Britain’s Daily Mail is reporting the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee was the victim of a prank phone call by Russian comedians who offered to give him nude photos of Donald Trump and a Russian celebrity.
The DailyMail.com claims that after the prank, Schiff’s staff engaged in correspondence with what they thought was a Ukrainian politician to obtain the material discussed in the call.
In an audio recording of the prank call posted online, Adam Schiff can be heard discussing the committee's Russia investigation and allegations about Trump, with a man claiming to be the chairman of the Ukrainian Parliament.
The call was actually made from two Russian comedians known as Vovan and Lexus, who have also made prank calls to UN Ambassador Nikki Haley among others.
Schiff's office said the congressman suspected the call was bogus and reported it to authorities.
The DailyMail reports that a Schiff spokesperson declined to address on the record, why a staff member pursued the fake 'politician' after the call, if the congressman truly thought the information was bogus.
You can listen to a recording of the phone call above.