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

White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayLincoln Project hits Trump over Russian bounties Obama said Trump's use of term 'kung flu' 'shocks and pisses me off': report New Lincoln Project ad slams Trump over deaths of 'Greatest Generation' members from COVID-19 MORE on Sunday addressed President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump second-term plans remain a mystery to GOP Trump to hold outdoor rally in New Hampshire on Saturday Eighty-eight years of debt pieties 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 ClintonSusan Rice sees stock rise in Biden VP race Democrats try to turn now into November The Memo: Unhappy voters could deliver political shocks beyond Trump 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 BarrDemocrat asks Barr to preserve any records tied to environmental hacking probe Justice Dept. considering replacing outgoing US attorney in Brooklyn with Barr deputy: report Ousted Manhattan US Attorney Berman to testify before House next week 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.”