Democrats tried to score political points by claiming Jeff Sessions’ meetings with Russia’s ambassador were suspicious because few members of Congress had ever met with him.
Nancy Pelosi herself even claimed she never once met with the Russian Ambassador.
And then one shocking photo was published.
Nancy Pelosi had met with the Russian Ambassador.
They met in 2010.
Politico published the photograph, and it proves Pelosi is a liar.
“House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Friday that she’s never met with the current Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak.
“Not with this Russian ambassador, no,” Pelosi told POLITICO’s Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer during a Playbook interview, when asked whether she had ever met with the Russian envoy.
But a file photo from Pelosi’s 2010 meeting with Russian President Dmitriy Medvedev shows Kislyak at the table across from Pelosi — then House speaker — and Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.). Medvedev had been in the country for a meeting with President Barack Obama a day earlier and stopped in on Capitol Hill to meet with congressional leaders as well.
Asked to square Pelosi’s comments with the photo of the meeting, a spokesman said Pelosi simply meant she never had a solo meeting with Kislyak.
“Of course, that’s what she meant,” said the spokesman, Drew Hammill. “She has never had a private one-on-one with him.”
Pelosi’s lie came on the heels of Missouri Democrat Claire McCaskill having been forced to admit she too lied when she claimed she never once met with the Russian Ambassador.
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.
— Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) March 2, 2017
This tweet is false.
McCaskill tweeted in 2013 that she was on her way to a meeting with the Russians Ambassador.
Off to meeting w/Russian Ambassador. Upset about the arbitrary/cruel decision to end all US adoptions,even those in process.
— Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) January 30, 2013
She also tweeted about another meeting with the Russian Ambassador in 2015.
Today calls with British, Russian, and German Ambassadors re: Iran deal. #doingmyhomework
— Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) August 6, 2015
Democrats tried to portray Sessions meeting with the Russian Ambassador as out of the ordinary and suspicious.
But members of Congress routinely meet with Ambassadors.
In fact, it’s so routine, it must be easy to forget.
Which Pelosi and McCaskill proved when they lied about never meeting with the Russian Ambassador.