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A Trump official is touting conspiracy theories about Jeffrey Epstein's death

The conspiracy theories are already rolling in, and from within President Trump's administration to boot.

Lynne Patton, a longtime Trump insider and current official for the Department of Housing and Urban development, posted a screenshot on her Instagram account of a Daily Mail article about the suicide of alleged sex trafficker and millionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was found dead in a Manhattan jail cell on Saturday morning.

Apparently, Patton is not sold on the official explanation that Epstein committed suicide. Instead, she captioned the post, "Hillary'd!!," adding that she doesn't "feel badly" about the situation before hinting that it's reminiscent of the suicide of Vince Foster.

Foster was a former White House aide in the Clinton administration whose death has sparked multiple decades of conspiracy theories with Bill and Hillary Clinton at the center, despite there being no evidence contradicting the findings that it was a suicide.

Trump brought up the Foster theories during his presidential campaign against Hillary Clinton in 2016, and Patton's post appears to be another effort to draw a cloud over the president's former rival.

Both Trump and Bill Clinton have been connected to Epstein socially, but neither have been mentioned in allegations concerning illegal conduct.