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Tue Aug 13, 2019, 01:51 PM

Trump defends sharing Clinton-Epstein conspiracy theory

Source: Politico

President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended his decision to share a tweet suggesting Bill and Hillary Clinton were involved in financier Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide, and stoked speculation about the former president’s relationship with the deceased convicted sex offender.

“The retweet — which is what it was, just a retweet — was from somebody that’s a very respected conservative pundit, so I think that was fine,” Trump told reporters, referring to a conspiratorial message by comedian and commentator Terrence K. Williams he re-posted Saturday.

The president has been criticized in recent days for promulgating the unfounded theory that the Clintons had a hand in Epstein’s death. Trump said Tuesday he had “no idea” whether the couple played a role in the high-profile prisoner’s demise and accused Bill Clinton of lying about the extent of his air travel on Epstein’s planes.

“I know he was on his plane 27 times, and he said he was on the plane four times,” Trump said. “But when they checked the plane logs, Bill Clinton — who was a very good friend of Epstein — he was on the plane about 27 or 28 times. So why did he say four times?”

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2019/08/13/trump-clinton-epstein-conspiracy-theory-1460646

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Reply Trump defends sharing Clinton-Epstein conspiracy theory (Original post)
brooklynite Aug 13 OP
sakabatou Aug 13 #1
William Seger Aug 13 #2
lapucelle Aug 13 #3
underpants Aug 13 #4
lapucelle Aug 13 #12
Cartoonist Aug 13 #5
oldsoftie Aug 13 #7
Scarsdale Aug 13 #13
Kid Berwyn Aug 13 #20
PRETZEL Aug 22 #26
Kid Berwyn Aug 22 #27
oldsoftie Aug 13 #22
ck4829 Aug 22 #25
riversedge Aug 13 #6
Dale Neiburg Aug 22 #29
enid602 Aug 22 #30
Dale Neiburg Aug 22 #31
Midnightwalk Aug 13 #8
Leghorn21 Aug 13 #9
a kennedy Aug 13 #10
underpants Aug 13 #11
Stuart G Aug 13 #14
Bernardo de La Paz Aug 13 #15
Marie Marie Aug 13 #16
Corgigal Aug 13 #17
Yavin4 Aug 13 #18
Mc Mike Aug 13 #19
Kid Berwyn Aug 13 #21
blm Aug 14 #23
Kid Berwyn Aug 14 #24
WhoWoodaKnew Aug 22 #28

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 01:53 PM

1. Yes, because that's what all presidents do: share conspiracy theories

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 01:54 PM

2. "I think that was fine" is a defense?!

Even his excuses are getting lamer.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 01:56 PM

3. He said "four trips" Mr. President.

Fox took the 4 trips to international conferences in several countries across 2 continents and broke them into separate legs to come up with their number.

It's a textbook example of "alternate facts".

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 02:06 PM

4. Wow. I knew there had to be an explanation

Thanks.

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Response to underpants (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 02:36 PM

12. Fox News got the passenger lists after filing FOIA requests in 2015-2016,

digging for dirt to use against Hillary in 2016, and that's the best they could do to spin the information they found.

Fox called the trips (taken in connection to Clinton Foundation conferences in 2002-2003) "junkets" to make them sound nefarious and sinister.

Oh, and there were "Hollywood elites on board" for one of the 4 trips.

They are all involved in AIDS outreach and activism and were traveling to Africa with the former president to attend an AIDS prevention conference that the Clinton Foundation was sponsoring.



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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 02:06 PM

5. There's a picture of you with Jeff

Explain please why you aren't a suspect.

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Response to Cartoonist (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 02:15 PM

7. Hell, there's VIDEO of him laughing it up with Epstein.

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #7)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 02:51 PM

13. In one photo,

Maleria is cuddled up to Epstein. tRump and Maxwell are in the photo, too. I read that Epstein introduced tRump to wife #3. Maybe she was pushing him to marry her, and he dumped her off onto tRump?

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #13)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 05:06 PM

20. Funtastic Foursome

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Reply #20)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 08:08 AM

26. And she looks stoned out of her mind..........nt

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Response to PRETZEL (Reply #26)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 08:50 AM

27. She's been Bill Cosbied.

Candy’s dandy. Liquor is quicker. Dope renders them defenseless.

FTR: Bill Cosby had a home in Epstein’s neighborhood. His name also was in Epstein’s little black book. Small world for evil.

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #13)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 09:50 PM

22. Nah, Melania was WAAAY too old for Epstein!!

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Response to Cartoonist (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 07:13 AM

25. Yep

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 02:13 PM

6. good gawd!! Trump is planting an ugly seed, asking if Bill Clinton went to the Island.....

damn. damn



.........“The question you have to ask is, did Bill Clinton go to the island? Because Epstein had an island. That was not a good place, as I understand it, and I was never there,” Trump said Tuesday. “So you have to ask, did Bill Clinton go to the island? That’s the question. If you find that out, you’re going to know a lot.”

“President Clinton knows nothing about the terrible crimes Jeffrey Epstein pleaded guilty to in Florida some years ago, or those with which he has been recently charged in New York,” Clinton spokesman Angel Ureña said last month. "He’s not spoken to Epstein in well over a decade, and has never been to Little St. James Island, Epstein’s ranch in New Mexico, or his residence in Florida.”


Ureña also hit back against Trump's effort to link the Clintons to Epstein's suicide, tweeting on Saturday: "Ridiculous, and of course not true — and Donald Trump knows it. Has he triggered the 25th Amendment yet?"

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Response to riversedge (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 09:50 AM

29. Actually Barr and Individual-1

have a much better motive (and opportunity) than the Clintons for "suiciding" Epstein.

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Response to Dale Neiburg (Reply #29)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 09:54 AM

30. tRump

You can't blame tRump. He suffers from Epstein-Barr virus.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 02:15 PM

8. How many times was

Trump on the plane?

Was Epstein at trump’s resort mar a lago?

Did trump attend one of Epstein’s party?

Those are the appropriate questions.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 02:19 PM

9. "IT WAS JUST A RETWEET, WWWAANNHHH!!"

LOO
ZER

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 02:31 PM

10. That's damn near slander isn't it against President Clinton?? Isn't it??

I think President Clinton should sue his ass too. tRump just spewing shit and never getting challenged on it has got to stop.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 02:33 PM

11. Did anyone ask him about trips with Epstein?

Including the one AFTER Trump said they weren’t pals anymore?

Yes it’s mentioned in the article. But did any reporter bother to ask?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 02:56 PM

14. Trump is not just stupid, much lower than stupid. ??

Doubling down on the Clinton attack is hard to believe. This will convince some people to finally turn against
Trump, because the first time might have been a "mistake" but this time is a calculated attack.
..This totally irresponsible and an impeachable offense. Of course, Trump doesn't have the guts to admit the first time, "was a mistake" so he doubles down as always.
..Attacking Clinton when there is strong evidence of Trump being a friend of Epstein, shines the light on Trump, not Clinton. Trump does not have the intelligence or sanity to see that.
..Either way, Trump has made an error that defines his status as an out of control individual who must be removed from office as soon as possible

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 03:39 PM

15. 4 vs 27: Four trips with 27 flights total for the trips. Stupids don't do nuance. . . . nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 04:12 PM

16. So let me get this straight...

The Supreme Liar is questioning why someone else would lie? Oh Donald, you are projecting again.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 04:17 PM

17. Trump appears to be running his mouth

and feeling safe. Wonder why?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 04:26 PM

18. How do Clinton's flights with Epstein correlate with Epstein's death in a Trump-controlled prison?

How could Clinton have Epstein killed?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 04:58 PM

19. terrence K. Williams? very respected pundit.

He's an actor, too. Also appeared in Tactical Girl.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 05:10 PM

21. Trump is making a bigly mistake. Ask Barr why his dad hired Epstein.

The Ties That Bind Jeffrey Epstein, William Barr & Donald Trump

Todd Neikirk
Hill Reporter, May 19, 2019

During Attorney General, William Barr’s confirmation hearing, he was mostly peppered with questions about how he would handle the Mueller Report. Senator Ben Sasse’s (R-NE) questioning, however, diverged from the pack. Sasse asked Barr about the lenient sentence given out to billionaire pedophile, Jeffrey Epstein. The future Attorney General told Sasse that he would look into the matter.

This, however, was not the first connection between Barr and his family and the disgraced pedophile. In 1973, Barr’s father Donald, the headmaster at Manhattan’s Dalton School, hired Epstein as a calculus and physics teacher.

While hiring Epstein, a noted mathematics genius, was not strange on its face, the hire was unusual for a number of reasons. Epstein had not earned a college degree as he dropped out of New York’s prestigious Cooper Union. The other odd circumstance was that the new teacher was only 20 years of age.

Apparently, the hire was a successful one. The New Yorker wrote in a 2003 profile on Epstein, “he was something of a Robin Williams–in–Dead Poets Society type of figure, wowing his high-school classes with passionate mathematical riffs.” Epstein’s mathematical skills caught the eye of Bear Stearns’ chairman, Alan “Ace” Greenberg, whose son attended the Dalton School. Greenberg hired Epstein as an options trader and the former teacher was able to amass a fortune.

Continues....

https://hillreporter.com/the-ties-that-bind-jeffrey-epstein-william-barr-donald-trump-34107

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Barr must’ve seen something in that young man, otherwise there’s no logical rationale for the hire.

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Reply #21)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 09:09 PM

23. This is a big story, IMO. One reporters probably fear looking deeper

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Response to blm (Reply #23)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 09:41 PM

24. Bloomberg today published 2003 Epstein interview, The Dalton School...

...zero mention of Wm. Barr’s dad hiring Epstein.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2019-08-14/the-epstein-tapes-unearthed-recordings-from-his-private-island-jzbmb3p1

This is the global fascist’s political control network: drug, financial, sexual predations and every thing documented for blackmail.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 09:01 AM

28. This liar will say anything, anytime to anybody. He's a common conman.

Sean Hannity is the real evil in the country. He sells Trump to the masses.

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