Donald Trump Tweets Photo of ‘Hypocrite’ Chuck Schumer & Vladimir Putin in 2003

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Chuck Schumer and Vladimir Putin in 2003. (Getty)

In response to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s call for an independent and nonpartisan investigation into the Donald Trump Administration’s possible ties to the Russian government, the president has called for an investigation into Schumer’s own relationship with Russia. Trump tweeted out an old photo of Schumer eating a doughnut with Russian President Vladimir Putin from 2003 after it began circulating on conservative websites.

In his tweet, the president called Schumer a “total hypocrite.”

Schumer then quickly responded, saying that he would happily talk about his contact with Putin under oath.

The photo has been posted on other conservative sites. It appeared on The Truth Division, Drudge Report and The Gateway Pundit. Trump staffer Dan Scavino also tweeted it directly at Schumer.

The photo originates from September 2003, when Putin visited New York to celebrate the first Lukoil gas station opening in the U.S. after it bought Getty Petroleum in 2000 and began re-branding Getty stations. According to press reports at the time, Putin did not make any public remarks and was only at the gas station convenient store for 10 minutes. That was long enough for Schumer to give Putin a Krispy Kreme doughnut. Lukoil President Vagit Alekperov was also at the meeting.

“When I showed the president of Russia a Krispy Kreme doughnut and he ate it and said it was good, that was one of the more surreal moments I’ve had in politics,” Schumer said at the time.

After Putin left the scene, Schumer told reporters that it was good for the U.S. to have a gas station owned by a company based in a non-OPEC country. “The more competition there is in oil, particularly against OPEC, the better New York will do and the better America will do,” Schumer said.

Schumer also wrote a 2008 Wall Street Journal op-ed, in which he said Russia needed to take a big role in talks with Iran during the George W. Bush administration.

The back-and-forth between the president and Schumer came just a day after Attorney General Jeff Sessions agreed to recuse himself from any potential investigation into Russian ties with the Trump campaign and the election, if one was to happen.

Sessions was criticized for not telling the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearings that he met with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak twice in 2016, before the election. The White House also confirmed to the New York Times that Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner and Michael Flynn met with the ambassador in a Trump Tower meeting. Flynn was Trump’s first National Security Adviser, but resigned after it was reported that he lied to Vice President Mike Pence about his communication with Kislyak before the inauguration.

During his press conference on March 2, Schumer argued that it wasn’t enough for Sessions to just recuse himself. Schumer said Sessions should resign from his post as attorney general. He called on the Trump administration to agree on the creation of an independent counsel to investigate.

Following Trump’s tweet directed at Schumer, the president tweeted again, suggesting that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi be investigated because she once met Kislyak.

Pelosi later replied:

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up yours

I see, Chuck Schumer eating a Krispy Kreme ; and Putin with an empty cup of coffee. Who is paying for all of this, he said, she said ,which hunt ?
The Democrats ? No !
Joe blow taxpayer, that’s paying for these hearings ! How much is this costing us ?
I am being harmed as a taxpayer ,by frivolous inquiries that are amounting to nothing. THE ONLY ! Outcome I see ,is the Democrats are holding up confirmation hearings and delaying the process and the progress of our country.
We know Chuck Schumer used the IRS to go after Obama’s critics ! another waste of taxpayers dollars which is called misappropriation of state and federal funding . Now we see the Democrats refusal to move forward, they are now once again misappropriating state and local tax dollars for this so-called Witch Hunt !!! Bring some evidence or forget it !! Not some trickery of fake news BS !
Used by senator Al Franken ,with the head of our justice department Jeff Sessions . Who was responsible for the debt we are in ? The Democrats are responsible and a few Shifty Republicans.
Or maybe the U.S. citizen should band together and file a class action lawsuit against all those who delay the recovery of United States. If the Democrats, are so concerned about our well-being how come the Joe Blow American citizen does not have the same Health Care as these Senators , congressmen ; and public officials ?
They have full Medical, full Denta,l full Eye care ; and the rest of Joe blow citizen have to deal with this illegal Obamacare that harms the Joe Blow citizen !!
The longer these Democrats delay the bigger the debt grows, if they are still concerned let’s get this done. If they are so concerned give us the health care they have. So all of our children can have straight white shiny teeth, so all of our children can go to the doctor without having a referral ! after a referral !
after a referral ! And nothing gets done ! But to waste more taxpayers money with this so-called referral service called Obamacare.
Shit or get off the pot !
Quit wasting our money !

IHN

Are you sure that Donny doesn’t waste taxpayers money? lol

Anonymous

What did the change of perfectly good curtains in the Oval office for Donny cost, all so he could have gold curtains.

BTW, stick to the subject instead of going off on some crazy rant.

Chas Holman

If Mister Schumer had testified before Congress that he had had no contact with Putin, in order to obtain the
highest legal position in the land, then I’d be right on board….

Once again Mr Trump doesn’t allow the Democrats to possibly sound a little nutty, as he has to go full bore and bury the rest of the nuts by proving who is the king nut of them all. His political instincts suck.

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