Impeachment aide says fake blue check on ‘evidence’ tweet was included ‘accidentally’

Impeachment aide says fake blue check on ‘evidence’ tweet was included ‘accidentally’
The congressman issues a commendation. Eric Swalwell video, Twitter

[Ed. – Leaving unanswered the obvious question: what possesses you to insert a blue check on an image of a tweet you’re using as evidence?  Did someone eat a Twinkie beforehand?  Was it an attack of Affluenza?]

A senior impeachment aide said the inclusion of a fake blue check verification mark on tweets that were presented at the Senate trial was an accident.

The tweets showed comments from Jennifer Lynn Lawrence who was retweeted by former President Trump. The two tweets that were exhibited included blue check marks next to Lawrence’s name.

Blue checks show the user’s identity has been verified and also connote a certain status.

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“The final graphic accidentally had a blue verification checkmark on it, but the substance of it was entirely accurate,” the aide said.

The aide added: “If anything, it is further evidence of President Trump’s attention to and knowledge of what was being openly planned on January 6 by his followers, even those without Twitter verifications.”

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