Rep. Eric Swalwell might be in a bit of trouble, or at least he would be if he were a Republican.
Michael Caputo, a now-cleared target of the Mueller investigation, has released text messages that purport to show Swalwell committed witness tampering. This was in relation to Caputo’s testimony before the Special Counsel.
Here’s the text, which Caputo replied with after David Reaboi noted a question by Swalwell in the recent House Russia investigation transcript release.
Good morning all! I’m just having coffee, remembering that 2018 twitter direct message after midnight on a Saturday night from a tipsy Congressman contacting me, a represented party, in clear violation of House Ethics rules. pic.twitter.com/mjhZnE9JVo
— Michael R. Caputo (@MichaelRCaputo) May 9, 2020
That sounds an awful lot like Swalwell is attempting to intimidate a witness, one who was part of two ongoing investigations. It also sounds incredibly immature and petty.
Yet, this was the tack many Russia truthers took for years. They were so certain they were right and absolutely positive that everyone around Trump would end up in jail over supposed collusion. In the end, it took Mueller pursuing process crimes to collect a few scalps (one of whom has now had the charges dropped against him).
But perhaps the most incredible part about this is that Swalwell was one of the crazy people insisting that President Trump indirectly tweeting about Robert Muller was absolutely “witness tampering.” Here’s a video reminder of that.
Who would have ever thought a guy like Swalwell could be a massive hypocrite? Well, ok, we all thought that.
He accused Trump of witness tampering twice, once regarding Mueller and another time regarding Marie Yavonovitch, but here he is sending mean girl tweets to Michael Caputo trying to intimidate him over his testimony.
You can’t make this stuff up.