President Donald Trump took a shot at Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. via Twitter on Friday, taunting the senator with a photograph showing his Russian connections. The tweet was clearly in response to the unending accusations from the media and Democrat politicians about Trump and his campaign’s alleged Russian ties.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 3, 2017
Trump shared a 2003 photo that showed Schumer and Russian President Vladimir Putin eating doughnuts during Putin’s trip to New York City. The photo had been appearing on various websites Thursday and Friday and was the lead photo on the Drudge Report Friday.
Schumer, no stranger to the rough-and-tumble of New York City politics, was not long in sending his reply.
Happily talk re: my contact w Mr. Putin & his associates, took place in ’03 in full view of press & public under oath. Would you &your team? https://t.co/yXgw3U8tmQ
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) March 3, 2017
Schumer has called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign over failing to mention during his confirmation hearing the meetings Sessions had with Russia’s ambassador to the United States.
In a series of tweets Thursday night, Trump defended Sessions as “an honest man” and called the Democrats’ attacks on Sessions “a total witch hunt!”
Commentators have also found the attacks on Sessions and the Democrat’s obsessions with Russia to be nothing more than politics.
“It’s pretty strange that liberals all of a sudden are playing this Russia card. Basically, it’s just a way for them to make an excuse for Hillary’s embarrassing defeat,” wrote Andrew Mark Miller on Young Conservatives.
Miller noted that Sessions was being needlessly attacked
“Chuck Schumer had the audacity to come out and call for Jeff Sessions’ resignation even though it’s clear to any rational observer that Sessions didn’t do anything wrong. There is definitely some hypocrisy at play here too,” he wrote, citing the 2003 image of Schumer and Putin.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, called the controversy a “nothing burger.”
“I think what we’re seeing is a lot of political theater,” Cruz said Thursday on MSNBC’s Morning Joe.
“So the notion that there was something somehow wrong with a senior senator on the Armed Services Committee meeting with foreign ambassador, I think that’s a nothing burger,” he added. “That’s part of the job.”
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