**By Peter J. Lee, contributing blogger to MRCTV
The Democrats’ full court press against Attorney General Jeff Sessions over his discussions with the Russian ambassador last year is hitting a few roadblocks.
Sessions has recently been accused of speaking with the Russian ambassador twice during President Donald Trump's campaign last year. Sessions defended this record, saying he only spoke with the ambassador in his capacity as a then-member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Earlier this morning on Twitter, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) touted her 10 years’ worth of experience on the Senate Armed Services Committee, and claimed that calls or meetings with the Russian ambassador never occurred.
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
Unfortunately for Sen. McCaskill, her very own tweets from recent years forcefully contradicted her claim. In 2013, McCaskill tweeted that she was headed “Off to meeting w/Russian Ambassador” to discuss U.S.-Russia adoptions policy.
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
Two years later, on August 6, 2015, Sen. McCaskill tweeted her agenda for the day, which included “calls with British, Russian, and German Ambassadors” to discuss the Iran deal.
Today calls with British, Russian, and German Ambassadors re: Iran deal. #doingmyhomework— Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) August 6, 2015
That's twice that McCaskill tweeted regarding upcoming calls with the Russian ambassador. It would be wise on McCaskill's part to be a little more thorough in her fact-checking, especially when it involves her own previous statements.
* Peter J. Lee is the Email Marketing Manager at the Media Research Center and a contributing blogger to MRCTV.