Top Dem and Secret Foundation Have Close Ties With Russian Ambassador

  • 06/29/2017
  • Source: AAN
  • by: Remington Strelivo
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) used money from her secret foundation to pay for a black-tie dinner at the home of the Russian ambassador—a man she claims to have never met.

McCaskill not only attended the black-tie dinner, but also gave a $873 donation to the American-Russian Cultural Cooperation Foundation, a charity where Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador, serves as honorary chairman.

The money came from the Shepard Family Foundation—McCaskill’s husband’s name is Joseph Shepard—which McCaskill and her husband set up in 2013. However, McCaskill failed to disclose in filings to the Senate ethics committee that she was tied to the foundation—and didn’t correct the record until earlier this month, when she tried to distance herself from controversial investments that she said were controlled by the foundation rather than herself.

McCaskill infamously claimed, when Attorney General Jeff Sessions was being attacked for meeting with Kislyak as a Senator, that she had never had a “call or meeting” with the Russian ambassador.

It didn’t take long for internet sleuths to catch her in a lie. They drudged up a 2015 tweet from McCaskill’s official account that mentions that she was preparing for a call with Kislyak to discuss the Iran deal, and a 2013 tweet where McCaskill described meeting with Kislyak to discuss Russia’s decision to end US adoptions.

And now, she had apparently even been to Kislyak’s Washington, DC, home for a black-tie event—paid for with with funds from a foundation that she pretended didn’t exist.
 Source: AAN
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