New Delhi [India], Mar. 3 (ANI): Posting a photo of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer with Russian President Vladimir Putin, U.S. President Donald Trump called Schumer a 'hypocrite' and suggested an immediate investigation against him.
"We should start an immediate investigation into @SenSchumer and his ties to Russia and Putin. A total hypocrite!," Trump tweeted on Friday along with the photograph in which Schumer and Putin can be seen smiling together.
Trump's backlash comes a day after Schumer called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign over reports that he met with the Russian ambassador during the presidential campaign.
The New York Democrat also asked if Trump knew about the meetings between Sessions and the Russian ambassador when he appointed him Attorney General, and said an investigation also needed to establish whether Sessions "disclosed these meetings during his FBI background checks".
US media reported on Wednesday night that Sessions met with the Russian ambassador to Washington Sergey Kislyak twice during the campaign period, despite giving evidence seemingly to the contrary, under oath, during his confirmation hearing in January. (ANI)