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Eric Swalwell’s ‘Fartgate’ Continues: MSNBC’s ‘Hardball’ Issues Statement To ‘Conspiracy Theorists’
Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA), talks to the media outside of a closed-door hearing at the U.S. Capitol on November 7, 2019 in Washington, DC. the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff (D-CA) has announced that public hearings will begin next week in the impeachment inquiry against U.S. President Donald Trump. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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He failed to get much attention during his brief run in the Democratic presidential primary, but Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA) is now making some noise on the internet.  A moment during his interview with MSNBC’s “Hardball With Chris Matthews” Monday has gone viral for what appears to be Swalwell pausing briefly to loudly rip one on air. After the clip exploded online, Swalwell was asked about it by BuzzFeed and denied it adamantly. Now “Hardball” has even felt compelled to address “Fartgate,” issuing a statement to “conspiracy theorists” explaining what they say really happened.

As The Daily Wire reported, during an interview with “Hardball” Monday, Swalwell appeared to have an embarrassing moment while answering a question about the Democrats’ favorite topic, Ukraine:


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