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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.

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."