Is Joe Scarborough a murderer? We cannot reach a conclusive answer at this point. But the evidence strongly suggests that Joe Scarborough's aid, Lori Klausutis' Joe death was the result of foul play, not an accident.

Many Americans probably have forgotten, or never knew, that a 28-year-old female staff member was found dead in the summer of 2001 in the office of U.S. Rep. Joe Scarborough (R-FL). Officials in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, determined that Lori Klausutis died from an accident. The mainstream press largely ignored the case, but our review of several investigative reports indicates the official finding is highly questionable.

According to a report from American Politics Journal (APJ), Dr. Michael Berkland, medical examiner, determined that Klausutis had an undiagnosed cardiac arrhythmia that caused her to faint and hit her head on a desk in Scarborough's office.

In 1999, Berkland's supervisor, Dr. Gary Cumberland, the Acting District Medical Examiner, who, by the way, had donated heavily--and perhaps beyond federal limits--to Joe Scarborough's election campaigns, said that he "still has full confidence in Berkland and no plans to replace him," according to Beach Browser, a local paper. It seems that Berkland was reinstated with the issuance of a "letter of guidance" by the Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine.

“Berkland claims he ‘sectioned’ Klausutis’ brain during her autopsy to determine that her head was injured by a fall, not by a blow from a weapon. But that’s the same sort of claim that got Berkland run out of Kansas City in 1996, after he’d falsely reported that he’d sectioned brains later found whole by his boss—a mistake he blames on poorly proofread reports written with computer macros. No such mistake occurred with Klausutis’ brain .”

Trouble With The FINDINGS

* The congressman (an ardent and vocal supporter of G.W., by the way) resigns only six months after re-election, just prior to his aide’s death. The reason: amid rumors of marital infidelity, the recently-divorced husband wants to spend more time with his sons.
* A medical examiner who had his license revoked in another state. Why? He lost it falsifying autopsies.

* The medical examiner’s supervisor had contributed thousands of dollars to the congressman’s election campaign.

* Contradictory reports about whether there is a visible head injury or not.

* A medical conclusion that contains several inconsistencies. First, that Mrs. Klausutis, who was a marathon runner, died of a cardiac arrhythmia. Second, that although she had suffered a fractured skull and a “contracoup” bruise on the opposite side of the brain, the injury could not possibly have been caused by a physical assault.

* Then there’s the question of whether the office was locked and the lights were on. One report says the door was locked and the lights were off; another report says the door was unlocked and the lights were on.

* And if all this weren’t enough, there’s the scientist husband who does high level weapon design work for the Air Force.

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VirgilGB 2 years 51 weeks ago

I remember when this happened & from what I read, I remember the back of her head was crushed. The totally untrustworthy medical inspector said she got dizzy, fell & hit her head on the desk. For her to hit the back of her head on the desk, she would have had to climb onto the desk, stand on its edge facing the center, spring up, tuck in & rotate forward like the olympian high divers. Even if she did that, from the extent of the damage, she would have had to fall from someplace higher than the office ceiling. Then, too, no area on the desk had the shape that matched the wound, nor did any part of the desk have damage or blood, etc. on it. However, I think I rememer something about a trophy... being in the office where it happened... but I'm not sure. Read the story for yourself and make your own conclusion.

This is truly a good example how them thar good ol' boys stick together & how they've gotten away with all the beatings, burnings, rapings and murders all these years. In this day and age, with all the forensic science we have, with all the people with knowledge of this crime, and with NO statute of limitations to protect the creep, how does he stay out of jail? Ask any big time republican.

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zapdam 2 years 51 weeks ago


April 12th 2016, now that's an old one, but still relevant because Mrs. Klausutis deserves justice and from what i can ascertain from the disbarred coroner and the key stone Florida cops, this whole affair needs revisiting, which just might cause Morning Joe some terrible night sweats.

I've just recently posted a more detailed account of the event in the comment section under A DAY IN THE LIFE OF "JOE AMERICAN" ,just click on to this.

Thank you for your comment and thanks for digging through the archives to resurrect this one.

Another one you find interesting is an blog i wrote regarding Laura Bush killing her first boyfriend. Out of the hundreds i've posted it would take quite a search. here's a link to a watered down account

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