President Donald Trump talks to reporters as he boards Air Force One for travel to Pennsylvania from Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, New Jersey, U.S. August 13, 2019.
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President Donald Trump said Tuesday that “I have no idea” if former President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton were somehow involved in the death of Jeffrey Epstein, the wealthy financier who died last weekend after an apparent jailhouse suicide.
Trump also told reporters that he wants a “full probe” of the accused child sex trafficker Epstein’s death on Saturday, which conspiracy theorists have suggested — without any evidence at all — was the fault of the Clintons.
Trump on Saturday had retweeted one of those conspiracy promoters.
Both Trump and Bill Clinton are former friends of Epstein. Trump flew on Epstein’s private plane at least once in the 1990s, and Clinton is known to have flown on Epstein’s plane multiple times.
Portrait of American financier Jeffrey Epstein (left) and real estate developer Donald Trump as they pose together at the Mar-a-Lago estate, Palm Beach, Florida, 1997.
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Trump said Monday that if Clinton visited Epstein’s private island in the U.S. Virgin Island, that would not be “very good.”
FBI agents raided that island, Little St. James, on Monday as part of their investigation into Epstein’s alleged sex trafficking ring.
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