"Once again, journalists are in the unhappy predicament of trying to decide whether and how to cover false allegations raised by a candidate for president of the United States," Tapper said at the start his show, "The Lead."
 
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"The notion that this was a murder is a fiction born of delusion and untethered to reality and contradicted by evidence reviewed in at least six investigations, one of them by Ken Starr, hardly a Bill Clinton defender," Tapper said during the segment.
 
"To say otherwise is ridiculous, and, frankly, shameful," Tapper continued, reiterating that his scrutiny of Trump's comments wasn't "pro-Clinton" or "anti-Trump" but a "pro-truth position."
 
Trump called the circumstances surrounding Foster's death "very fishy" in an interview with The Washington Post, saying the aide had "intimate knowledge" of events surrounding the Clintons. Trump has recently launched personal attacks at Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonJill Stein: 'I am not a Russian spy' Trump criticizes Clinton for suggesting Jill Stein was Russian asset Graham: I'm seeking to make Trump successful 'but not at all costs' MORE, the Democratic presidential front-runner.

“I don’t bring [Foster] up because I don’t know enough to really discuss it,” Trump told the newspaper. “I will say there are people who continue to bring it up because they think it was absolutely a murder. I don’t do that because I don’t think it’s fair.”

Tapper went after Trump for having "lent credence to a bizarre and unfounded conspiracy theory," saying Trump was right to say it wasn't fair to bring up the conspiracies.
 
"You're right, it's not fair that you did that, certainly not to Mr. Foster's widow or their three children," Tapper said.
 
Police in Virginia concluded in 1993 that Foster, who had depression, shot himself. CNN noted that several independent investigations and media reports since then have reached the same conclusion.
 
Tapper similarly shot down claims from Trump early this month when he alleged that rival Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzHillicon Valley: GOP lawmakers offer election security measure | FTC Dem worries government is 'captured' by Big Tech | Lawmakers condemn Apple over Hong Kong censorship Lawmakers condemn Apple, Activision Blizzard over censorship of Hong Kong protesters The Hill's Morning Report — Trump's impeachment jeopardy deepens MORE's father was linked to former President John F. Kennedy's assassin. The claim was uncorroborated, and Cruz's father said it wasn't him in a photo published in a tabloid that attempted to link the pair.