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Reps. Nancy Pelosi, Elijah Cummings fall for fake Flynn account on Twitter

Posted by on Feb. 15, 2017 at 12:07 PM
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Reps. Nancy Pelosi, Elijah Cummings fall for fake Flynn account on Twitter

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., joined at right by Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, calling for an investigation into President Donald Trump's relationship with Russia, including when Trump learned that his national security adviser, Michael Flynn, had discussed U.S. sanctions with a Russian diplomat. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)© The Associated Press House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., joined at right by Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, speaks during a news conference on Capitol …

Don't believe everything you see on Twitter.

Reps. Elijah Cummings and Nancy Pelosi fell for a Twitter account parodying Michael Flynn, who resigned Monday as President Trump's national security adviser for misleading the administration about his contacts with Russia.

"I believe we need to hold a public hearing with Flynn to get to the bottom of this," Cummings said during a news conference on Capitol Hill, citing the parody tweet.

Pelosi said, "The inference to be drawn from his statement is that other people had blame that should be shared in all of this."

The tweets came from an unverified account that launched this month. It has since been labeled a parody account by multiple news outlets and Snopes.


The New York Times also fell for the parody account, writing about it in its story Monday. It later removed the mention and issued a correction.

Here's Flynn's real, verified Twitter account. He appeared to have deleted his Twitter account, Business Insiderreported.

Twitter didn't appreciate the misstep. Even the Flynn account pointed it out.

 

Others were quick to notice:

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by Betsy on Feb. 15, 2017 at 12:07 PM

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by Anonymous 1 on Feb. 15, 2017 at 1:26 PM
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Its so funny watching her. First she calls Trump Pres. Bush, then this. Lol...
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