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Who Is The Dead Aide Behind Trump’s Tweet At Joe Scarborough?

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski arrive for the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington April 25, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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.

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 sights of liberal filmmakers Michael Moore, media outlets TheDailyKos and Vanity Fair, and now the president.

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I studied Political Economy at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tn. I am an active musician and I love the outdoors. I write on economics, politics, healthcare policy (nerd things) and cronyism for the Daily Caller News Foundation.

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