A recent tweet by Donald Trump reportedly has FBI personnel furious. Trump retweeted a post to his 63 million followers by a self-proclaimed comedian. The post accused the Clintons of being responsible for the death of financier pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
Angel Ureña, Clinton’s spokesperson, responded to the original post made by Terrence Williams posting, “Ridiculous, and of course not true — and Donald Trump knows it. Has he triggered the 25th Amendment yet?”
Epstein was found dead in his cell on Saturday and the Federal Bureau of Prisons announced that Epstein died by “apparent suicide.” Epstein was in prison awaiting trial on charges of sex trafficking minors and conspiracy charges.
Epstein had been placed on suicide watch back in July after he was found on the floor semi-conscious with bruising on his neck. Officials believed he had attempted suicide and put him on suicide watch. The watch was lifted at the end of June. At the time of his death, Epstein was alone in his cell and guards were supposed to check on him every 30 minutes.
The conspiracy theory that Trump retweeted has no facts to back it up. FBI officials have called Trump’s actions “irresponsible” and “dangerous.”
Kellyanne Conway attempted to support Trump’s actions telling Fox News on Sunday that Trump “just wants everything to be investigated.”
On Saturday, Attorney General William Barr announced that the Justice Department inspector general and the FBI were all currently investigating the circumstances surrounding Epstein’s death.
The FBI has stated that Trump’s actions make their investigation into Epstein’s death “even harder.”
Trump’s pushing of the Epstein conspiracy theory comes in the wake of the FBI issuing an assessment that details what they say are the risks posed by people who believe in fringe conspiracies including Qanon and Pizzagate, which have been cited as the impetus for a series of violent incidents over the last three years.
The newly released document came in the form of an intelligence bulletin. The bulletin was intended for law enforcement agencies and not for public disclosure.
The bulletin stated that “fringe political conspiracy theories very likely motivate some domestic extremists to commit criminal, sometimes violent activity.”
The FBI assesses anti-government, identity-based, and fringe political conspiracy theories very likely motivate some domestic extremists, wholly or in part, to commit criminal and sometimes violent activity,” the document reads. “The FBI further assesses in some cases these conspiracy theories very likely encourage the targeting of specific people, places, and organizations, thereby increasing the likelihood of violence against these targets.”
“The Epstein case was hypercharged from the get-go,” one current FBI agent, who requested anonymity shared. “The last thing investigators need is the president of the United States fanning the flames with these bulls— theories that have no basis in reality.”
Frank Montoya, Jr., a recently retired FBI special agent, characterized Trump’s actions as “crazy talk coming from no less than the President of the United States.”
“This would be a bad TV melodrama if it weren’t real,” he added. “The world is watching. Trump may be successfully fooling a third of America with his sociopathic antics, but everyone else … sees how naked the Emperor is, and they are exploiting the advantage.”