With all the noise about AG Sessions having/not having spoken to the Russian Ambassador, the Jackass party members are piling on with their own perfidy.
Sen. Clair Caskil promptly stood up and claimed she never mat or spoke with the Russian Ambassador. Not long after that tapes of her speaking with the Russian and then a photo of the same showed up disproving her veracity.
Russian FM calls Sessions uproar a replay of McCarthyism
Russia on Friday decried the uproar in the United States over Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ meetings with the Russian ambassador as a replay of McCarthyism, voicing regret over the lack of any substantive dialogue with Washington.
Sessions recused himself Thursday from any investigation into communications between aides to President Donald Trump and Moscow following revelations that as senator, Sessions twice spoke with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the 2016 election campaign and failed to say so when pressed by Congress.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov argued that contacts with officials and lawmakers are part of any ambassador’s duties. He added that the pressure on Sessions “strongly resembles a witch hunt or the times of McCarthyism, which we thought were long over in the United States as a civilized country.”
In the 1950s, Sen. Joseph McCarthy led a hunt for purported communist infiltrators in the U.S. government, often involving unfounded accusations.
Trump blamed Democrats for the controversy in a statement on Thursday night, “They lost the election and now, they have lost their grip on reality. The real story is all of the illegal leaks of classified and other information. It is a total witch hunt!”
At a news conference, Lavrov said Russia isn’t going to mimic the U.S., but added that “if we applied the same principle to Ambassador (John) Tefft’s activities in Russia and his contacts, it would have made quite a funny picture.”
In a sarcastic Facebook post, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said she met Tefft in the ministry’s lobby and warned him that he was putting himself in danger by meeting with Russian diplomats. [snip]
Of course the biggest mouth in the Senate not only met with different Russians, but the big Cheese himself.
Flashback: Chuck Schumer Meets with Putin in New York City
Democrat Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer continues to push the Russia conspiracy.
But it was Schumer who met with Putin in New York City – not Trump.
The picture above was taken in 2003 as Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, enjoys a Krispy Kreme doughnut and coffee with Senator Charles Schumer from New York as Putin visits the first New York gas station of the Russian company Lukoil.
The hysteria over Trump administration officials talking — or not talking — with Russia needs to end.
It’s getting in the way of putting America back on track. [snip]
The photo above also shows Putin and Schumer appearing friendly that day.