The story on Rep. Eric Swalwell’s “defensive briefing” by the FBI hit the San Francisco Chronicle last week and was retweeted by Politico’s Carla Marinucci, but it’s receiving new life on Twitter Monday now that Richard Grenell has called the whole thing fake news.

The poor guy would have just been a victim in all this had he not been tipped off by the FBI. And as MSNBC’s Chris Hayes observed, it’s not like he did anything wrong aside from kind of getting duped by a spy — no need for him to be so defensive.

We’re pretty sure we’ve seen the end of this story; the media managed to shuffle it off to the side until a new news cycle began. But Grenell is calling fake news.

We didn’t watch, but we don’t doubt it:

One more bonus tweet from Grenell:

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