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Lashing out at news media, Trump brings up Joe Scarborough conspiracy theory

Suggests former Florida Congressman had something to do with death of woman.
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Published Nov. 29, 2017
Updated Nov. 29, 2017

President Donald Trump seized on NBC's firing of Matt Lauer and took a shot at Joe Scarborough by implying the former Florida Congressman may have something to do with the death of a woman in his district office in 2001.

A 28-year-old woman, Lori Klausutis, of Niceville, was found on the floor behind a desk in the office. But police said there was no signs of foul play or outward indication of suicide. We reported at the time:

Medical Examiner Dr. Michael Berkland has said Klausutis, 28, of Niceville, lost consciousness because of an abnormal heart rhythm and fell, hitting her head on a desk. The head injury caused the death, Berkland said.

But the death has been the source of whispers and conspiracy theories over the years as Scarborough emerged as a television personality.

Trump has been engaged in a running feud with Scarborough and co-host Mika Brzezinski.

PolitiFact rated Trump's so-called unsolved mystery "Pants on Fire."