Smirnoff Vodka is now capitalizing on the ongoing investigation into President Trump’s ties to Russia in a brilliant new ad.
Reddit user beredditornot posted a photo of the ad to the site’s “pics” subreddit on Sunday, which showed a bottle of the company’s product that read, “MADE IN AMERICA — BUT WE’D BE HAPPY TO TALK ABOUT OUR TIES TO RUSSIA UNDER OATH.” The post quickly went viral, surging to the site’s front page in a matter of hours.
The ongoing Trump-Russia investigation has recently ensnared Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who is expected to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday. Sessions will be expected to testify about questions raised during the testimony of former FBI Director James Comey, who suggested his former employer had “problematic” knowledge of Sessions in relation to the Trump-Russia investigation, though he did not give further clarification in the public hearing.
During his initial confirmation hearings for the Attorney General position in January, Sessions lied under oath when questioned by Senator Al Franken abut his past conversations with Russian officials — namely Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Comey also suggested that Sessions didn’t disclose a third meeting with Kisylak while serving as a Trump surrogate on the campaign trail, though Sessions’ Department of Justice insists Comey’s accusations are false.
President Trump may also be testifying before the committee in the near future, given his “100 percent” willingness to give testimony when asked by ABC reporter Jon Karl in a Rose Garden Press Conference with the President of Romania last week.
Jamie Green is a contributor to the Resistance Report covering the Trump administration, and lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.