Did Palin Lie About Trade Missions With Russia

  1. Did Palin Lie About Trade Missions With Russia

    Did Palin lie about 'trade missions' with Russia?

    In a Thursday interview with Katie Couric, Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin cited "trade missions" with Russia as her one tangible piece of foreign policy experience.

    What trade missions?

    Research doesn't show a single Alaska-Russia trade mission since former Democratic governor Tony Knowles visited Siberia in 1997, when Palin was running Wasilla, according to Salon.com, and the Associated Press.

    When the reporter asked gubernatorial spokeswoman Kate Morgan about this issue, she refused to answer. Morgan claimed she couldn't legally discuss the matter because she is a state employee and the reporter had learned about the trade missions through the Couric interview, which stems from her bid for the Oval Office.

    Spokespeople for the McCain/Palin campaign did not respond to repeated requests for comment.

    Palin has never visited Russia and had never traveled outside of North America until last year, the Associated Press reported. The vice presidential candidate had never met a foreign leader until a trip to New York this week.

    The Raw Story | Did Palin lie about 'trade missions' with Russia?

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