Neal Katyal, who served as acting U.S. Solicitor General under former President Obama from 2010 to 2011, called President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden administration to keep Trump-era rule of turning away migrants during pandemic On The Money: Biden, Pelosi struggle with end of eviction ban | Trump attorney says he will fight release of tax returns Lack of transatlantic cooperation on trade threatens global climate change goals MORE’s retweet of a conspiracy theory tying former President Clinton to the death of alleged sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein “unfathomable.”

“It is unfathomable to me that a President of the United States would retweet this. Literally unfathomable,” Katyal tweeted Saturday evening.


“It would be outrageous for even a member of a local city council, let alone from the person who is to Take Care that the Laws be Faithfully Executed,” he added.

The tweet in question cited no evidence. Clinton’s name appears several times on flight logs for Epstein’s private jet, while Epstein and Trump were known to move in the same circles in New York and Florida and Trump told New York Magazine that Epstein was a “terrific guy” in 2002 but later fell out with the financier.

Counselor to the president Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayAides who clashed with Giuliani intentionally gave him wrong time for Trump debate prep: book 7 conservative women who could replace Meghan McCain on 'The View' Karen Pence confirms move back to Indiana: 'No place like home' MORE defended Trump’s retweet on “Fox News Sunday,” saying “I think the president just wants everything to be investigated.”

Several 2020 Democratic candidates blasted Trump for spreading the conspiracy theory Sunday morning, including Sen. Cory BookerCory BookerWomen urge tech giants to innovate on office return Human rights can't be a sacrificial lamb for climate action Senate Democrats press administration on human rights abuses in Philippines MORE (D-N.J.) and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas), as did CNN’s Jake TapperJacob (Jake) Paul TapperCBC presses Biden to extend eviction moratorium The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Senate finalizes .2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill Manchin on reported boos at Democratic luncheon: 'I heard a lot of nos' MORE, who said Trump could "use his megaphone for anything” but “often uses it to amplify that which is the worst of us: personal attacks, bigotry and insane conspiracy theories.”