Adam Schiff pauses while speaking to the media on Capitol Hill.
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The top Democrat on the house Intelligence Committee instead of an eight-minute telephone conversation last year with the Russian radio hosts who promised a Ukrainian politician, compromising images of President Trump.
The conversation with Rep. Adam Schiff, which took place on 10. April of last year, was first reported by The Atlantic ocean, in the last month. On Tuesday the Daily Mail published the call allegedly from audio.
In the interview, a caller identified himself as Andriy Parubiy, the speaker of the Ukrainian Parliament. In fact, “Parubiy” was two people, Vladimir “Vovan” Alexey Kuznetsov and “Lexus” Stolyarov, the previously prank-called Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.
In this call, “Parubiy,” claims that Trump met Russian model and singer Olga Buzova, while in Moscow in 2013 for the Miss Universe pageant, and that the two had a brief affair.
“She has compromising materials on trump ship said after their short relationship,” the caller.
“OK, and what is the nature” of the material? Ship asked.
“Well, there were pictures of Nude trump,” the caller said, adding that the Russian President Vladimir Putin has been made aware of the images of Ksenia Sobchak — a Russian journalist he described as “the godchild of Putin.”
“Parubiy”, – assured ship, he could provide records of Sobchak and Buzova discuss about the pictures. He also claimed that the former national security Advisor, Michael Flynn met with another Russian singer, Arkadiy Ukupnik, to discuss in a Brooklyn Café, to keep the perceived images under lock and key.
“At this meeting, Ukupnik Flynn said that all these compromises on materials will never be released, if trump cancel, all of the Russian sanctions,” the caller ship that responded said that “we would of course welcome the chance to copies of these records.”
A spokesman for the ship told The Atlantic that the Committee reported the call to the “appropriate law enforcement and security personnel” and said to them: “of our faith, that it was probably wrong.”
Kuznetsov and Stolyarov were described by the Atlantic and writer Julia Ioffe as the connections in the Kremlin, having hosted shows on national TV channels, and meeting with elected officials.
“We wanted to speak with someone who specifically works on intelligence, and give him a completely insane version of the events,” Kuznetsov told The Atlantic, is the call to the ship. Stolyarov added that the couple had given to the ship “a bunch of disinformation,” and described the call as “completely absurd.”
The Atlantic reported that, when Kuznetsov and Stolyarov called McConnell, he told them that new sanctions against Russia are likely to. If you called McCain, had he sounded “like he didn’t know what to do — as with all”, says Kuznetsov.
“That would never happen in Russia,” Stolyarov told the magazine of the prank calls. “The people would not trust, especially if you are a member of Parliament or a civil servant.”
Kuznetsov added that the couple would like to target Hollywood stars, you are reaching, but “much harder than the American senators.”