from the person who is to Take Care that the Laws be Faithfully Executed,” he added.

CNN host Jake Tapper opened his show Sunday by slamming Trump for sharing the “deranged” and “insane” conspiracy theory “tying the death of pedophile Jeffrey Epstein in prison to the president’s former political rivals, the Clintons.”

“The state of our union is appalled,” Tapper said on CNN’s “State of The Union.”

“We begin this morning with a retweet from the president of the United States. Not a message about healing or uniting the country one week after two horrifying massacres, not about the victims of those tragedies. Instead President Trump using his massive Twitter platform to spread a deranged conspiracy theory tying the death of pedophile Jeffrey Epstein in prison to the president’s former political rivals, the Clintons,” Tapper said.




“I’m not going to show you the tweets,” Tapper added, before later noting that Trump could “use his megaphone for anything. But the president often uses it to amplify that which is the worst of us: personal attacks, bigotry and insane conspiracy theories.”

“Ridiculous and not true and Donald Trump knows it. Has he triggered the 25th Amendment yet?” a spokesman for former President Clinton said in a statement Saturday, referring to an amendment that addresses a president’s ability to carry out his duties.





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