Russian Ambassador Getting Chilly Reception On Capitol Hill

The Daily Caller | 3/5/2015 | Staff
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Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Anatoly Antonov has met with just three members of Congress since arriving in Washington last fall, Politico reports.

His only confirmed meetings have been with three Republican senators, Wisconsin’s Ron Johnson, Tennessee’s Bob Corker and Utah’s Orrin Hatch.

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As a congressional aide told Politico, “After what happened to [Attorney General] Jeff Sessions, no member wants to be in the press for meeting with the Russian ambassador.” Sessions has been questioned by congressional committees about his meetings with Antonov.

Notwithstanding the cold shoulder, Antanov has engaged in a charm offensive: throwing parties, giving speeches, hosting podcasts and even lowering the Russian flag and the embassy compound after the Parkland, Florida school shootings.

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