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Husband of deceased Scarborough staffer pens heartbreaking letter detailing pain Trump has caused with his incendiary tweets

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MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough addressed President Donald Trump’s speculation about his alleged involvement in the death of his former staffer decades ago.

The “Morning Joe” host has for years pushed back against baseless rumors — now spread by the president — that he was somehow involved in the July 2001 death of his 28-year-old staffer Loris Klausutis.

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“I know all too well how much T.J. [Klausutis] has suffered, and how much — he’s told me his family has suffered,” Scarborough said. “You know, he says, in the letter, that the president has taken something that doesn’t belong to him, the memory of his dead wife, and perverted it for perceived political gain.”

Her husband has asked Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to remove Trump’s tweet from the platform.

“I would also ask that you consider Lori’s niece and two nephews who will eventually come across this filth in the future. They have never met their Aunt and it pains me to think they would ever have to about her this way,” Klausutis wrote to Dorsey. “My wife deserves better.”

Scarborough said the smears against him had actually hurt his late staffer’s husband and other family members the most.

“You know, that’s something that he has had to deal with for 19 years, whether it was, you know, from the far left of the internet, or from Katherine Harris several years later on the internet, or from a far-left website on the internet, or from the president of the United States,” Scarborough said. “You know, every time they spread these lies, they’re hurting the family. There are parallels that [New York Times contributing writer] Kara Swisher talks about, with Sandy Hook, the Sandy Hook truthers, and with the Seth Rich conspiracy theory. Except, as Kara writes, this is perhaps even worse because the lies, the conspiracy theories, the hate speech is being spread by the president of the United States.”

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‘Last chapter in The Godfather’: Watergate prosecutor tears into Trump’s ‘continuing coverup’ of his associates’ Russia misdeeds

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On CNN Wednesday, former Watergate assistant special prosecutor Nick Akerman tore into outgoing President Donald Trump for his pardon of ex-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn — and warned that a larger coverup is looming.

"I think you have to look at the big picture here," said Akerman. "The big picture is that this is part of the continuing coverup of Donald Trump's efforts to conceal what happened between his campaign in 2016 with the Russian government. It started with Jim Comey, his firing because he refused to basically give an oath of loyalty to Donald Trump. It continued when Robert Mueller was appointed, the continuing threats of firing Mueller and his staff. It continued with Roger Stone, who was — his sentence was commuted."

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Conservative Charlie Sykes tells Trump if he wants a pardon — he’ll have to admit he’s guilty first

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Editor and creator of The Bulwark, Charlie Sykes, told MSNBC's Joy Reid that the most "Trumpy" of things President Donald Trump could do is pardon himself ahead of leaving office in January.

After the president pardoned ret. Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, it sparked new anticipation on how Trump will protect himself from prosecution after leaving office. Trump was alleged to have committed at least ten acts of obstruction of justice by special counsel Robert Mueller. In that case, the Justice Department followed the internal rule that sitting presidents could not be indicted. Then, it stands to reason that the Justice Department would also follow a 1974 memo from the same Office of Legal Counsel that said a president could not pardon himself.

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‘It’s pathetic’: John Avlon slams Trump’s ‘delusional’ fantasy that he’s winning by ‘a lot’

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On CNN Wednesday, fact-checked John Avlon tore into President Donald Trump for his "delusional" claim that he's the real winner of the election.

"Let's not normalize that lie, because it is delusional," said Avlon. "It's the political equivalent of someone standing outside and saying that the sky is green, that the moon is made out of cheese and they're Napoleon. It's pathetic. It shows a fundamental disrespect for fact and reality, and frankly, his supporters as well. It's a symptom of an unwell person."

"We should not normalize it because it's just Trump lying trying to overturn the election as he wants to do. No, he's delusional," added Avlon. "People who follow him are being sucked into a vortex by someone who is struggling with his own soul."

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