McCaskill piles on Sessions with dishonest tweet

Democrats and the mainstream media are attacking Jeff Sessions over his two meetings with the Russian ambassador last year. Scott has the story.

Sen Claire McCaskill joined the pile-on party by tweeting: “I’ve been on the Armed Services Com for 10 years. No call or meeting w/ Russian ambassador. Ever. Ambassadors call members of Foreign Rel Com.” (Emphasis added)

McCaskill was trying to undermine any suggestion that Sessions’ two meetings were in connection with his role as a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. She wants to advance the narrative that the meetings must have been part of a joint Trump-Russian effort to defeat Hillary Clinton.

There’s a problem though. McCaskill’s own tweets show that she has met and talked on the phone with the Russian ambassador. On January 30, 2013, she tweeted: “Off to meeting w/Russian ambassador. Upset about the arbitrary/cruel decision to end all US adoptions, even those in process.”

And on August 15, 2015, she tweeted: “Today calls with British, Russian, and German Ambassadors re: Iran deal.”

I understand that McCaskill desperately wants to appease left-wing Democrats so as to avoid a serious primary challenge in 2018. But that quest should not carry with it a disregard for the truth as blatant as that exhibited in her anti-Sessions tweet.

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