March 2, 2017

Ripped From The Headlines: Three Pinnocchios For Lyin’ Claire’s “Twitter Flap”

Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) is in hot water this afternoon. Earlier today, McCaskill claimed that she’s never met with the Russian Ambassador. When photographic evidence appeared that McCaskill was not being truthful, she suffered a tremendous amount of negative coverage.

The Washington Post gave McCaskill Three Pinocchio’s, while Politico pointed out that McCaskill “drew jeers” when photographic evidence appeared:

“Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) on Thursday drew jeers from Republicans after claiming she had never met with the Russian ambassador while calling for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign — despite evidence of two prior encounters with the controversial envoy.”

See below for all the coverage McCaskill’s mistake is garnering:

Washington Post: Sen. McCaskill’s misfired tweet on contacts with Russian ambassador

Politico: McCaskill defends meeting Russian envoy amid Twitter flap

USA Today: Claire McCaskill accused of lying in attack on Jeff Sessions

CNN: McCaskill tweets mixed messages on meetings with Russian ambassador

Huffington Post: Claire McCaskill Criticizes Jeff Sessions For Meeting With Russian Ambassador, But She Did Too

Weekly Standard: McCaskill: ‘No Contradiction’ Over Russia Meeting Tweets

The Federalist: Did Sen. McCaskill Just Blatantly Lie About Meeting With Russia’s Ambassador?

Mediaite: Claire McCaskill Claims She’d Never Meet With Russian Ambassador, But Tweets Prove She Has

New York Daily News: Sessions-bashing Claire McCaskill claims she never spoke to Russian ambassador, but her own tweets say otherwise

KMOX: McCaskill: Did She Meet with Russian Ambassador or Not?

Daily Caller: Claire McCaskill Claims She Never Met Russia’s Ambassador, But Her Tweets Suggest Otherwise

Washington Examiner: Tweets suggest McCaskill met with Russian ambassador, despite denials