Senator Who Denied Ever Meeting With Russian Ambassador Caught In A Lie

President Donald Trump's administration has been slammed after members of his cabinet denied having ties to Russia. It was later revealed that some of the U.S. politicians had, indeed, at some point in their careers, had communications with Russian politicians and dignitaries. Now, another senator - this time, a Democrat - denied meeting the Russian Ambassador, only to have a photo turn up of the two of them together.

Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) attacked Attorney General Jeff Sessions after it came out that he met with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak twice during the 2016 election. Unfortunately for the Senator, she may have put her foot in her mouth, and proved Sessions' case.

During his confirmation hearing, when asked if he had any communications with Russia, Sessions said he didn't. This proved to be untrue, as he had run into the ambassador on two occasions. Session claims he was only thinking of meetings in terms of colluding with Russia during the election.

Of course, Sessions argued, he had met Russian government figures as a Senator. He said that the meetings he neglected to mention were irrelevant to the election, and relevant only to his role on the Armed Service Committee. He didn't think it was a point of interest for his hearings.

Sessions was slammed and branded a liar by the mainstream media and by Democrats. McCaskill tweeted in a quick response, "I've been on the Armed Services Com for 10 years. No call or meeting w/Russian ambassador. Ever."

Except that's not true, either. The senator was called out on attending an event at the home of Democratic Rep. James Symington. Kislyak also attended.

McCaskill quickly backtracked and said she never spoke to the ambassador; she was merely there to see Symington, who she credits as inspiring her to get involved in politics. As for Kislyak, she never met him 'one-on-one'.

CNN provided a photo showing McCaskill and the ambassador together, and reported that the two had, in fact, interacted.

Red-faced McCaskill got caught in the act, and it unfolded much the way the Sessions accusations unfolded. She might have just proved a point for the other side.

Because he had met with Kislyak, Sessions recused himself from investigations into whether the Trump administration colluded with Russia to interfere with the 2016 election.

The ongoing investigations continued to dig up every time a Russian government official crossed paths with someone remotely related to Trump. While there have been no 'smoking guns' to provide evidence for actual election tampering, there have been plenty of rumors and accusations.

Many Democrats, like McCaskill, initially rushed to criticize meeting with Russians. Reports that got smaller ratings, however, showed that Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Senator Bernie Sanders and former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton all met with Russians at some point during the 2016 campaign. Sanders, in fact, had a Russian campaign advisor. Even former President Barack Obama met with Russians during his own campaign.

Either both major parties are colluding with Russia, or meeting with foreign leaders is quite common in Washington D.C.

Source: Daily Mail
Photo: YouTube

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