Fact Check

Was Obama Invited to Join Impeachment Proceedings as Pelosi's 'Special Guest'?

A routine review of content labeled satire.

Published Oct. 24, 2019

29 September 2019, Bavaria, Munich: Barack Obama, former US President, will be on stage during his opening speech at the Bits & Pretzels company founders' and investors' meeting. At Bits & Pretzels, successful founders report on their experiences, present ideas and come into contact with investors. Photo: Sven Hoppe/dpa (Photo by Sven Hoppe/picture alliance via Getty Images) (Sven Hoppe/picture alliance via Getty Images)
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Former U.S. President Barack Obama was invited to join impeachment proceedings against President Trump as a "special guest" by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

On Oct. 23, 2019, the website Obamawatcher published an article positing that U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had invited former President Barack Obama to join impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump as a "special guest":

Former President and traitor to the American people, Barack Hussein Obama, has been formally invited to join the Democrat witch hunt they’re calling impeachment. The secret invitation was discovered by House Lieutenant Battison Sandy, a Republican, after he saw Obama leaving Pelosi’s office.

According to our sources on the Hill, Sandy hired Ronnie Mars to Investigate. Mars managed to get inside Pelosi’s office after hours and found the invitation still sitting in the copy machine.

This item was not a factual recounting of real-life events. The article originated with a website that describes its output as being humorous or satirical in nature, as follows:

Everything on this website is fiction. It is not a lie and it is not fake news because it is not real. If you believe that it is real, you should have your head examined. Any similarities between this site’s pure fantasy and actual people, places, and events are purely coincidental and all images should be considered altered and satirical.

For background, here is why we sometimes write about satire/humor.


Obamawatcher.   "Obama Invited to Join Impeachment Proceedings as Pelosi’s ‘Special Guest.'"    23 October 2019.