MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough blames Epstein suicide on … Russians?

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough blames Epstein suicide on … Russians?
Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski (Image: MSNBC video screen grab)

On Saturday, news broke that financier Jeffrey Epstein died by apparent suicide in his Manhattan jail, despite being on suicide watch. The death occurred one day after authorities released some 2,000 pages of highly incriminating documents, naming multiple high-visibility Democrats.

This prompted the hashtag #ClintonBodyCount to trend on Twitter. The claim that the Clintons somehow “suicided” Epstein will likely turn out to be so much conspiracy theorizing. But not to be outdone, MSNBC propagandist Joe Scarborough engaged in a little conspiracy theorizing of his own, laying the blame for the suicide on the Russians.

You read that right. The Russians.

“A guy who had information that would have destroyed rich and powerful men’s lives ends up dead in his jail cell. How predictably … Russian,” he said on Twitter.

He wasn’t finished:

Reaction to this insanity was predictable. One person wanted to know if the Russians who did it were in the room with Scarborough.

Another asked:

One person even dredged up a dark chapter from Scarborough’s own life that had a familiar theme:

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