During an appearance Sunday on ABC’s This Week, Republican candidate for president Texas Rep. Ron Paul hastily interjected before interviewer Jake Tapper could even finish asking about claims that the congressman supported conspiracy theories in regards to the September 11 attacks.

“TAPPER: One of your former close aides recently said that you, quote, ‘engaged in conspiracy theories, including perhaps the 9/11 attacks were coordinated with the CIA, and that the Bush administration might have known about the attacks ahead of time.’  So have you ever expressed in front of anyone…

PAUL:  Now, wait, wait, wait, wait.  Don’t — don’t go any further on that.  That’s complete nonsense.

TAPPER:  It’s nonsense?

PAUL:  Just stop that.

TAPPER:  Not true?

PAUL:  Yeah, no.  I did not — I never bought into that stuff.  I never talked about it.

TAPPER:  OK.

PAUL:  About the conspiracy of Bush — of Bush knowing about this?  No, no, come on.  Come on.  Let’s be reasonable.

TAPPER:  OK.

PAUL:  That’s just off-the-wall.”

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