Turns out that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff once told a Ukrainian politician that he would be more than happy to accept damaging anti-Trump information. However, that Ukrainian politician was really a Russian radio host and it was a prank call.
Representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL) found the prank call from nearly two-years ago and tweeted out a clip from the originally 8-minute long call. Rep. Gaetz calls Schiff a hypocrite in his tweet, as Rep. Schiff is at the front and center of the Ukraine call controversy and salivating over the prospect of an impeachment of President Trump.
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) September 29, 2019
In the call, “Russian shock-jocks were posing as Andriy Parubiy, the former speaker of Ukraine’s Parliament” reported Fox News. In the call, Schiff said that he would be willing to accept dirt on Trump from the Ukrainian.
“So, you have recordings of both [Russian journalist Ksenia] Sobchak and [Russian model and singer Olga] Buzova where they’re discussing the compromising material on Mr. Trump?” Schiff is heard asking.
“Absolutely,” one of the pranksters responded.
“Well obviously we would welcome a chance to get copies of those recordings,” Schiff said later in the call after he and the fake “Parubiy” go on to discuss more details of the bogus allegations.
The Russian radio hosts, Vladimir “Vovan” Kuznetzov and Alexey “Lexus” Stolyarov, who have close ties to the Kremlin, told Schiff that the Kremlin had naked photos of Trump and that “Parubiy” could provide audio of Sobchak and Buzova discussing the photos. They also told Schiff that former Trump national security advisor Michael Flynn had met with another Russian to talk about how to prevent the photos from going public.
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