It all started on Saturday morning when Sen. Lindsey Graham tweeted this in defense of President Trump:
In America you can’t even get a parking ticket based on hearsay testimony.
But you can impeach a president?
I certainly hope not.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) September 28, 2019
One thing we know about the whistleblower is that he or she was not on the phone call between President Trump and Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky and even seems to have gotten some details of the phone call wrong in his or her complaint.
Blue-check journalist Garrett M. Graff seemed to think there was some sort of parallel there with the Clinton impeachment:
Beyond the fact that Graham and the GOP had little trouble impeaching Clinton on Linda Tripp’s second-hand info, the allegations now are in the document released by the White House ITSELF. Trump *himself* told us he did this! He said he ordered the Code Red! https://t.co/cZkIdj3T27
— Garrett M. Graff (@vermontgmg) September 28, 2019
Linda Tripp’s second-hand info?
Linda Tripp wasnt second hand information. She was the first party to Monica..
— Joseph Horner (@BeRealFollowMe) September 28, 2019
Linda Tripp’s “second hand info” was recorded on tape in a conversation between her and Lewinsky, but you already knew that.
— Jebulus Maximus (@ClapForJeb) September 28, 2019
Audio recordings are not hearsay.
— Ryan B. Leslie (@RyanBLeslie) September 28, 2019
They had tapes from recorded conversations between Linda Tripp and Monica Lewinsky (that's not hearsay) and they also had DNA evidence & they also had lying in a sworn deposition, then witness tampering coaching Betty Currie to lie. https://t.co/dTWYr9aTow
— Greg West (@GregWest_HALOJM) September 28, 2019
But aside from that …
Clinton's defenders went after Tripp in part because "Oh, wow, she taped Monica, what a betrayal!"
— Richard DeCamp (@richdecamp) September 28, 2019
They also had that blue dress!
— flatbrok (@flatbrok) September 28, 2019
Bill Clinton's semen on Monica's dress is not hearsay.
— Silence is Consent!⭐⭐⭐ (@NoSilentConsent) September 28, 2019
Clinton’s semen on her blue dress was not secondhand info.
— OrdinaryAverageGuy?? (@whiterook491) September 28, 2019
Yeah sure, but other than a bunch of evidence, they're totally alike.
— Fulanodon ن (@FulanoDon) September 28, 2019
DNA isn’t hearsay. I love how you Leftists leave out the important part of Linda Tripp’s info, hiding the truth to bolster your idiotic arguments. Truth is the leftist’s greatest enemy pic.twitter.com/YER3phWSTZ
— Victor Nikki?? (@HapkidoBigDad) September 28, 2019
Linda Tripp facts.https://t.co/qDUMCTssSS
— ƬЄƛƓƛƝ ƦЄƖԼԼƳ ? (@velvethammer) September 28, 2019
Impeachment of Bill Clinton was for lying under oath in the Paula Jones case.. Obstruction of Justice as well.. https://t.co/UXniTy7xbf
— #StaleCrumbs (@tobeycakes) September 28, 2019
He was impeached for lying under oath nothing second hand about that
— Randy (@texaspa7) September 28, 2019
Also glossing over Kenneth Starr’s 1998 report, establishing that President Clinton perjured himself during a civil deposition, conspired to obstruct justice, violated criminal prohibitions against witness tampering, and perjured himself before a grand jury. But Linda Tripp.
— ♱ Mr. Will ♱ (@Dudeteronomy) September 28, 2019
Not to mention Bill Clinton lied on tape to American people, Congress & SC Starr team which got him disbarred and fined! A video worth revisiting if you want to see seething contempt & blazing anger in Clinton as he looks into camera and lies.
— Maureen Pere (@maureenlpere) September 28, 2019
Perhaps he's not old enough to remember the actual impeachment of Clinton. The sworn deposition in which he LIED to the court.
I also remember I had to explain to my 10 year old son what "oral sex" was. pic.twitter.com/uvh1syOu2j
— If You Like, Retweet, Please (@TerrificTom777) September 28, 2019
They had Bill Clinton dead bang on perjury at a civil deposition, lying to a grand jury and obstruction of justice. Clinton later pleaded guilty to perjury and surrendered his license to practice law. In contrast, no laws were broken during Trump's call with the Ukraine leader.
— CreteHasHimNow (@CreteHasHimNow) September 28, 2019
He's lying. Clinton was impeached for lying to a Fed grand jury, lying to a Federal judge, suborning perjury and obstruction of justice.
— [REDACTED] ????? (@III_247) September 28, 2019
— IronCondor (@IronCondor7) September 28, 2019
Sally Kohn's 'reminder' about Bill Clinton's impeachment plays fast and loose with the truth https://t.co/74LX7IUM84
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 25, 2019