Fake News: CNN Analyst Makes Up Conversation Between Republican Senators on Impeachment

Breitbart | 1/22/2020 | Staff
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CNN political analyst Joe Lockhart on Wednesday made up a conversation between Republican senators on day two of the Senate impeachment trial, updating his claim roughly ten minutes later and admitting that he made the entire exchange up.

“Overheard convo between two Republican Senators who only watch Fox News. ‘is this stuff real? I haven’t heard any of this before. I thought it was all about a server,'” Lockhard tweeted on Wednesday.

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‘”If half the stuff Schiff is saying is true, we’re up ****’s creek. Hope the White House has exculpatory evidence.'” he continued, quoting the alleged conversation.

Approximately nine minutes later, he followed up, admitting that he made up the entire conversation.


“Ok maybe I made up the convo, but you know that’s exactly what they’re thinking,” he added:

However, his original tweet appeared to fool many.

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“Dammit. I thought it was real. I bet a lot of people do that don’t read the second part,” one user wrote.

“What kinda bullshit post is this??” another asked.

“You mean you lied,” another added.

Further backlash ensued:

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Lockhart said he was “sorry that people thought this was real” in response to a user who wrote, “There should be a sarcasm button.” However, he appeared to double down, adding, “satire and sarcasm do help make these points though”:

The CNN political analyst is hardly the first of Trump’s critics to fabricate the contents of conversations for the sake of political expediency. Lead House impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), again, faked the July 2019 conversation between President Donald...
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