NBC News reports:
President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended his weekend decision to share an unfounded conspiracy theory on Twitter suggesting without evidence that former President Bill Clinton was somehow connected to the death of wealthy financier and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein.
“He is a very highly respected conservative pundit,” Trump said Tuesday of Terrence K. Williams, the man whose tweet the president shared. “He’s a big Trump fan. And that was a retweet. That wasn’t from me. That was from him. But he’s a man with half a million followers, a lot of followers,” Trump continued, speaking as he traveled from his summer getaway in Bedminster, New Jersey, to Pennsylvania.
“Basically what we’re saying is, we want an investigation. I want a full investigation,” Trump added. Attorney General William Barr announced Saturday that the DOJ would open an investigation.
— Yahoo News (@YahooNews) August 13, 2019