‘Federal Crime’ to ‘Own the Libs’: Congressman’s Recording of GOP Storming Impeachment Hearing Causes Shock
BREAKING–> My report from inside the SCIF hearing room where we are exposing Adam Schiff’s secret so-called impeachment inquiry. pic.twitter.com/fPcPJ94R9y
— Rep. Alex Mooney (@RepAlexMooney) October 23, 2019
One of the Republican Congressmen who stormed the secure impeachment proceeding on Capitol Hill Wednesday recorded audio from inside the room, then posted it to Twitter – sending shockwaves across social media, with many questioning the legality of such a recording.
Rep. Alex Mooney (R-WV) posted audio Wednesday afternoon from inside the Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF).
“BREAKING–> My report from inside the SCIF hearing room where we are exposing Adam Schiff’s secret so-called impeachment inquiry,” Mooney wrote.
Mooney claimed to be on a secure phone, stating that he was forced to surrender his phone as he entered the room.
But as flagged by HuffPost’s Matt Fuller, video posted by the Washington Examiner shows Mooney (at the 8 second mark) entering the SCIF with his phone.
Developing: House GOP members storm a secure hearing room to interrupt witness testimony in the impeachment inquiry into @realDonaldTrump @RepMattGaetz led the charge. https://t.co/mWBdJSGZdh pic.twitter.com/Lj1P7mSnVb
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) October 23, 2019
The stunning clip has sparked a ton of reaction on Twitter. Here’s a small sample.
You know this is a crime, right? https://t.co/qmaC2yzs3I
— G O L D I E. (@goldietaylor) October 23, 2019
These Republicans have been trying to lie and pretend they weren’t in violation of security. Here’s one broadcasting “live, inside the SCIF.” https://t.co/4coAAomx1R
— Brian Beutler (@brianbeutler) October 23, 2019
i’m trying to figure out what would’ve happened to my security clearance – not to mention to ME – when i was in the army if i had made a recording with an unauthorized device in a secure area https://t.co/A9gAoOsV3I
— my pal andy (@andylevy) October 23, 2019
This does not seem wise. https://t.co/hz7LDTKWFk
— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) October 23, 2019
He’s committing a crime in this recording as he took a phone into a SCIF. Capitol Police, LOCK HIM UP! https://t.co/k2i8nhRMP8
— Nicole Sandler (@nicolesandler) October 23, 2019
these idiots are live-streaming their own federal crimes now to distract from Trump’s https://t.co/l1WSBtjYEP
— Jesse Lehrich (@JesseLehrich) October 23, 2019
Committing a federal crime, recording yourself doing it, and posting it on Twitter to own the libs. https://t.co/SuzuYexAPr
— Radley Balko (@radleybalko) October 23, 2019
when you have to gram the secure area pic.twitter.com/2TBlcvPxwc
— Will Steakin (@wsteaks) October 23, 2019
You have just incriminated yourself, Mr. Mooney. https://t.co/EA1ZFDlglm
— Jeffrey Guterman (@JeffreyGuterman) October 23, 2019
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