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What is a "smocking gun"?

During his daily deluge of tweets, President Trump sent out a quote he claimed was from Fox News, writing "Democrats can’t find a Smocking Gun tying the Trump campaign to Russia after James Comey’s testimony. No Smocking Gun...No Collusion." Immediately, the Internet frantically began to debate what a "smocking gun" might actually be. Is it a gun which creates pleats in fabric? Or perhaps it's a gun that shoots out loose-fitting garments to protect your clothes from paint? What do you think?

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The president sent the tweet in the early morning hours of December 10, effectively ending the day for millions before it had even started. 

“Democrats can’t find a Smocking Gun tying the Trump campaign to Russia after James Comey’s testimony. No Smocking Gun...No Collusion.” @FoxNews That’s because there was NO COLLUSION. So now the Dems go to a simple private transaction, wrongly call it a campaign contribution,...

The cryptic mention, not once, but twice, of a "smocking gun" left many shaken to their core. Clearly, this was not a typo. There is no way the president could write the same typo twice in one tweet. That would be madness! All we are left with is the desperate search for what a "smocking gun" could be.

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Some believe, with certainty, that it is a tool used to create an adorable ruched texture in fabric. A "smocking gun" is a simple way to pull fabric together and make it hang in a way that is both flowy and flattering. Clearly, the Democrats are on a mad search for a way to zazz up their staid old blouses and tops. 

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Perhaps though, it is a gun that shoots out a full and complete article of clothing to cover one's garments from stains while doing crafts. Perhaps Democrats had been creating a huge web of connections somewhere deep inside the Capitol, using red paint to connect the myriad ties between the Trump administration and Russia. Perhaps they were worried about drops of paint staining their fastidiously maintained business formal. They looked everywhere, top to bottom, trying to find something that would cover their clothes while they did their investigations. Something—like a "smocking gun."

But is there a third option? 

Truly, it will go down as one of the great mysteries of our modern era.

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