A Democrat Senator who claimed she never met with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak actually attended a black tie event at his residence, it has been revealed.
Claire McCaskill, the Senator from Missouri, tweeted in March: 'I've been on the Armed Services Com for 10 years. No call or meeting w/Russian ambassador. Ever.'
But CNN has now revealed that in November 2015 she attended an evening at his Washington residence to honor Democratic Rep. James Symington, who is from her state and worked to further US-Russian relations.
McCaskill admitted attending the event after CNN obtained a photograph of her there, but said she never spoke with Kislyak.
Instead she was there to pay her respects to Symington, who she said 'kind of got me started in politics.'