A Republican congressman from Texas trotted into today’s oversight hearing of the House Juidicary Committee with perhaps the most confusing conspiracy chart since that episode of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia where Charlie Kelly tries to prove “Pepe Silvia” isn’t a real person.
Lawmaker Louie Gohmert presented a chart to Attorney General Jeff Sessions to explaining a conspiracy theory claiming Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration took part in a pay-for-play scheme called “Uranium One” in which they allegedly sold uranium to Russia in exchange for cash donations to the Clinton Foundation.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Here, care of Rep. Louie Gohmert’s office, is the full chart he displayed at today’s House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing. pic.twitter.com/dPSHtGvwqK
— Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) November 14, 2017
“We’ve got a chart here that shows just integral the relationship is with Mr. Rosenstein, Mr. Mueller, into this whole Uranium One thing,” said Gohmert — referencing the incredibly confusing poster behind him.
The theory has gained significant traction over the last few weeks after a report in The Hill brought the claims — that “stink to high heaven” according to Gohmert — against Clinton and Barack Obama back to life.
A number of prominent Twitter users created their own Gomert-esque charts and mocked his conspiracy theory, as seen below:
holy shit it’s all so obvious now pic.twitter.com/ClmnIE3mKf
— Kilgore Trout (@KT_So_It_Goes) November 14, 2017
Rep. Louie Gohmert’s chart from today’s House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing is fun pic.twitter.com/HatcAfceel
— Blumgold (@poliscimystery) November 14, 2017
— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) November 14, 2017
this is phenomenal https://t.co/K0TpeyLf5d
— Simon Maloy (@SimonMaloy) November 14, 2017
Anyways now is a good time to remember that Louis Gohmert has guest hosted Sean Hannity’s show.
— John Whitehouse (@existentialfish) November 14, 2017
The longer you stare at this chart, the more questions you have, and the better it gets. https://t.co/eXb6bBtBTR
— Libby Nelson (@libbyanelson) November 14, 2017
Louie Gohmert brought a chart to the House Judiciary hearing with Jeff Sessions today. pic.twitter.com/XQi8PJQoTU
— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) November 14, 2017
Watch above via Fox News.
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