- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Conservative talk radio host Michael Savage said Monday that “something stinks” surrounding Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death, advocating for a Warren Commission-style investigation into his possible murder.

“The question is, is it a conspiracy theory to ask questions that are so obviously in need of answer, or is it just common sense,” Mr. Savage wrote in a blog post on his website. “And where is the common sense both in the press and the Republican Party. The answer is nowhere.”

Ranch owner John Poindexter said Scalia, 79, was found dead Saturday morning in bed with a pillow over his head at Cibolo Creek Ranch, a resort in West Texas. A Texas county judge decided no autopsy was needed after federal investigators determined there were no signs of foul play and Scalia’s doctor confirmed he had a history of heart trouble and high blood pressure.

Mr. Savage floated a hypothetical on how the left would react had the same scenario played out for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

“[L]et us say god forbid the most extremist left-wing justice is found dead with a pillow over her head at a remote resort with no secret service and there’s no autopsy,” he wrote. “Let’s add a little bit more, let’s say the resort was owned by a Republican Party donor and a Donald Trump award winner. Are you kidding? Well that’s important for you to understand. Because we have a picture of Barack Obama shaking hands with John Poindexter. A Texas millionaire businessman, who is also a donor to the Democrat party, who also received an award from Barry Obama, related to his service in Viet Nam. You see, Mr. Poindexter, is the owner of the Cibolo Creek Ranch that Supreme Court Justice Scalia was found dead at this weekend. Did you know any of this?”

“Now the question is,” Mr. Savage continued, “if it was Poindexter who reportedly was among those who initially discovered Justice Scalia’s body, who then coordinated closely with local officials to have Justice Scalia declared dead via a phone conversation with the area medical examiner, but without an actual medical examination of the body, do you think the left would be screaming for an autopsy if God forbid it was Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

“Shall I give you a little bit more?” he asked. “Mr. Poindexter, the ranch owner who found Scalia’s body, was also the primary point man between the ranch location and federal authorities who were slow to arrive on the scene. How come there’s been no request for an autopsy even though reports suggest that a Supreme Court Justice was found with ‘a pillow over his head,’ and he died alone without any witnesses. My friends, something stinks.”

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump appeared on Mr. Savage’s radio program Monday, admitting “it’s pretty unusual” the way Scalia’s body was found.

“Scalia: was he murdered?” Mr. Savage asked Mr. Trump. “I know it’s pretty brutal to say that, and I’m not wanting to drag you into this, but this is going to get bigger and bigger and bigger. I went on the air and said we need the equivalent of a Warren Commission, we need an immediate autopsy before the body is disposed of. What do you think of that?”

Mr. Trump replied: “I’m hearing it’s a big topic, the question, and it’s a horrible topic. They say they found a pillow on his face, which is a pretty unusual place to find a pillow. I can’t give you an answer, you know I usually like to give you answers, I literally just heard it a little while ago.”

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