Adam Schiff sent his staff to try and collect 'classified materials for the FBI' after Russian pranksters told him Putin has NAKED blackmail pictures of Trump
The ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee was the victim of a prank phone call by Russian comedians who offered to give him 'compromising' dirt on Donald Trump – including nude photos of the president and a Russian reality show star.Precisely the same "crime" that Donald Trump Jr. is accused of in the infamous meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya.
DailyMail.com can disclose that after the prank, his staff engaged in correspondence with what they thought was a Ukrainian politician to try to obtain the 'classified' material promised on the call.
On an audio recording of the prank call posted online, Adam Schiff can be heard discussing the committee's Russia investigation and increasingly bizarre allegations about Trump with a man who claimed to be Andriy Parubiy, the chairman of the Ukrainian Parliament.
The call, made a year ago, was actually from two Russian comedians nicknamed 'Vovan' and 'Lexus' who have become notorious for their phony calls to high-ranking American officials and celebrities, including UN Ambassador Nikki Haley and Elton John.
FWIW, my younger brother the lawyer knew Adam Schiff a long time ago when they were both starting out, and played basketball with him. He's a little miffed at his old friend now.
Ace has a bunch of memeogate links:
Of Course: Adam Schiff and the Democrats Lard Up Their Rebuttal Memo with "Sources and Methods" Information, In Order to Force Trump to Redact It Or Deny Its Release, So They Can Claim "See?! He's Afraid of All Our Evidence"
AP: Congress' Insistence on Conducting Legal Oversight May "Cause" Intelligence Agencies to Stop Providing Congress with the Information They are Legally Required to Provide It With
Schiff Claims Russians Promoted Second Amendment, Get This, So Americans Would "Kill Each Other"
House Intel Committee Votes to Release Democrat's "Meme-o"
The Left's Memo Hysteria
GOP Rep McCaul Urges Release of Actual Classified Material That Formed Basis of FISA Memo
Carter Page: Court "Absolutely" Should Unseal FISA Warrant Transcripts
Red Meat from Paul Gosar: "Illegal Misconduct" by Comey, McCabe, Rosenstein and Yates is "Treason," Merits "Prosecution"
Levin: There's "No Way Obama Didn't Know" About His Administration's "Police State Tactics"
IBD/TIPP Poll: Most Think Obama Spied on Trump Campaign, Want Special Counsel
Media Propagandists Slam Devin Nunes But Can't Explain Why
Rush Limbaugh Interviews Devin Nunes
James Comey: Connecting the Dots
If You Love Law Enforcement, You Must Criticize FBI Corruption
Report: PDT's Lawyers Will Advise Against Sitting Down with Mueller Team