Husband Of Deceased Scarborough Staffer Begs Twitter CEO To Delete Trump Smears

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Sarah Shaiman

The husband of the late congressional staffer begged Dorsey to remove the tweet defaming his wife.

Earlier this week, Tim Klausutis, the husband of deceased former Rep. Joe Scarborough staffer Lori Klausutis, wrote a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey urging him to remove President Trump’s tweets spreading falsehoods about his late wife. 

Mr. Klausutis said that the constant attention brought to the debunked conspiracy that Scarborough killed his wife 19 years ago has made it difficult to move on as he consistently must defend his wife posthumously. 

He wrote, “Her passing is the single most painful thing that I have ever had to deal with in my 52 years.” He added that it was his duty to protect his wife’s honor after her death, especially in the face of the “frequency, ugliness, and promulgation of [the] horrifying lies [that] ever increase on the internet.”

The president implied that Lori Kaye Klausutis, who suffered from an undiagnosed heart condition, was murdered by her former boss, Scarborough. Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr. took more direct aim at Scarborough, writing, “When is Joe going on to discuss Lori Klausutis?”

Mr. Klausutis alleged the president’s tweets were in violation of Twitter’s community guidelines because the president’s claims are in contrary to the official autopsy report. 

He begged Dorsey to remove the tweets in consideration of Lori’s “niece and two nephews who will eventually come across this filth in the future.”

Read the full letter.

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