Nancy Pelosi, Democratic House Minority Leader from California, denied Friday morning that she had ever met with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
Her statement wasn’t true, and President Donald Trump is not letting the opportunity slip by without reminding her of it.
He posted a dated photo that has come out, clearing showing Pelosi sitting at the table directly across from “this” Russian ambassador.
I hereby demand a second investigation, after Schumer, of Pelosi for her close ties to Russia, and lying about it. https://t.co/qCDljfF3wN
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 3, 2017
Pelosi fired back, claiming hers was just an official meeting photographed by the press, and insisting that Jeff Sessions lied under oath.
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) March 3, 2017
Pelosi again called for Sessions’ resignation or removal from office.
We are far past recusal. Jeff #Sessions lied under oath. Anything less than resignation or removal from office is unacceptable.
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) March 2, 2017
After the photo came out to prove her denial wrong, Pelosi’s spokesman, Drew Hammill, said what Pelosi meant was that she had never had a private meeting with him.
“Leader Pelosi’s answer to the question today was clearly about private, one-on-one meetings, which she has never had with Ambassador Kislyak,” Hammill said. “The Ambassador was incidental to the 2010 meeting between then-Russian President Medvedev and then-Speaker Pelosi. Clearly, one needs to remind Politico that Attorney General Sessions lied under oath about a secret meeting amidst Russia’s hacking of our election, which he also didn’t disclose in a written questionnaire.”
Below is the video where Nancy Pelosi said Friday that she had not met with “this” Russian ambassador… when in fact, she had.
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