Diamond And Silk Appear To Lie Under Oath About Trump Payments

27 April, 2018, 00:36 | Author: Edward Snyder
  • Diamond And Silk Appear To Lie Under Oath About Trump Payments

Mr. Trump invited the internet stars to attend a few of his rallies during the 2016 campaign and were photographed in the Oval Office standing beside the president.

Ted Lieu on the social media hearing featuring Diamond and Silk: "This is a stupid and ridiculous hearing".

As ThinkProgress previously reported, the claim that Diamond and Silk were "censored" or "blocked" on Facebook is false.

The FEC report shows that the Trump campaign paid Diamond and Silk $1,275 in November 2016 for "field consulting".

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries confronts Diamond and Silk with the FEC record showing the duo were paid $1,274.94 for field consulting work despite them repeatedly telling a congressional committee that they've never been paid by the Trump campaign.

In tense exchanges with representative Hakeem Jeffries of NY and Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas, the women also denied having ever been paid by the Trump campaign.

The self-proclaimed "most outspoken and loyal" Trump supporters have gained an online following for their debriefs on politics, the Trump administration and news of the day on their Youtube channel and on Facebook and Twitter.




"We're familiar with that particular lie", Richardson shot back, dismissing the information Jeffries read from an official Federal Election Commission report filed by the Trump campaign as "fake news".

"The result is that a lot of content gets filtered out, but no more so from the right than from the left", Waldman said. They now have almost 150,000 subscribers on YouTube and several of their videos have been viewed over a million times each.

"Facebook along with other social media sites have taken aggressive actions to silence conservative voices such as ourselves by deliberately restricting and weaponizing our page with algorithms that censored and suppress our free speech", Hardaway said in her testimony. "When we reached out to Facebook for an explanation, they gave us the run around".

"Diamond and Silk are warriors by the way", Trump said in an interview on Fox and Friends on Thursday morning.

"The Policy team has come to the conclusion that your content and your brand has been determined unsafe to the community".

Alarmingly, Diamond and Silk truly tried to frame this as a war between liberals and conservatives, pointing to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg using his social media platform to advance political advantage.

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