McCaskill Lie About Russian Ambassador Makes Factcheck.org’s “Whoppers Of 2017” List

By MRA staff|December 20th, 9:16pm
McCaskill Lie About Russian Ambassador Makes Factcheck.org’s “Whoppers Of 2017” List

Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) is ending 2017 with the distinct recognition from the nonpartisan FactCheck.org for one of the “year’s worst falsehoods and bogus claims.” In “Whoppers of 2017” list released today, the respected fact-checking website concludes that McCaskill’s claim that she never met with the Russian ambassador was an outright lie:

“Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat, criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions for failing to disclose that he met twice as a senator with the Russian ambassador during the campaign in 2016. Sessions said he did so as a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. In a statement and on Twitter, McCaskill falsely claimed that in her 10 years on the Senate Armed Services Committee she had ‘no call from, or meeting with, the Russian ambassador. Ever.’ She did.”