Brezinski, Scarborough to Trump: We are not intimidated

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According to a report at the time by the St. Petersburg Times, Klausutis told a co-worker she wasn't feeling well the the day before she was found dead on the floor next to her desk in Scarborough's district office.

Back in July, Scarborough said, "Far be it from me to speculate on the president's state of mind" - before proceeding to speculate on the president's state of mind regarding Russia's interference in the 2016 USA election.

The cryptic tweet from the commander-in-chief appeared to call for an investigation into the 2001 death of intern Lori Klausutis, a 28-year-old office staffer who worked for Scarborough when he was a GOP representative from Florida. Trump specifically went after MSNBC host and former U.S. Rep. Joe Scarborough, who previously served as a four-term Congressman: "And will they terminate low ratings Joe Scarborough based on the "unsolved mystery" that took place in Florida years ago?" However, conspiracy theories have dogged the on-air personality ever since.

Scarborough himself has reacted angrily when the conspiracy theory has popped up on several occasions, blasting the "libelous charge" when a Vanity Fair journalist brought it up.

The death occurred a month after Scarborough announced he was leaving office. Markos Moulitsas, the founder of the liberal Daily Kos blog, was banned from the network in 2010 after he brought up the incident on Twitter.

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Scarborough went after him online, writing: '@markos Unbelievable. "Now listen, you can get mad at me if you want to". This is the 3rd or 4th time by my count, ' Gawker reported.

Scarborough, sitting alongside co-host and fiancée Mika Brzezinski, said Trump is "completely detached from reality".

Spreading unproven information isn't new to Trump, and Wednesday's tweets are a continuation of the president's actions on the campaign trail.

Trump also tried to throw mud at Andy Lack, the chairman of NBC and MSNBC.

You may have seen that in the wake of Matt Lauer being fired, Donald Trump couldn't help but tweet giddily - not at the downfall of a sexual predator, heaven forfend, but at trouble on NBC's doorstep. Check out Andy Lack's past!' Trump wrote, without providing further explanation.

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