Just Who is Mr Kislyak? Witch Hunt Propels Russian Envoy to Stardom

© AFP 2022 / Brendan SMIALOWSKI This file photo taken on February 28, 2017 shows Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak (C)as he arrives before US President Donald Trump addresses a joint session of the US Congress in Washington, DC.
This file photo taken on February 28, 2017 shows Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak (C)as he arrives before US President Donald Trump addresses a joint session of the US Congress in Washington, DC. - Sputnik International
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As US media and lawmakers continue to valiantly ferret out members of the Trump administration who may or may not have had contacts with Russian Diplomats, the popularity of Russia’s ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak continues to soar.

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Earlier in February, US National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigned amid media questioning over his alleged ties to Kislyak, with whom he has allegedly discussed anti-Russian sanctions.

The next victim of what US President Donald Trump has already declared a “total witch hunt” became Attorney General Jeff Sessions who was accused of lying about his contacts with Russia's ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak during his confirmation hearing. These accusations forced Sessions to remove himself from any current or future investigations related to Donald Trump's election campaign and Russia's alleged involvement.

To its credit, the American public took this wave of accusations with a grain of salt. And while some US media agencies now set their eyes on Trump’s senior advisor Jared Kushner and former campaign adviser Carter Page, social media users instead turn their attention towards ‘the man of the hour’ – Russian ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak.

Some netizens openly joked about this whole situation.

I had to. Don't know the provenance however whoever you are, thank you. X, sj

Публикация от SJP (@sarahjessicaparker) Мар 2 2017 в 1:44 PST

 

Others snidely remarked that Kislyak met with members of the Democratic Party as well.

Meanwhile, some people quietly wondered why Kislyak had apparently met with everybody but them.

And, obviously, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova also couldn’t ignore this trend and put her two cents in.

"As I arrived at the Foreign Ministry I ran into US ambassador John Tefft. ‘You’re putting yourself in danger; what would happen if CNN were to learn about your contacts with Russian diplomats,’ I said while wishing him a good morning," Zakharova wrote on her Facebook page.

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