Neal Katyal, who served as acting U.S. Solicitor General under former President Obama from 2010 to 2011, called President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says his advice to impeachment defense team is 'just be honest' Trump expands tariffs on steel and aluminum imports CNN's Axelrod says impeachment didn't come up until 80 minutes into focus group 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 ConwayKellyanne Conway knocks Biden, talks up Sanders in Wash Post op-ed Democrats sharpen case on second day of arguments 'Emotion' from Trump's legal team wins presidential plaudits 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 Anthony BookerBlack caucus in Nevada: 'Notion that Biden has all of black vote is not true' The Hill's 12:30 Report: House managers to begin opening arguments on day two Patrick backs reparations in unveiling 'Equity Agenda for Black Americans' MORE (D-N.J.) and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas), as did CNN’s Jake TapperJacob (Jake) Paul TapperSteyer says 'grassroots organizing' in Nevada, South Carolina got him on debate stage Pentagon chief says he 'didn't see' intelligence suggesting Iran planned to attack four US embassies Ex-White House press, military officials call on Grisham to restart regular briefings 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.”