Senate Democrat said she never met with a Russian ambassador — then people saw her old tweets

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., ranking member on the Senate subcommittee on Investigations, asks a question on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 23, 2016, during the subcommittee's hearing to review billing and customer service practices in the cable and satellite television industry. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently came under fire when it was discovered that he had two undisclosed meetings with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the 2016 campaign.

Congressional Republicans have called for Sessions’ recusal, but Democrats have called for his resignation.

In fact, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) criticized Sessions’ actions by saying she would never meet with a Russian ambassador.

“I’ve been on the Armed Services [Committee] for 10 years. No call or meeting [with] Russian ambassador. Ever,” she tweeted.

RELATED: Washington Democrats make it clear what they want to happen to Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Unfortunately for McCaskill, her own Twitter history showed that she had met with and called a Russian ambassador — twice.

Twitter users were quick to point out the discrepancy:

McCaskill responded to her Twitter history with the following:

“[Four] years ago went to meeting of many Senators about international adoptions. Russian [Ambassador] also attended,” she justified.

RELATED: Attorney General Jeff Sessions says that he is prepared to take the next step in the midst of his Russia controversy

Sessions revealed on Thursday morning that he was prepared to recuse himself if necessary. Similar actions lead to the early resignation of former National Security adviser Michael Flynn.


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