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Diamond and Silk busted for lying under oath about Trump payments as their House hearing goes off the rails

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Lynnette Hardaway, a.k.a., “Diamond” of the Trump-loving social media duo Diamond and Silk, told a blatant falsehood during a congressional hearing on Thursday when she said she and her partner were never once paid by President Donald Trump’s campaign.

When asked by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) if she had received payments from Trump’s campaign, Hardaway said, “No, we have never been paid by the Trump campaign.”

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“You have never been paid by the Trump campaign?” the congresswoman asked again.

“We have never been paid by the Trump campaign!” Hardaway shot back, growing increasingly agitated.

“Not $5, not $100?” Lee pressed. “Not $1,274.94?”

“We have never been paid!” she yelled back.

However, a quick search of the Federal Elections Commission’s data base of Trump campaign expenditures shows that this is absolutely not true, as the Trump campaign paid Diamond and Silk exactly $1,274.94 for “field consulting” work.

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Later in the hearing, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) cornered Hardaway by pointing out that FEC records clearly show that she was paid by the Trump campaign. He also asked her if she was aware that she could now be open to perjury charges by lying to Congress.

Rochelle Richardson, a.k.a., “Silk,” accused Jeffries of buying into “fake news,” despite the fact that he was reading directly from the Trump campaign’s own FEC filing.

Richardson then claimed that the Trump campaign had made a “mistake” in listing them as field consultants, while claiming that the campaign had simply reimbursed them for travel expenses incurred while campaigning for Trump.

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Jeffries then asked the women about the ways they’ve used their support for Trump to make money for themselves — and Hardaway absolutely blew up at him.

“You as an African American are not going to make us feel guilty for… monetizing our platform!” she shouted.

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#PresidentPelosi Trends After Sondland Testimony Implicates Pence in Trump Ukraine Scheme

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The hashtag #PresidentPelosi was trending Wednesday as Ambassador Gordon Sondland testified to the House Intelligence Committee in the impeachment hearings on President Donald Trump's Ukrainian schemes for assistance in the 2020 election and implicated Vice President Mike Pence in the effort.

If Trump and Pence are both removed from office over their involvement in the plot, the next in line for the presidency is House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

"I'm fine with Pelosi serving as interim president until we hold an election," tweeted activist Bree Newsom. "Both Trump and Pence are implicated in this conspiracy to extort Ukraine."

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Trump claims not to ‘know’ Gordon Sondland very well — but the evidence suggests otherwise

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President Donald Trump attempted to distance himself Wednesday from his hand-selected European Union Ambassador Gordon Sondland. At the same time, Trump claimed that Sondland’s stunning testimony, which alleged that the president had ordered a “quid pro quo” with Ukraine, in fact, vindicated him.

“Was there a ‘quid pro quo’?” Sondland said in his testimony to the House Intelligence Committee Wednesday. "The answer is ‘yes.’”

Sondland further claimed that “everyone was in the loop” and all actions were “directed” by the president.

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The latest GOP defense of Trump crumbles in impeachment hearing

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It was a day of blockbuster day of testimony from E.U. Ambassador Gordon Sondland, in which Sondland — who once gave Donald Trump a million dollars for his inauguration — decided to save his own hide by ratting out not just Trump and his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, but seemingly half the senior staff of the White House.

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