2 Democratic presidential main candidates slammed President Trump on Sunday for retweeting a conspiracy theory that the Clintons had a role in the death of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein.
Both Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey and previous Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke said that Trump is trying to divide Americans and distract citizens far from the problem of weapon violence by fueling the conspiracy theory that Epstein did not devote suicide, but instead was eliminated by someone connected to former President Costs Clinton and previous Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
” What he’s doing threatens, he’s providing light to conspiracy theorists and whipping people approximately anger against various individuals in this nation,” Booker said during an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “He is using the very same techniques as the Russians to assault our democracy.”
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O’Rourke included during a separate interview on the Sunday early morning talk show that the president’s retweet is ‘[a] nother example of Trump utilizing his position to attack political enemies with unfounded conspiracy theories.”
” Trump is changing the conversations so we can’t focus on the real problems that he belongs to,” O’Rourke included, singling out weapon violence and anti-immigrant beliefs as two concerns Trump is sustaining through his rhetoric.
Trump on Saturday retweeted a message from conservative analyst and comedian Terrence K. Williams.
” Passed Away of SUICIDE on 24/ 7 SUICIDE VIEW?” Williams composed. “Yeah right! How does that take place #JefferyEpstein knew on Costs Clinton & now he’s dead.”
Epstein, 66, had actually been rejected bail and dealt with up to 45 years behind bars on federal sex trafficking and conspiracy charges unsealed last month. He had actually pleaded not guilty and was awaiting trial next year, however was not on suicide watch, officials verified.
Williams likewise claims in a video together with the tweet that for Epstein to die by suicide, “someone refraining from doing their task, or somebody earned money not to do– not to do their job, so someone can get knocked off, so details don’t come out.”
Epstein’s relationships with Trump, former President Expense Clinton and Britain’s Prince Andrew are at the center of online reports and theories, with lots of questioning what politicians understood about Epstein’s alleged sex criminal offenses.
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Epstein was found unresponsive in his cell Saturday early morning at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Fire authorities received a call at 6: 39 a.m. Saturday that Epstein remained in heart attack, and he was noticable dead at New york city Presbyterian-Lower Manhattan Medical Facility.
The federal investigation into the accusations stays unfaltering, U.S. Lawyer Geoffrey Berman said. He noted in a statement Saturday that the indictment against Epstein includes a conspiracy charge, suggesting others could deal with charges in the case.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.