President Trump was back on Twitter Sunday with a jab at Democrats and the hysteria over the Trump campaign’s relations with Russia:
Who was it that secretly said to Russian President, “Tell Vladimir that after the election I’ll have more flexibility?” @foxandfriends
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 5, 2017
He was referring to Barrack Obama’s statement to Dmitry Medvedev back in 2012 as he was running for re-election.
It’s just another observation of the “do as I say, not as I do” mode in which the Democrats operate.
The Washington Times published a piece yesterday highlighting certain Democrat leaders’ sanctimonious outrage over Jeff Sessions’ meeting with the Russian ambassador – only to see him turn up in pictures alongside Democrats as well.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi insisted Sunday her situation was “completely different” after she was called on a 2010 photo showing her at a dinner with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, despite her earlier insistence that she had never met with him.
“We were meeting with the president of Russia. He brought an entourage in with him. He was the one who was doing the talking,” Mrs. Pelosi said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“The question was, ‘Have you met with him?’ No, I haven’t met with him, I met with the president of Russia. Who else is in his entourage, who knows? Presidents, heads of states come in, they bring their party, they barely even introduce them,” Mrs. Pelosi said. “This is completely, completely different.”
I guess as long as Nancy says it’s different, we should just believe her? But, we shouldn’t be gullible enough to believe Jeff Sessions? Is that right Nancy?
But, it wasn’t just Mrs. Pelosi who had a little truth trouble.
Also coming under fire was Sen. Clarie McCaskill, Missouri Democrat, who said last week she had never met with the Russian ambassador.
“I’ve been on the Senate Armed Services Committee for 10 years, and in that time, have had no call from, or meeting with, the Russian ambassador. Ever. That’s because ambassadors call members of Foreign Relations Committee,” Ms. McCaskill said in a Thursday statement. “Attorney General Sessions should resign.”
Within hours, however, sharp-eyed Twitter users had produced tweets from her about a 2013 meeting with the Russian ambassador and a 2015 phone call.
“Looks like McCaskill is having trouble with the truth today,” Katie Martin, National Republican Senatorial Committee spokeswoman, told ABC News.
So, yes – it is agreed that the way Mr. Sessions responded to the question during the confirmation hearing was a bit iffy. But, the number of Democrats who also found themselves ‘forgetting’ that they ever met the Russian ambassador reminds us that memory lapses do occur.