Swalwell on flatulence allegation: Total exoneration

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) said he had been cleared of suspicion after MSNBC’s official “Hardball” Twitter account said a loud sound resembling flatulence during his interview did not come from Swalwell, but from a “coffee mug scraping across the desk” of host Chris Matthews.

Swalwell made the comment in a tweet on Monday night. 

 

During Monday night’s “Hardball,” a noise that sounded like a case of flatulence could be heard during the interview. 

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“Chris, so far the evidence is uncontradicted that the president used taxpayer dollars to help him cheat an election,” Swalwell told Matthews regarding impeachment proceedings of President Trump.

A loud flatulence sound could clearly be heard during a pause in Swalwell’s answer, prompting the clip to immediately go viral.

The official “Hardball” Twitter account addressed the issue later on Monday night. 

 

“Fartgate” trended at #1 on Twitter for several hours Monday night into Tuesday, with many media members, the president’s eldest son, and activist and actress Alyssa Milano weighing in.

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