Friday, March 3, 2017

Russia's Foreign Minister Calls The Current Political Climate In The U.S. A Return To McCarthyism

RT: ‘Like McCarthyism’: Lavrov slams US ‘witch hunt-like’ scrutiny of Russian ambassador’s contacts

With Russian Ambassador to the USA Sergey Kislyak’s contacts with members of the Trump administration under scrutiny, Moscow won’t apply a tit-for-tat approach to US Ambassador to Russia John Tefft, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov promised.

Lavrov said the whole situation resembled the days of McCarthyism.

Kislyak recently found himself under the US media spotlight with reports of his communications, first with former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and then with Attorney-General Jeff Sessions.

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WNU Editor: Russian pundits on TV and radio are even more brutal in their comments .... they see a silent coup being instigated by the Democrats, their progressive allies, and anti-Trump Republicans to de-legitimise President Trump that would eventually lead to his impeachment. My take is more diplomatic .... this is bare-knuckle Washington politics where one side has not (and will not) accept President Trump as their President, and they are doing everything in their power to get rid of him. As to how this will impact U.S. - Russian relations .... I see it already .... U.S. - Russian diplomatic relations are now frozen, and this is very dangerous in view of the conflicts that are now occurring in Ukraine, the Middle East, and elsewhere. Diplomacy is the art where diplomats and officials meet to discuss issues that concerns their respective countries ... and where confidentiality and privacy are paramount. This has now been blown out of the water .... with demands from those who oppose President Trump to know who in his staff met Russian officials, what was discussed, the when and where these meetings occurred, and .... more importantly .... how President Trump can be tied to all of this.

More News On Russia's Foreign Minister Calling The Current Political Climate In The U.S. A Return To McCarthyism

Top diplomat slams allegations involving Russian ambassador to US as 'witch-hunt' -- TASS
Lavrov Compares Scandals Around Russia's US Envoy to Witch Hunt and McCarthyism -- Sputnik
Moscow blames anti-Russian hysteria for Sessions’s plight -- Washington Post
Russia says Trump contacts uproar "resembles a witch hunt" -- CBS/AP
Russia's Lavrov: U.S. scandal over Russian contacts 'a witch hunt': RIA -- Reuters
Russia's foreign minister calls scandal over alleged Trump ties a 'witch hunt' -- Politico
Top Kremlin diplomat calls US uproar over Russia ties a 'witch hunt' -- CNN
Russian foreign minister decries 'witch hunt,' echoing Trump -- The Hill
Lavrov calls uproar over US officials' Russia ties 'witch-hunt' -- IANS


Andrew Jackson said...

McCarthy was right!!!

James said...

Didn't think I'd live long enough to see a Russian FM to level a charge of McCarthyism.

B.Poster said...


I never thought I'd live to see this day either. Furthermore I never thought I'd live to see the day where the Russian positions are inherently reasonable ones while it is the American side that is taking unreasonable positions while all while making wild and reckless allegations.

D.Plowman said...

Well... I called it.

Only other day I left a comment on one of the posts here about how this is all a throwback to the McCarthy era.

James said...

You've hitting them on the head lately.

B.Poster said...

Yes indeed. Plowman did call this one correctly.

Anonymous said...

the analogy is not quite correct. And unless Russia wants to hurt President Trump more, they should just refrain from comment.