Democrat Senator Claire McCaskill has been an outspoken critic of the President throughout the entire Russian ruse, but it turns out she has a dirty little secret of her own that she lied about on Twitter.
McCaskill, who serves on the Armed Services Committee, tweeted in March that she’s never met with the Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak, in the ten years she’s been a part of the Senate group. Her comments were in regards to the ongoing probe into the Trump campaign over alleged collusion with Russia, after Attorney General Jeff Sessions was accused of meeting with Kislyak twice and not disclosing it, but it turns out she’s a bald-faced liar.
From the Daily Mail:
But CNN has now revealed that in November 2015 she attended an evening at his Washington residence to honor Democratic Rep. James Symington, who is from her state and worked to further US-Russian relations.
McCaskill admitted attending the event after CNN obtained a photograph of her there, but said she never spoke with Kislyak.
Instead she was there to pay her respects to Symington, who she said ‘kind of got me started in politics.’
She blamed Twitter’s 140-character limit for not letting her clarify her statement, saying it should have stated she never met ‘one-on-one’ with Kislyak.
McCaskill penned the tweet shortly after Attorney General Jeff Sessions was found to have met with the ambassador twice during the 2016 election, despite saying otherwise during his confirmation hearing.
Sessions later said the meetings were unrelated to the election and were in his capacity as a Senator and in his own role on the Armed Services Committee.
McCaskill intended her tweet to show that direct meetings with Kislyak would have been unusual in that context.
The great thing about Twitter is that you’re not limited to one 140-character tweet per week or day, so clarification was possible immediately, yet McCaskill didn’t’ say a word until she was called out over it, leaving one to wonder what it is she was hiding about the event. Meanwhile, Sessions was forced to recuse himself from all things Russia over the meetings, which all took place in his official capacity as a sitting United States Senator.
So the next logical question is will McCaskill recuse herself from any role she may play in the Russian investigations?
I wouldn’t hold my breath if I were you…