The media and liberal Members of Congress are absolutely incensed after learning that a Republican leader once met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in New York City… including calls for his immediate resignation.

Just kidding. It was actually Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) who met with Putin, and nobody in the media is even vaguely outraged.

Schumer has parroted the official talking points of his party, railing against the Trump administration for being “far too close to Russia” and calling for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign.

He added, “Both parties ought to be united in standing up to Russian interference in our elections.”

Curious then, to find this image of him sharing a doughnut and a smile with the Russian president:

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Via NTK Network:

In 2003, Schumer welcomed Putin to New York City as Russian oil company Lukoil opened a gas station in Manhattan.

The AP photo shows Putin and Schumer smiling, with coffee and Krispy Kreme doughnuts. The caption reads:

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, enjoys a Krispy Kreme doughnut and coffee with Senator Charles Schumer from New York as Putin visits the first New York gas station of the Russian company Lukoil, Friday.

Schumer also said that day:

“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.”

In a 2003 New York Post article, Schumer bragged of the new alliance to combat oil prices. Here is a New York Times report on Putin’s visit. Here is a press release from Lukoil. And here are some more photos from the event.

“If Lukoil is successful and Russia is successful, then the price of oil will come down,” he said.

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chuck schumer putin

chuck schumer putin

Can you imagine a Trump administration official right now being caught sharing a doughnut and talking about the success of Russia?

Since Schumer thinks AG Sessions should resign, he should go first.

Read more at the Political Insider