Several hours later, Trump tweeted the same picture saying Schumer's ties to Putin should be investigated and called the senator a "total hypocrite".
Putin also came to New York City a few days before where he visited a West Side Manhattan gas station, which is where the photo of Schumer and Putin was snapped.
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"The president himself knows what his involvement was, and that's zero, and I think he is the you know primary person that he's be held responsible and he had no interaction", Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah H. Sanders said. Gen. Mike Flynn resigned as national security adviser after it was revealed he had contact with Russian officials during the transition period and misled Vice President Mike Pence on the nature of those conversations.
In a series of tweets this afternoon, President Donald Trump repeatedly misspelled the word hereby while alleging that the U.S. House minority leader has "close ties" to Russian Federation.
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The image displayed a moment of hospitality during Putin's 2003 visit to NY, where he commemorated the opening of a Russian company's gas station.
Mr. Trump tweeted a demand for an investigation of Sen. Trump, 70, a former Democrat, has reportedly donated around $9,000 to the senator over the years and claimed: "I was close to Schumer in many ways". "We must evaluate the scope of Russia's interference in our election", Schumer tweeted.
In addition to the Russian Federation news, it was revealed that Sessions used his own campaign travel account for his trip to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, according to The Wall Street Journal - which is where he spoke to Kislyak.
Given that meeting with Russians is now an offense so egregious that it warrants resignation, Nancy Pelosi better tender her resignation for meeting with then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in 2010.
The origin of the Schumer-Putin photo, in which both men appear to be blithely enjoying one another's company, is not controversial.