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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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