President Trump on Tuesday brushed off criticism about his repeated baseless suggestion that MSNBC host Joe Scarborough is tied to the death of one of his former staffers. Lisa Klausutis died in Scarborough's office in 2001 when he was a Florida congressmember, and Trump has repeatedly suggested she was actually murdered, without any evidence. Timothy Klausutis, the former staffer's widow, pleaded to end the baseless allegation, writing in a letter that Trump "has taken ... the memory of my dead wife and perverted it for perceived political gain." Asked about the letter on Tuesday, Trump still insisted the matter was "suspicious," and claimed Klausutis' family "want(s) to get to the bottom of it. Klausitis said he has "struggled to move forward with my life" because of the "barrage of falsehoods, half-truths, innuendo and conspiracy theories" about his late wife's death.
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