By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
This is just too ironic… in fact, it’s hilarious. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee and all around Russian useful idiot, 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… more of a porn star probably. Of course, Schiff fell for it hook, line and ushanka. Way to get punked by the Russians dude.
After Schiff fell for the bait, his staff engaged in correspondence with what they thought was a Ukrainian politician to try to obtain the ‘classified’ material promised on the call. Wow, that’s impressively stupid and desperate. An audio of the prank call was posted online. 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. Who falls for something like this? Does Schiff really think he’s so important that the chairman of the Ukranian Parliament would call him on this? What a joke. I guarantee if they were going to contact someone on something like this, it would not be Schiff.
The was made a year ago. Two Russian comedians nicknamed ‘Vovan’ and ‘Lexus’, who have spoofed other Democrats, were the pranksters here. They are famous for making phony phone calls to high-ranking American officials and celebrities, including UN Ambassador Nikki Haley and Elton John. Juvenile… yep. Telling… even more, yep. This was first dug up by The Atlantic, but they didn’t disclose how Schiff’s staff member went about pursuing the information after the call. Schiff’s office said the congressman suspected the call was ‘bogus’ from the beginning and reported it to authorities afterward. Really? Because it sure doesn’t look that way. In a recording of the eight-minute conversation, Schiff seemed to take the call seriously – or at least played along convincingly – and emails from the Democrat’s staff to the fake politician afterwards said he had found it ‘productive’. Oh, I bet.
There are emails and I have included copies here. Schiff is sooo desperate to connect Trump to the Russians, he’s dealing with the Russians. Savor the schadenfreude here. There’s literally nothing the man wouldn’t say or do to take down President Trump. As Red State points out, “If what you saw at Trump Tower was collusion with Russia to gain an edge in an election, what you see here is collusion with Ukraine to bring about impeachment.” And Hillary Clinton and the DNC paying for the Russian dossier and dealing with the Russians to take down Trump was collusion as well. Don’t even get me started on Uranium One and Skulkovo.
The comedians posted the video of the call online with the caption: “Democratic Senator Adam Schiff believed Russian prankers Lexus and Vovan that Ukrainian intelligence has confirmation that Russian ‘scouts’ Ksenia Sobchak, Olga Buzova and Arkady Ukupnik collected dirt on US President Donald Trump.”
Here is the transcript of the prank call:
Adam Schiff: Hi, how are you?
Caller: Hello Mr. Schiff, thank you for your time.
Schiff: Thank you, Chairman. I appreciate the opportunity to speak to you.
Caller: I know that you work for investigation regarding Trump and Russian government.
Caller: We have some important information about it.
Schiff: And that is documented as well in materials you want to provide to us?
Caller: Yes. Could I explain you where we are?
Schiff: Yes of course. But again, I would caution that our Russian friends may be listening to the conversation so I wouldn’t share anything over the phone that you wouldn’t want them to hear.
Caller: No, I don’t think that will impact on our investigation.
Schiff: Yes. Please, go ahead then.
Caller: In November 2013, Mr. Trump visited Moscow, it was competition Miss Universe. There he met with Russian journalist and celebrity Ksenia Sobchak.
Schiff: I’m sorry, can you explain that again? While he was in Moscow in November 2013 he met with a journalist?
Caller: Well, she’s poor journalist. But anyway, she became famous because Putin is her godfather.
Schiff: Okay. Putin godfather, okay.
Caller: She also known as the person who provide support for oligarchs. She met with Trump and she brought him one of Russian girl celebrities, Olga Buzova, who’s also known as person who’s [unintelligible].
Schiff: Okay, and how do you spell her name?
Caller: Olga Buzova.
Schiff: So Olga Buzova is a friend of the reporter?
Caller: Yes, she’s a friend of reporter and I think a special agent of Russia Secret Service Ksenia Sobchak.
Schiff: That Sobchak is or Olga is?
Caller: No, Sobchak is [unintelligible]
Schiff: Okay. So Buzova met with Trump in New York at some point after the 2013 Miss Universe.
Caller: Yes, absolutely. And she got compromising materials on Trump after their short relations.
Schiff: Okay. And what’s the nature of the Kompromat?
Caller: Well, there were pictures of naked Trump.
Schiff: Okay. And so Putin was made aware of the availability of the comprising material?
Caller: Yes, of course. Buzova shared those materials with Sobchak and Sobchak shared those materials with Putin, because she’s the goddaughter of Putin. And Putin decided to press Trump.
Schiff: And the materials you could provide to the committee or to the FBI, would they corroborate this allegation?
Caller: Sure, of course. When they were in Ukraine we got their conversation by the phone where they are discussing those compromising materials. We are ready to provide it.
Schiff: So you have recordings of both Sobchak and Buzova where they are discussing the compromising material on Trump?
Caller: Absolutely, and we also know who was a mediator between Trump and Russian government who met with ex-advisor of Trump, Mr. Flynn. It was Russian singer, very famous singer, Arkadiy Ukupnik, who met with Mr. Flynn on Brighton Beach in Brooklyn in special Russian café Langeron.
Schiff: What’s that again?
Caller: Yes, it’s on Brighton Beach. It’s a Russian district in Brooklyn.
Schiff: And do you know what was discussed?
Caller: They discussed many things. But the most interesting thing is they used a special password for their meetings. When they met each other they said ‘The weather is good on Deribasivska.’
Schiff: The weather is good in – where?
Caller: ‘The weather is good on Deribasivska.’ That is the name of a street in Odessa. Did you hear?
Schiff: Yes, I did. So it’s a street in Odessa?
Schiff: And the code word is ‘Weather is good on ‘Zerabasta’?’
Caller: Deribasivskaya. Deribasivskaya.
Schiff: Okay. And I’ll have my staff call up to get spellings and more details on this.
Caller: The next part of their password was, ‘It rains again on Brighton Beach.’
Schiff: ‘It rains again on Brighton Beach.’
Caller: Yes. On that meeting, Ukupnik told Flynn that all those compromising materials will never be released if Trump will cancel all the Russian sanctions.
Schiff: Okay. Well obviously we would welcome the chance to get copies of those recordings. So we will try to work with the FBI to figure out along with your staff how we can obtain copies of those.
Caller: Of course we will provide you all our copies of all our materials. But I also would like to let you know that Sobchak and Buzova will pretty soon visit our country and we could arrest them and deliver them to your embassy and we also could extradite them to your country and you can put them to your special jail Guantanamo.
Schiff: Well, I’ll be in touch with the FBI about this. And we’ll make arrangements with your staff. I think it probably would be best to provide these materials both to our committee and to the FBI. So we’ll make arrangements between my staff and yours on how to facilitate that. And we’ll also obviously let the FBI know about Buzova and Sobchak’s plans to travel to Ukraine.
Caller: I also advise you to check all Sobchak’s visits in the West because she was in the West very often and suggest you check what she did there actually. And I also would like to look at Russian café on Brighton Beach Langeron and especially on head of Russian Mafia Uncle Mischa.
Schiff: Uncle Mischa? In Brighton Beach?
Caller: Yes, he’s the head of Russian mafia. And he’s located on that restaurant on Brighton Beach.
Caller: I just want to advise you just to look at them, please.
Rep. Schiff: Alrighty. This was very helpful, I appreciate it. Anything else you wanted to add today?
Caller: Well I hope that my information will be useful for you and your committee. And I also would like to advise you when you or your colleagues will meet with Mr Trump I advise you to tell him first part of the password, ‘The weather is good on Deribasivska,’ and look at how his face will change color.
Schiff: And so those passwords were used with Mr. Trump?
Caller: Yes, of course.
Rep. Schiff: Okay. Well thank you very much. We will be back in touch with you through our staff to make arrangements to obtain these materials for our committee and the FBI. I appreciate you reaching out to us.
Caller: Well let’s be in touch and wait for your response from FBI.
Schiff: Excellent. I’ll have them follow up as soon as possible, and I thank you again. Goodbye.
Bet you thought that was it, huh? Not quite. It turns out that Schiff also appeared on Russia propaganda outlet Russia Today (now RT) in 2013. In his appearance, he called for more “transparency” in the FISA courts so that the “American people can understand what is being done in their name and in the name of national security.” The irony just doesn’t stop here. Schiff’s hypocritical comments from less than five years ago are the exact opposite of his fiery rhetoric in recent days, where the left-wing stooge claimed the memo’s release “damaged national security” and made US citizens less likely to report terrorists to the FBI.
Now, Schiff has totally changed his tune. “We know a lot about the Russian operation, about the way they amplified the damage their hacking and dumping of stolen documents was causing through the use of slick propaganda like RT, the Kremlin’s media arm,” Schiff said during a congressional hearing on March 20. “Donald Trump appoints one of his high profile surrogates, Michael Flynn, to be his national security adviser. Michael Flynn has been paid by the Kremlin’s propaganda outfit, RT, in the past, as well as another Russian entity,” Schiff said at the same hearing. But it was just hunky dory for Schiff to appear on RT in 2013.
Schiff’s RT interview was on July 31, 2013. It came right after former NSA contractor Edward Snowden’s massive leak of classified information on US surveillance systems and methods, touching off an explosive debate on privacy and security and whether Snowden was a whistleblower or a traitor. Trust me, he’s a stone cold traitor. At least Schiff didn’t condone Snowden’s treason at the time. Tucker Carlson of Fox News ripped Schiff a new one over this hypocritical mess. Good for him.
I guess the Democrats have no shortage of useful idiots for the Russians to take advantage of. Pass the vodka, y’all. SMH.
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) February 6, 2018
— Fox News (@FoxNews) February 7, 2018
.@TuckerCarlson: "Here you have two prominent members of Congress voluntarily appearing on a foreign propaganda outlet in order to undermine confidence in America's core institutions." #Tucker pic.twitter.com/E5VQAivi3m
— Fox News (@FoxNews) February 7, 2018
Adam Schiffforbrains is about to have a Humpty Dumpty great fall! I can’t wait to watch it happen!
— Diane Stuffer (@DianeStuffer) February 7, 2018
— Gayle Bailey (@Gayle_Bailey) February 7, 2018
Tucker say whaaaaaa???? pic.twitter.com/ZkyaZrdysO
— Red (@laughlaugh97) February 7, 2018
Schiff getting some his own medicine or I should say poison.
Tucker, Thank you for being a beacon of freedom and a true patriot. You are standing tall with so many of us as you search out the truth. Phony politicians like Schiff must be run out of govt if America is too remain the bastion of freedom.
— Ca Gingrich (@campgrow) February 7, 2018
Tucker on 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 tonight!
— MINA LOVES SPRING (@Mina001) February 7, 2018
Tucker exposed the hypocrite Shiff—Russian collusion—BOOM🥊🥊🥊
— Harris (@harris_lusn) February 7, 2018
This is GOLD!!!!!
Tucker is KING! Yes, Yes, Yes. This is really fantastic. Hold them to their own standards.
Eat it @RepAdamSchiff you Russian SPY!!!!
— WhodatQ (@QWhodat) February 7, 2018