The Newest Scandal on TV...Meet Fartgate

Believe it or not, a potential scandal was brewing in Washington and it had nothing to do with Ukraine.

During MSNBC's Hardball, host Chris Matthews and California Representative Eric Swalwell were talking about the impeachment hearings when all of a sudden there was a noise that sounded very...uh...fart like.

Viewers started sharing the clip on social media and people began to speculate whether it was Matthews or Swalwell passed gas on television.

Later in the evening, Hardball's Twitter account had an answer for "fartgate."

The show tweeted, "Sorry to disappoint the conspiracy theories - it was the #Hardball mug scraping across the desk." Swalwell answered the tweet saying, "TOTAL EXONERATION."

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