New McCarthy ad praising Trump includes Russian stock footage

A new ad released by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyCalifornia sues Trump administration over fracking Trump: Impeachment timing intended to hurt Sanders Overnight Energy: Schumer votes against USMCA, citing climate impact | Republicans offer details on their environmental proposals | Microsoft aims to be carbon negative by 2030 MORE (R-Calif.) that praises President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump's newest Russia adviser, Andrew Peek, leaves post: report Hawley expects McConnell's final impeachment resolution to give White House defense ability to motion to dismiss Trump rips New York City sea wall: 'Costly, foolish' and 'environmentally unfriendly idea' MORE seemingly includes Russian stock footage.

McCarthy released the ad on Twitter defending the president amid the impeachment inquiry and as the 2020 election approaches. But one of the clips in the ad was discovered to be stock footage from Russia.

The clip showing a farmer walking through a cornfield was found on the website Pond5 and is credited to a user from Russia. 


Andrew Kaczynski, a reporter from CNN, first connected the footage to Russia sources. 

Kaczynski pointed out that another clip of a farmer within the ad was uploaded from a user in Israel. 

The Hill reached out to McCarthy’s office for comment. 

Trump has been criticized previously for his relationship with Russia and Russian President Vladimir PutinVladimir Vladimirovich PutinDOJ releases new tranche of Mueller witness documents Russia's shakeup has implications for Putin, Medvedev and the US The Hill's Morning Report - Dems to lay out impeachment case to senators next week MORE, especially after determinations that the Russian government interfered in the 2016 presidential election.