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#1227360 - Mon Oct 15 2018 03:50 PM The funniest thing I've seen today, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen unwittingly snubbed Obama in 2008
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I was reading about the current U.S. representative for the Miami area, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL, 27th Congressional district), and saw this:

Following the 2008 elections, then President-elect Barack Obama rang Ros-Lehtinen to congratulate her on her re-election. She hung up on him, believing that it was a prank call from a radio station. She did the same to Obama's chief of staff Rahm Emanuel when he rang to confirm the original call was genuine, and only accepted the call after Congressman Howard Berman managed to speak to her.[20][21]

I guess someone in politics just can't be too careful these days. It was funny that she snubbed both Obama and his chief of staff.

#1227361 - Mon Oct 15 2018 04:04 PM Re: The funniest thing I've seen today [Re: Wonder Boy]
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Someone who wasn't as careful:

Adam Schiff pranked by Russians who offered nude photos of Trump

Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, was pranked last year by Russian comedians who offered nude photos of President Trump.

Schiff thought he had been speaking with Ukrainian politician Andriy Parubiy, who offered potentially explosive information about Trump’s visit to Russia during the Miss Universe pageant in 2013, The Atlantic reported.
Schiff cautioned the man that “our Russian friends” could be eavesdropping on the call, and told him not to share anything he wouldn’t want them to hear.

But the man went on to say that the Russians had “pictures of naked Trump” and Russian President Vladimir Putin wanted Trump to know that “all those compromising materials will never be released if Trump will cancel all Russian sanctions.”
Schiff then told the man that his office would work with FBI to figure out “how we can obtain copies.”

The California Democrat, however, had actually been speaking with Vladimir Kuznetsov and Alexey Stolyarov, two Russian pranksters known as Vovan and Lexus.
Schiff’s office claims it suspected the April 2017 call was fake and contacted the appropriate authorities.
“Before agreeing to take the call, and immediately following it, the committee informed appropriate law-enforcement and security personnel of the conversation, and of our belief that it was probably bogus,” a spokesman for Schiff told The Atlantic.

The Daily Mail reported Tuesday that a member of Schiff’s staff continued correspondence with the pranksters via email, seeking the damaging material on Trump.
The pranksters said they would transfer the material to Schiff through the Ukrainian embassy in Washington, D.C.

As part of the House Intelligence Committee, Schiff has been investigating allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 presidential election.
He became a target of Trump’s on Monday when the president sent a tweet accusing the Democrat of being “one of the biggest liars and leakers in Washington.”

The Russian pranksters told the Daily Mail it took about 30 minutes to get Schiff on the phone after they called his office pretending to be Parubiy.

Also funny, for the incredible irony. Schiff is among those leading the charge regarding increasingly disproven allegations of Trump selling out America (i.e., "collusion") with the Russians.
But when Russian pranksters called him to offer dirt on Trump, Schiff was eager to make a deal with Russians for whatever dirt he could get on Trump.

#1227464 - Wed Oct 24 2018 08:08 PM Re: The funniest thing I've seen today [Re: Wonder Boy]
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