OANN Reporter Concocts Batshit Scenario to Push Trump's Scarborough Murder Conspiracy - 2020-05-28
One America News reporter Chanel Rion on Thursday continued her habit of promoting President Donald Trump's favorite conspiracies via loaded questions. This time, she asked White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany whether the president could ultimately depose MSNBC host Joe Scarborough to see if he murdered a former staffer.
In recent weeks, the president has repeatedly and falsely accused Scarborough of killing his congressional aide Lori Klausutis in 2001, even going so far as to suggest they were having an affair. Authorities at the time found Klausutis died accidentally in Scarborough's Florida office due to a previously undiagnosed abnormal heart rhythm. Furthermore, Scarborough was in D.C. at the time of her death.
Towards the end of Thursday's White House press briefing, Rion—who is no longer part of the White House briefing rotation but is personally invited to attend by the press secretary—boosted the debunked conspiracy theory by concocting an outlandish scenario in which Trump could potentially prove Scarborough's connection to Klausutis' death.