Rep. Matt Gaetz confronted Daniel Goldman, the Democratic counsel for the House Intelligence Committee during Monday’s impeachment hearing with a poster-board-sized cutout of a tweet he sent in August 2018 suggesting that the "pee tape" mentioned in the Steele dossier was real and would "come out."
Gaeta began by asking Goldman, under oath, if he was non-partisan. Goldman replied in the affirmative.
"Have you ever tweeted anything at the president?" Gaetz asked him.
"I have made a number of tweets in my private capacity before I came to this job when I worked in the media," Goldman replied.
"As a matter of fact, this is one of those tweets," Gaetz said gleefully displaying the posterboard.
"You said, 'Nothing in the dossier has proved to be false.' But in fact, the dossier said there was a Russian consulate in Miami, when there isn't. The dossier said Michael Cohen had a meeting in Prague, when he didn't. The dossier said Michael Cohen's wife was Russian, she is in fact Ukrainian," Gaetz said. "So we sit here today and you've got a tweet mentioning a 'pee tape' while claiming to be non-partisan. Hired by the Democrats to pursue the president. Do you regret this tweet?"
What lying? Nothing in the dossier has proved to be false (including your pee tape). But we can agree that we all look forward to the facts coming out. Everything that has come out so far has shown you to be an out and out liar (eg Cohen tape, purpose of June 9 meeting, etc). https://t.co/or1ZQbCmy0— Daniel Goldman (@danielsgoldman) August 5, 2018
Hat tip: @ALX on Twitter