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

White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayGeorge Conway: Trump's 'influence will wane as he fades into history as a pariah' Pence's relationship with Trump fractures in final days Kellyanne Conway condemns violence, supports Trump in statement on Capitol riots MORE on Sunday addressed President TrumpDonald TrumpMcCarthy says he told Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene he disagreed with her impeachment articles against Biden Biden, Trudeau agree to meet next month Trump planned to oust acting AG to overturn Georgia election results: report 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 ClintonTexas Supreme Court rejects Alex Jones request to toss lawsuits from Sandy Hook parents Paris Agreement: Biden's chance to restore international standing Samantha Power's Herculean task: Turning a screw with a rubber screwdriver 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 BarrBill BarrBudowsky: Democracy won, Trump lost, President Biden inaugurated Two-thirds say the election was fair: poll The Hill's Morning Report - An inauguration like no other 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.”