Not exactly all that long ago (2017, to be exact) when Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) was the Ranking Member of the US House Intelligence Committee, he received a phone call from whom he believed were members of the Ukrainian parliament.
As it turns out, the call was actually coming from two Russian comedians, Vladmire Kyzetsov and Alexei Stolyarov, who somehow managed to scam their way all the way through Schiff’s aides without even so much as even a whiff of vetting.
So anyhow, the Pencil-Necked One got suckered into believing that these Ukrainian MPs had Russian supplied photos of a “naked Trump.” As Bugs Bunny would say of Schiff, “What a maroon.”
Needless to say, Vladmire and Alexei managed to keep the California congressman on the line for a full eight minutes.
To add insult to injury, the hoaxsters managed to have Schiff tell them that his people would contact the faux-parliamentarians the next day.
They actually did.