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Trump defends sharing baseless conspiracy theory about Epstein’s death by man who pretended to hang himself with toilet roll to prove Clintons were involved

Trump defends sharing baseless conspiracy theory about Epstein’s death by man who pretended to hang himself with toilet roll to prove Clintons were involvedDonald Trump has insisted he was justified in promoting a baseless conspiracy theory about Jeffrey Epstein’s death because the man he retweeted “has half-a-million followers”. The US president shared a tweet on Saturday by right-wing commentator Terrence K Williams, who baselessly suggested in the video post that the Clinton family had the paedophile financier killed due to former president Bill Clinton’s past association with him. “He had information on the Clintons, and the man ended up dead,” Mr Williams said in a rambling two-minute diatribe. It was posted the same day Epstein was found hanged in his New York prison cell in what the FBI said was an "apparent suicide". On Tuesday, it was reported two guards fell asleep briefly on the night of the 66-year-old's death, then attempted to falsify records. Epstein was facing new sex trafficking and conspiracy charges over allegations he operated an international child sex trafficking ring. He was set to stand trial next year and was facing 45 years in jail if convicted. Asked by reporters outside his New Jersey golf resort on Tuesday to clarify his retweet of Mr Williams, Mr Trump said: “He’s a big Trump fan. That was a retweet, it wasn’t from me, that was from him, but the man has half a million followers, a lot of followers.” The president also said Mr Williams was a “very highly respected conservative pundit”. > Died of SUICIDE on 24/7 SUICIDE WATCH ? Yeah right! How does that happenJefferyEpstein had information on Bill Clinton & now he’s dead > > I see TrumpBodyCount trending but we know who did this! > > RT if you’re not SurprisedEpsteinSuicide ClintonBodyCount ClintonCrimeFamily pic.twitter.com/Y9tGAWaAxX> > — Terrence K. Williams (@w_terrence) > > August 10, 2019Mr Trump's comments came after Mr Williams doubled down on his conspiracy theorising when he sarcastically pretended to try and hang himself on video with toilet roll to purportedly show Mr Epstein could not have killed himself.Last year, Mr Williams was cut short by Fox News during an interview for being too racist, when he called an Asian-American New York Times journalist "Crazy-nese" and said there was "something wrong with them fortune cookies that Ling Ling's eating".Asked by one reporter if he really believed the Clintons were involved in Epstein’s death, Mr Trump suggested there was merit to the conspiracy theory when he said he had “no idea” if it was true, but that Mr Clinton had been on Epstein’s private plane.Mr Trump also noted attorney general William Barr had ordered an investigation into Epstein's death, adding: “I want a full investigation, and that's what I absolutely am demanding."Epstein’s death came a day after new legal documents, unsealed by a court, provided more details about the numerous young girls the financier is said to have abused over several decades.The documents related to a defamation lawsuit brought by Virginia Giuffre, who said she was abused over a period of years by Epstein and members of his circle, which included a number of high-profile men from the worlds of business and politics.



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'#ClintonBodyCount': Trump's sharing of Epstein conspiracy theory draws outrage

'#ClintonBodyCount': Trump's sharing of Epstein conspiracy theory draws outragePresident Trump drew widespread backlash after sharing a baseless conspiracy theory tying the death of Jeffrey Epstein, a well-connected convicted sex offender, to Bill and Hillary Clinton.



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People are sharing their best spill videos after one woman spilled 22 quarts of ranch dressing

People are sharing their best spill videos after one woman spilled 22 quarts of ranch dressingA video of a woman accidentally spilling a giant tub of ranch is bringing Twitter users together to share different stories of their own disasters. It all started when Twitter user @BorboaGrant shared video of a coworker's spectacular spill of 22 quarts of ranch.SEE ALSO: At long last, Welding Twitter gets its moment in the sunThat clip inspired others to share their own videos of spills caught on camera. The result? Perhaps the greatest thread in Twitter history, and I'm only being slightly hyperbolic. > man i wonder who would do that pic.twitter.com/08Csv3u5qU> > — ash (@ashton_risser) March 19, 2019> 18 quarts. glad i'm not the only one pic.twitter.com/HBfjSLvUin> > — kayla demkiw (@kkaylademq) March 19, 2019> I mean its bbq sauce, but still one of the funniest things that happened to my co worker pic.twitter.com/FhJl74TulM> > — ♡ Gabriana ♡ (@Ilovejwamcp143) March 20, 2019> Remember that one time I accidentally threw that hot pizza at this guy pic.twitter.com/sBiZnQ9NQR> > — rylee (@rylang_) March 20, 2019The thread is full of more spills and thrills from restaurants all over the world and is well worth perusing. But perhaps the most commonly used video is a classic clip from The Office where in Kevin spills a giant vat of chili. Undercook the onions, folks.  WATCH: Lyft reveals its IPO price range and fundraising goals



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India reiterates plan to stop sharing of excess water with Pakistan: minister

India reiterates plan to stop sharing of excess water with Pakistan: minister“Our government has decided to stop our share of water which used to flow to Pakistan,” Nitin Gadkari, transport and water resources minister, said in a tweet. Gadkari did not elaborate but officials from his ministry said he was re-stating decisions already taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, including a dam project cleared by his cabinet last December. Gadkari’s comments underlined New Delhi’s anger over an attack by a Pakistan-based militant group last week in the disputed region of Kashmir, which killed 40 paramilitary police.



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Manafort accused of sharing 2016 election data with Russians

Manafort accused of sharing 2016 election data with RussiansWASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort shared polling data during the 2016 presidential campaign with a business associate accused of having ties to Russian intelligence, and prosecutors say he lied to them about it, according to a court filing .



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GOP chairman: Vote tally sharing would warrant new election

GOP chairman: Vote tally sharing would warrant new electionRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Republican Party chairman said Tuesday that the state should order a new election in an unresolved congressional race if an affidavit alleging some early voting totals were improperly shared before Election Day is accurate.



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Why California Authorities Are Sharing This Terrifying Video of a Woman Escaping a Wildfire

Why California Authorities Are Sharing This Terrifying Video of a Woman Escaping a WildfireThe Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department shared the video of Rebecca Hackett's escape from the Woolsey Fire in Malibu.



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You Can Participate In Me Too Without Sharing Your Own Trauma

You Can Participate In Me Too Without Sharing Your Own TraumaLast week, the president of the United States defended his Supreme Court



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Country star Scotty McCreery on sharing wedding with fans in 'This Is It' video

Country star Scotty McCreery on sharing wedding with fans in 'This Is It' videoThe former "American Idol" winner married his high school sweetheart and longtime girlfriend Gabi Dugal in June.



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French privacy watchdog raps WhatsApp over Facebook data sharing

French privacy watchdog raps WhatsApp over Facebook data sharingFrance’s data privacy watchdog may fine messaging app WhatsApp if it does not comply with an order to bring its sharing of user data with parent company Facebook into line with French privacy law. The French data protection authority – CNIL – said on Monday it had told WhatsApp to comply with the order within one month, and pay particular attention to obtaining users’ consent. The CNIL said WhatsApp did not have the legal basis to share user data with Facebook and had violated its obligation to cooperate with the French authority.



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