Conway downplays Trump's Epstein retweet: 'I think the president just wants everything to be investigated'

White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayOvernight Health Care: Trump officials making changes to drug pricing proposal | House panel advances flavored e-cig ban | Senators press FDA tobacco chief on vaping ban Senators press FDA tobacco chief on status of vaping ban George Conway: 'If Barack Obama had done this' Republicans would be 'out for blood' MORE on Sunday addressed President TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP senators balk at lengthy impeachment trial Warren goes local in race to build 2020 movement 2020 Democrats make play for veterans' votes MORE’s retweet of conspiracy theories about the death of financier and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, saying on “Fox News Sunday” that he “wants everything to be investigated.”

Conway was responding to a question from Fox's Bill Hemmer about Trump's retweet of a post blaming, without evidence, Epstein's death on former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham Clinton2020 Democrats make play for veterans' votes The Memo: Democrats confront prospect of long primary Manafort sought to hurt Clinton 2016 campaign efforts in key states: NYT MORE and former President Clinton.

“I think the president just wants everything to be investigated," she said.

Epstein died by apparent suicide this weekend while in jail.

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The counselor to the president also defended Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrBarr: Inspector general's report on alleged FISA abuses 'imminent' DOJ unveils program aimed at reducing gun violence Trump goes on tweeting offensive ahead of public impeachment hearing MORE’s response to Epstein’s death and his vow to conduct a full investigation, telling Hemmer, “Everybody should be at least relieved when an attorney general takes action as quickly as Attorney General Barr did yesterday.”

Conway added that after the investigation into potential Russian collusion, it only made sense to investigate Epstein’s links to former President Clinton and former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson (D).

“This seems to be very concrete, so let’s continue to investigate,” she said.

She downplayed Trump’s own links to Epstein, saying the two of them merely appeared in a video clip together. The two were known to run in the same social circles in New York and Florida, and Trump told New York magazine in 2002, “It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side.”

Trump told reporters in July that despite calling Epstein a “terrific guy” in 2002, he “had a falling out with [Epstein] a long time ago” and “was not a fan.”