Claire McCaskill

Senator McCaskill attacks Sessions over Russian meeting by lying about her own Russian meetings

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Senator McCaskill attacks Sessions over Russian meeting by lying about her own Russian meetings

Sen­a­tor Claire McCaskill of Mis­souri has a flare for the dra­matic. She’s risen on the Demo­c­ra­tic power charts by call­ing out Repub­li­cans every chance she gets. It’s no sur­prise that she would call out Attor­ney Gen­eral Jeff Ses­sions after it was revealed he met with the Russ­ian Ambas­sador dur­ing cam­paign sea­son last year.

https://twitter.com/clairecmc/status/837272862432104448

That’s a pretty pow­er­ful con­dem­na­tion of her for­mer peer in light of the recent rev­e­la­tions. The prob­lem is that it’s a com­plete and total lie. She DID have a call with a Russ­ian Ambas­sador in the past.

https://twitter.com/clairecmc/status/629258099942105088

Twit­ter has a long mem­ory. Granted, it was a group call and men­tion­ing the Russ­ian Ambas­sador within the group tech­ni­cally means she didn’t speak with him directly, right? We also should take into account that she didn’t actu­ally meet with the Ambas­sador. Phone calls are easy to for­get, espe­cially for a busy Senator.

Uh oh…

https://twitter.com/clairecmc/status/296640293229457409

No group call this time. No call at all, in fact. She actu­ally met with the Russ­ian Ambassador.

Here’s the prob­lem with left­ist hypocrisy (all hypocrisy, for that mat­ter, though it pre­dom­i­nantly spews forth from left­ists): The rhetoric can only sus­tain the nar­ra­tive for as long as the truth remains hid­den. Sen­a­tor McCaskill inserted her­self into a sit­u­a­tion and thought she was throw­ing stones. Instead, she was throw­ing a boomerang that came back to hit her.

The prob­lem here isn’t the dis­hon­esty. It isn’t the hypocrisy. It’s that main­stream media won’t say a thing about McCaskill’s lie. They’ll cover for her just as they tried to cover for Hillary and just as they cov­ered for Pres­i­dent Obama for eight years. This is the rea­son I write about pol­i­tics. The real hypocrisy comes from the sto­ry­tellers more so than the sub­jects of their stories.

Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri has a flare for the dramatic. She’s risen on the Democratic power charts by calling out Republicans every chance she gets. It’s no surprise that she would call out Attorney General Jeff Sessions after it was revealed he met with the Russian Ambassador during campaign season last year.

That’s a pretty powerful condemnation of her former peer in light of the recent revelations. The problem is that it’s a complete and total lie. She DID have a call with a Russian Ambassador in the past.

Twitter has a long memory. Granted, it was a group call and mentioning the Russian Ambassador within the group technically means she didn’t speak with him directly, right? We also should take into account that she didn’t actually meet with the Ambassador. Phone calls are easy to forget, especially for a busy Senator.

Uh oh…

No group call this time. No call at all, in fact. She actually met with the Russian Ambassador.

Here’s the problem with leftist hypocrisy (all hypocrisy, for that matter, though it predominantly spews forth from leftists): The rhetoric can only sustain the narrative for as long as the truth remains hidden. Senator McCaskill inserted herself into a situation and thought she was throwing stones. Instead, she was throwing a boomerang that came back to hit her.

The problem here isn’t the dishonesty. It isn’t the hypocrisy. It’s that mainstream media won’t say a thing about McCaskill’s lie. They’ll cover for her just as they tried to cover for Hillary and just as they covered for President Obama for eight years. This is the reason I write about politics. The real hypocrisy comes from the storytellers more so than the subjects of their stories.