Robert Donachie on November 29, 2017
President Donald Trump dredged up an incident from 2001 involving the death of MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough staffer while he was serving in Congress, calling for an investigation into what happened.
“Will they terminate low ratings Joe Scarborough based on the ‘unsolved mystery’ that took place in Florida years ago? Investigate!” Trump tweeted Wednesday morning.
So now that Matt Lauer is gone when will the Fake News practitioners at NBC be terminating the contract of Phil Griffin? And will they terminate low ratings Joe Scarborough based on the “unsolved mystery” that took place in Florida years ago? Investigate!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 29, 2017
While Scarborough was a congressman in the summer of 2001, a 28-year-old female staffer, Lori Klausutis, was found dead in Scarborough’s Florida district office in Fort Walton Beach. Investigators declared the death to be of natural causes, but that hasn’t stopped some from questioning whether or not foul play was involved.
The Fort Walton Beach Police Department medical examiner determined a month after Klausutis’s death that she died of a head injury. The medical examiner said Klausutis lost consciousness due to an abnormal heart rhythm and fell. She then, according to reports, hit her head on her desk, causing an injury that ultimately led to her death.
Klausutis had reportedly told people the day before her death that she felt ill, but she did not give any more details as to what was ailing her at the time.
The case has landed Scarborough in the sites of liberal filmmakers Michael Moore, media outlets TheDailyKos and Vanity Fair, and now the president.
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