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Trump Mocks Schumer For Eating Donut With Putin 10 Years Ago

President Trump lashed out once more against Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, tweeting on Friday a decade-old picture of the New York senator munching on a Krispy Kreme donut with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The tweet came as controversy around the White House’s connections to Russia continues to grow, with reports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Senior Adviser Jared Kushner met with the Kremlin’s American ambassador during the election campaign. Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser, was forced to resign after it was revealed he also had met with the envoy, and then concealed those encounters from Vice President Mike Pence.

Schumer responded to the tweet by defending his meeting with Putin, which occurred in 2003 when the first Lukoil gas station opened in New York State, and urged the administration to be transparent as investigations continue into Russian interference in the American president election.

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