‘Show us the Flynn tapes’: Rep. Eric Swalwell destroys Trump’s ex-intel chief in epic Twitter clash
Right now there is an online Twitter battle between California’s Democratic Congressman Eric Swalwell and President Donald Trump’s former acting Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Richard Grenell. Swalwell is winning, handily.
It all started last week when Rep. Swalwell said he didn’t trust Grenell, who was stepping down both as Trump’s Ambassador to Germany and as his acting DNI, after the Senate confirmed now-former Congressman John Ratcliffe. (Ratcliffe is legally ineligible to hold that position, but Senate Republicans confirmed him anyway.)
Slight correction on your tweet: I trust FBI & Director Wray. I don’t trust @ODNIgov Directors @RichardGrenell or @… https://t.co/VpU3mVZVey— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@Rep. Eric Swalwell)1590162902.0
Grenell fought back:
I’m letting the public see more info. You are the one who worked to hide the information you didn’t like. You liste… https://t.co/xwOsW3r5ty— Richard Grenell (@Richard Grenell)1590163495.0
And Swalwell slammed him for not doing his job, and taunted him for not releasing trump’s first National Security Advisor Mike Flynn’s transcripts/calls with Russian agents.
Thanks for showing up on Twitter. You never once came to brief the Intel Committee (First DNI Director who failed t… https://t.co/Ljsiu32SlA— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@Rep. Eric Swalwell)1590163926.0
Grenell insisted the transcripts/calls would be released.
Those are coming. It’s very important for the public to see ALL of them. For too long the public has been misled. J… https://t.co/IxiMfqSJCY— Richard Grenell (@Richard Grenell)1590164808.0
Swalwell waited. Grenell is no longer DNI (although he is joining the Trump re-election campaign.) Swalwell slammed Grenell. “Tick tock.”
Tick tock. “Those are coming.” Well, you’re no longer director and the Flynn tapes never came. All you have to show… https://t.co/KTayOeljJ9— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@Rep. Eric Swalwell)1590673719.0
And Swalwell hit back again, accusing Grenell of enabling the guy who spread “Russian propaganda” and “asked Russia to hack his opponent,” Donald Trump:
The guy who spread “Russian propaganda” is the one who asked Russia to hack his opponent. It’s also the guy who sai… https://t.co/dI8UC2O7Bo— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@Rep. Eric Swalwell)1590677314.0
And then Swalwell schooled Grenell on actual facts, like Democrats were in the minority during the Russia investigations, and hit him with “show us the Flynn tapes or buzz off.”
Weaponize? History lesson: Democrats were in the minority for the Russia Investigation — it was a GOP-led investiga… https://t.co/s8Gb3U6Ut9— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@Rep. Eric Swalwell)1590680891.0
More facts from Swalwell, facts the right likes to forget:
Did you read: — Manafort gave polling data to Russians — @realDonaldTrump lied about Trump Tower Moscow deal duri… https://t.co/ZcYYzMM6o8— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@Rep. Eric Swalwell)1590681748.0
This is so comical. The Republicans led the Russia investigation, which ended in March 2018. They chose to not rele… https://t.co/vhhQWmPXza— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@Rep. Eric Swalwell)1590684463.0
And more facts:
We are making progress! You don’t dispute: ✅ Collusion evidence of Trump Tower mtg/Trump Tower Moscow ✅ Hundr… https://t.co/8e3GjRyJ4P— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@Rep. Eric Swalwell)1590686160.0
The battle is still going on.
Here’s what some are saying now that “Swalwell” is the top trending topic on Twitter right now:
@RepSwalwell @realDonaldTrump Mr. Swalwell, I do not live in your state, but am proud you represent the country in… https://t.co/9vTpVfLKE9— Ryan P. Dunkaroos (@Ryan P. Dunkaroos)1590673878.0
Rep Swalwell is owning Grenell.— Scott Dworkin (@Scott Dworkin)1590686226.0
@blakesmustache @RepSwalwell @realDonaldTrump @HillaryClinton The funny thing about this is the Grenell is privy t… https://t.co/LcGp5DF5HD— Put A Mask On It (@Put A Mask On It)1590683306.0
Im here all damn day for Eric Swalwell putting Richard Grenell in his place. https://t.co/RKJewGFfLr— 💙 Koko 🥁 💙 (@💙 Koko 🥁 💙)1590685929.0
@RepSwalwell @realDonaldTrump @HillaryClinton Thank you Rep Swalwell. trump gets away with caling this a hoax beca… https://t.co/gRNT0UooDb— Sunflower Soul (@Sunflower Soul)1590682465.0
Thank you for fighting for Democracy, Congressman Swalwell. Proud to know you. https://t.co/uz4L0SzVca— Peter Morley (@Peter Morley)1590686828.0