(NationalSentinel)Â Politics: As one Democratic leader after another stepped up Friday to denounce Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ nothing burger encounter and meeting with Russian ambassador to the U.S. SergeiÂ Kislyak last summer in his role as a sitting U.S. senator, one of those leaders – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi – has been caught in an out-and-out lie.
In a refreshingly honest bit of reporting,Â Politico noted that Pelosi’s earlier statements to the news site that she never met Kislyak were blatantly contradicted by a photograph depicting her sitting across a dinner table with him and then-Russian President Dimitri Medvedev:
[A]Â fileÂ photoÂ from Pelosi’s 2010 meeting with Russian President Dmitriy Medvedev shows Kislyak at the table across from Pelosi â€” then House speaker â€” and Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.). Medvedev had been in the country for a meeting with President Barack ObamaÂ a day earlierÂ 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 that Pelosi had 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.”
OhÂ sure.Â Of course. Silly us.
That has to be one of the worst attempts at covering up an elected official’s lie we’ve ever encountered, but generally speaking the Alt-Left discredited media rarely holds Democrats accountable for lies, falsehoods, incorrect statements or fabrications. Only Republicans like Sessions, whoÂ did have a one-on-one with Kislyak last summer, butÂ not to discuss Trump’s campaign or make some sort of deal about lifting U.S.-imposed sanctions if Trump were elected.
Meanwhile, while that was going on, the press wasÂ doing its best to at least downplay the ongoing FBI investigation into Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, whose improper use of an unsecured email server during her tenure as Obama’s secretary of state Â led to her criminal mishandling of classified information.
Oh – andÂ Obama knew it, too, but lied about it. Press and Democrat ‘outrage’? Non-existent.
Pelosi’s BS excuse comes on the heels of another lying Democrat, Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri. She had to walk back comments she made earlier in a tweet, in which she claimed she’d never met Kislyak, either:
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
Except, sheÂ did. After being confronted with a pair of tweets from 2013 and 2015,Â in which she described a meeting and call with Kislyak, McCaskill triedÂ to hem and haw her way out of it.
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“The Russian ambassador never called me. The Russian ambassador has never asked for a meeting with me,” McCaskill told reporters, adding, “You cannot say that having a one-on-one meeting with the Russian ambassador was a common thing to occur.”
Interesting, since the issue isn’t frequency of meetings with the Russian ambassador, but whether they occurred and in what context.
When Sessions was asked during his confirmation hearing about Russian connections, they were in relation to a bogus “intelligence dossier” of completely fabricated allegations regarding President Donald J. TrumpÂ and ‘ties’ to Russia – not whether he’d ever had any meetings with Russian officials in his capacity as a U.S. senator.
Democrats lying isn’t the real storyÂ here because it is such a common occurrence.
No, the question that really ought to be asked is why no one in the Deep State – which is waging war against the Trump administration – wants the presidentÂ to be successful inÂ actually improving relations with Russia. Who stands to gain from continued agitation, and what?
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