Earlier this week, CNN revealed that Senator McCaskill outright lied on Twitter about never interacting with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, despite the fact she wined and dined at Kislyak’s residence.
Now, in an even more disturbing twist, details have surfaced revealing McCaskill used a secret personal foundation to pay for the dinner she attended at the Ambassador’s residence.
In addition to attending the dinner, McCaskill paid $873 to the American-Russian Cultural Cooperation Foundation, where the Russian Ambassador serves on its board of directors as honorary chairman.
McCaskill made that donation through the Shepard Foundation, a family foundation she started with her husband in 2013. This Foundation has been associated with several eyebrow raising activities, including investing in at least one opioid manufacturer and donating to Planned Parenthood. What’s even more questionable is that the Foundation’s activity was shrouded in secrecy until about three weeks ago, when she finally disclosed her role in the Foundation to the Senate Ethics Committee in an unsuccessful attempt to distance herself from her investments.
“Claire McCaskill’s web of lies and hypocrisy keeps growing,” said Austin Stukins, Executive Director of the Missouri Republican Party. “While McCaskill joined the hysteria of the Left, trying to link the President’s Administration to Russia, she was hiding her own connections to Russia, the Russian Ambassador and the donation she made for an event at his home. McCaskill has proven herself unreliable, and Missourians deserve better than someone who can’t be trusted.”