Moments ago an increasingly frustrated President Trump took direct aim at the faux outrage of Senator Chuck Schumer who has relentlessly hammered his administration on alleged ties to Russia and an "election hacking" scandal that Trump has repeatedly dismissed as "fake news." Tweeting out a picture of "fake tears" Schumer with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Trump called for an immediate investigation.
"We should start an immediate investigation into @SenSchumer and his ties to Russia and Putin. A total hypocrite!"
According to Gateway Pundit, the photo of Schumer and Putin was originally published by the Associated Press in 2003 and shows the pair smiling, with coffee and Krispy Kreme doughnuts. The caption read:
"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 later is said to have described his day with Putin "one of the more surreal moments I’ve had in politics.”
In any event, moments after the tweet, Schumer responded with a tweet of his own:
"Happily talk re: my contact w Mr. Putin & his associates, took place in '03 in full view of press & public under oath. Would you &your team?"
Happily talk re: my contact w Mr. Putin & his associates, took place in '03 in full view of press & public under oath. Would you &your team? https://t.co/yXgw3U8tmQ— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) March 3, 2017
Unlike with General Flynn, it seem that Trump is willing to take the gloves off in the fight to defend Sessions, although getting Trump excited and angry may be just what the Democrats want.