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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Sessions, Russia and hypocrisy

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is getting backing from both sides of the aisle over leftists' calls for his resignation over revelations that he met with a Russian ambassador last year, which he omitted from recent congressional testimony. 

The Dumocrats are claiming the meeting was in concert with the Trump campaign.

Even Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO)  gave Sessions an unintended boost after she demanded Sessions' resignation and claimed she never called or met with Russia's ambassador. But tweets resurfaced showed she lied--at least twice.

Other former colleagues came to the AG's defense backing his claim he only met with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in his official capacity as a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

"I've met with the Russian ambassador with a group, in my capacity, with a group of other senators," Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) told CNN. "That's in my official capacity. That's nothing. That's my job."

Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) said he'd spoken with "at least twenty ambassadors in the last six weeks."

He added that "It would have been very normal for Sessions, as a senator, to have talked to the Russian ambassador without discussing the election."

Old establishment leftists Chuck "Nostrils" Schumer and Nancy "Hands" Pelosi demanded Sessions resign. 

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) told MSNBC that he'd met with "six ambassadors in the last five months." Although he never met with Kislyak, Cruz said he'd do it in a heartbeat.

The leftist rag Washington Post, first reported that Sessions met with Kislyak in July and September despite his testimony during his confirmation hearing that he'd never spoke with Russian officials during the time he was a campaign surrogate for then candidate Donald Trump.

He maintains that he never spoke about campaign matters with the ambassador, and the White House has backed him.

In a politically motivated move to drive a stake into Sessions' heart, McCaskill tweeted Thursday that she had "been on the Armed Services Com for 10 years. No call or meeting w/Russian ambassador. Ever. Ambassadors call members of Foreign Rel. Com."

Except she lied.

Charles C.W. Cooke of National Review, uncovered 2 tweets  that McCaskill wrote in 2013 and 2015:

"Off to meeting w/Russian Ambassador. Upset about the arbitrary/cruel decision to end all U.S. adoptions, even those in process." McCaskill tweeted on Jan. 30, 2013
On Aug. 6, 2015 she tweeted: "Today calls with British, Russian, and German ambassadors re: Iran deal. #doingmyhomework."
True to liberal form, McCaskill blamed Twitter's character limit for the seeming disparity in her tweets, suggesting the limit prevented her from being more specific in Thursday's tweet, downplaying the significance of her own conversations with Russia's ambassador, and proving she has the credibility of a scorpion to a frog.