Democratic House Intelligence Committee ranking member Rep. Adam Schiff was pranked by a pair of Russian comedians shopping fake dirt on President Donald Trump.
The existence of the audiotape, broken by The Atlantic and presented below, proves Schiff’s hunger for anti-Trump material that he could use in his investigations.
Comedians Vovan and Lexus, posing as Ukrainian politicians, offered Schiff naked pictures of Trump, and spun a fable about Trump’s supposed interactions with Russian celebrities.
“Okay. And so Putin was made aware of the availability of the compromising material?” Schiff asked.
Schiff asked if information could be turned over to his committee and to the FBI that could corroborate the claims.
Schiff clearly fell for the subterfuge, pledging to “have my staff follow up to get spellings” of names and locations.
“Obviously we would welcome a chance to get copies of those recordings,” Schiff said.
“I’ll be in touch with the FBI about this,” Schiff added.