FACT CHECK: Mainstream Media Falsely Calls Trenton Garmon “Roy Moore’s lawyer”
AL.com, an Alabama online news site, falsely reported yesterday the false claim that Trenton Garmon, who was arrested Wednesday this week, is Judge “Roy Moore’s lawyer.”
The false claim that Garmon is “Judge Moore’s lawyer” was subsequently reported by many other news outlets, including The Daily Caller, The Hill, a Chelsea Clinton associated online blog known as The Daily Beast, and a widely discredited online gutter known as Democratic Underground.
Donald Trump Jr. even repeated the lie, which was giddily reported by failing, formerly out-of-print web site known as “NewsWeek.”
The famed Alabama “Ten Commandments Judge” took to twitter to disputes media claims of current association.
The “Ten Commandments judge” called the reports on the arrest of his former attorney “fake news” in a Thursday afternoon tweet.
More Fake News.
“Mr. Garmon has not represented me or our family for quite some time. As a friend I will pray for him through his personal difficulties.” https://t.co/rRk74xwTQf
— Judge Roy Moore (@RealJudgeMoore) June 6, 2019
“Mr. Garmon has not represented me or our family for quite some time. As a friend, I will pray for him through his personal difficulties,” Moore subsequently said in a statement.
Garmon very briefly worked for Moore during his bid for the U.S. senate last year, is being held in county jail on bail totaling $3,000.
The Foundation for Moral Law retained Trent Garmon in November 2017 to fight the smears and now discredited charges against the Alabama statesman. Moore was focused on his December 12 election was not an intimate connection of Trent’s, nor a close personal friend.
Garmon has sent a “cease and desist” letter to Alabama Media Group demanding they retract their false reporting about Moore.
Garmon’s “cease and desist” letter allegedly contained grammatical incongruencies and what some in the media jumped the gun to call “incoherence,” though many reasons for typographical or grammatical errors can be given, and a typo is not material evidence of drug abuse. But others in the mainstream media began reporting on his incoherence.
Then, the thoroughly discredited Washington Post — certainly on anything pertaining to Moore — began skewering Garmon’s less-than-smooth interviews, which it called “bizzare.” Before long, Garmon’s alleged personal challenges were absorbed into the left-media echo chamber, and Garmon’s supposed substance abuse became “common knowledge.”
Garmon also filed suit against against the Highway 31 super PAC, which was the very last document on file that Mr. Garmon has filed in favor of representing Judge Moore, according to sources.
It was shortly after Garmon filed the aforementioned complaint that Moore and his campaign team released him from all cases.
In Gadsden, Ala. Garmon had his license suspended. Garmon sued the Alabama Department of Public Safety in retaliation, and in his affidavit, he calls himself a “safe and competent driver,” but then proceeds to volunteer information on another occasion wherein he was arrested, this time in Florida, for driving under the influence. The attorney suggests he was “literally taking a nap on the side of the road.”
“I will try that DUI if it is not lowered to reckless driving and I would only be pleading to reckless driving to make it go away given arriving safely to take a nap less than 200 yards from our home indicates that I was not reckless and was in fact taking a nap before meeting with company who was at our home,” Garmon said in the affidavit.
“Trenton Roger Garmon, 39, was booked into the Etowah County Jail around 8 p.m., according to jail records. He was arrested by Gadsden police and charged with driving under the influence of controlled substances, second-degree possession of marijuana, and drug paraphernalia,” reported AL.com.