If Adam Schiff’s outrageous “parody” stunt last week on the July call between Trump and Zelensky wasn’t proof enough that Democrats are simply not interested in conducting an honest and fair impeachment inquiry, we now have so-called “journalists” tweeting out erroneous information about President Clinton’s impeachment in order to justify one against Trump.
It all started after Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) complained on Twitter Saturday about the fact that the whistleblower’s complaint was based on second and thirdhand information. Here’s what Graham tweeted:
In America you can’t even get a parking ticket based on hearsay testimony.
But you can impeach a president?
I certainly hope not.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) September 28, 2019
Liberal journalist Garrett Graff, a former editor for Politico Magazine, responded by (falsely) claiming that “Graham and the GOP had little trouble impeaching Clinton on Linda Tripp’s second-hand info”:
Beyond the fact that Graham and the GOP had little trouble impeaching Clinton on Linda Tripp’s second-hand info, the allegations now are in the document released by the White House ITSELF. Trump *himself* told us he did this! He said he ordered the Code Red! https://t.co/cZkIdj3T27
— Garrett M. Graff (@vermontgmg) September 28, 2019
His assertion is so far off from the truth that it isn’t even funny. Unfortunately, the tweet was so popular over the weekend that Linda Tripp’s name trended on Twitter for several hours Saturday as others piggy-backed on the tweet to make the same (false) claim. Graff’s tweet has nearly 8,400 retweets and 28,000 likes as of this writing.
Yours truly was one of many people who pushed back on Graff’s shameless attempt at revising Clinton’s impeachment history:
Bbbbbut Linda Tripp? Seriously – this is the road y'all are going down? Bill Clinton was not impeached over hearsay. He was impeached for lying under oath. Also, audio tapes of actual phone conversations are not "hearsay." SMH. https://t.co/a9K30B2fjl
— Sister Toldjah 😁 (@sistertoldjah) September 28, 2019
Obviously you don't know anything about Clinton's impeachment. Lewinsky was recorded (without her knowledge), she saved the dress, and the Secret Service was ordered to testify. Once they were ordered to testify, Clinton admitted he lied – and then the sworn deposition was used
— El Jefe (@ElJefeTulum) September 28, 2019
They had tapes from recorded conversations between Linda Tripp and Monica Lewinsky (that's not hearsay) and they also had DNA evidence & they also had lying in a sworn deposition, then witness tampering coaching Betty Currie to lie. https://t.co/dTWYr9aTow
— Greg West (@GregWest_HALOJM) September 28, 2019
Garrett, apples and oranges. Tripp had audio tape. Not hearsay. Tripp secured the blue dress. Clinton was impeached for lying under oath and obstruction of justice
— PolitiSite (@Politisite) September 29, 2019
Then there was that hearsay dress stain…
— D Emmett (@poeticlargess) September 28, 2019
— Based in North Carolina, Sister Toldjah is a former liberal and a 15+ year veteran of blogging with an emphasis on media bias, social issues, and the culture wars. Read her Red State archives here. Connect with her on Twitter. –