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New Smirnoff Ad Winks at Russian Meddling Probe, Trump

Pictured next to the bottle of Smirnoff is a Moscow mule, a cocktail made with vodka

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    New Smirnoff Ad Winks at Russian Meddling Probe, Trump
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    Smirnoff vodka has a new ad campaign that references the investigation into Russian interference in last year's U.S. presidential campaign.

    Pictures of bus stop and billboard ads have been posted to social media. The ad reads: "Made in America, but we'd be happy to talk about our ties to Russia under oath."

    Pictured next to the bottle of Smirnoff is a Moscow mule, a cocktail made with vodka.

    Former FBI Director James Comey testified under oath that he believes he was fired by President Donald Trump because of the Russia investigation, which Trump has called "a witch hunt."

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    A spokesperson for British company Diageo, which owns Smirnoff, says in a statement the ad is "a wink and a nod to current affairs." Smirnoff has been made in America for decades but its roots go back to Russia.