The ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee 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.
DailyMail.com can disclose that after the prank, his staff engaged in correspondence with what they thought was a Ukrainian politician to try to obtain the 'classified' material promised on the call.
On an audio recording of the prank call posted online, Adam 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.
The call, made a year ago, was actually from two Russian comedians nicknamed 'Vovan' and 'Lexus' who have become notorious for their phony calls to high-ranking American officials and celebrities, including UN Ambassador Nikki Haley and Elton John.
Its existence was first reported by The Atlantic but not how a staff member working for the minority on the House Intelligence Committee pursued 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.
But in a recording of the eight minute conversation, Schiff appeared 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'.
Be careful what you wish for on the World Wide Web...
Kirk and the crew come face to face with the reality that the Congress needs Term Limits!
This is the cringeworthy moment a couple's wedding ceremony was rudely interrupted by a woman's sexual groans blasting over the sound system.
The bride was walking down the aisle to Felix Mendelssohn's wedding march when it was abruptly cut short.
As the frisky whoops blare out the father of the bride and happy couple stop in their tracks and look around at bemused guests who have all fallen silent
Somebody quickly manages to kill the music as people are seen sniggering in the background.
A video of the hilarious incident at the service in Brazil was shared on social media and has now spread around the world.
Like many Philadelphia Eagles fans, comedian Kevin Hart just wanted to celebrate the team’s first Super Bowl victory. He was able to do just that … until he tried to get on the stage during the Super Bowl trophy presentation.
As Darrell Green was bringing the Lombardi Trophy up to the stage, NBC cameras caught a member of NFL security denying Hart from trying to get up there during the celebration.
Rose McGowan is on tour to promote her new book Brave, and it got off to a rocky start earlier in the week when the actress got into a shouting match with a transgender woman during an appearance at a Barnes and Noble bookstore. McGowan has been promoting Brave on talk shows as well as book signings, but it appears that she has canceled all upcoming appearances after the meltdown at the bookstore. In a video of the altercation, a transgender woman asks Rose McGowan about some remarks that she made on RuPaul's podcast.
In the fan-shot video footage, it appears that Rose McGowan may have been answering questions from the audience when a woman in the back steps up and says, "trans women are dying, and you said that we, as trans women, are not like regular women." She was referencing McGowan's comments on RuPaul's What's The Tee? podcast back in July of last year. The actress and woman's rights activist instantly gets angry and unleashes on the woman. Rose McGowan kept shouting, "we're the same!" back at the woman to the shock of the crowd in the bookstore.
The woman began to shout back, "this is white cis feminism!" at the top of her lungs as she was being escorted out of the building. Rose McGowan continued to shout back well after the woman was out of sight. She said.
"Don't label me, sister. Don't put your labels on me, don't you f%$#ing do that. Do not put your label on me, I don't come from your planet, leave me alone. What I do is for the f%$#ing world, and you should be f%$#ing grateful! So shut the f%$#up. Get off my back, what have you done?"
Not many people would think sledding down the side of an active volcano is a good idea, these people chose to do it and ended up paying the price for by snapping a few bones in the process.
Epic Air Bag Prank On Homie Just Trying To Enjoy a Snack
PETA apparently wants to take the “cow” out of “cowabunga, dude!” The animal rights group has asked the makers of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” to swap out the superheroes’ favorite snack, pizza, for a vegan alternative.
In a Jan. 31 letter to Nickelodeon, PETA asked the network to take their upcoming cartoon series in a “different direction” by having the crime fighting turtles eat dairy-free pizza. “Modern kids are embracing vegan food, so why shouldn’t modern Ninja Turtles?” writes PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange.
Nickelodeon’s “Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” is set to debut in September of 2018 and has already made history by announcing that that turtles’ human sidekick April O’Neil will be depicted as African American for the first time since the characters were created in 1984. PETA is now pushing animators to go even further by having Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Raphael embrace the alleged popularity of vegan food.
“Generation Z already scarfs down 57 percent more tofu and chugs 550 percent more nondairy milk than millennials do,” PETA claims. “70 percent of U.S. college campuses offer daily vegan options… an awesome 42 percent jump from just four years ago.”
PETA did not say if they objected to some of the strange toppings the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have put on their pizzas over the years, including peanut butter, marshmallows, and chocolate sprinkles.
People that just end up embarrassing themselves.
Drinkers were left in hysterics after three women attempted to perform a graceful ballet routine in a pub .
The female trio were captured on camera holding on to the bar while preparing to ‘plié’ - a movement that sees dancers bend and then straighten their knees with their feet turned out.
But any hopes of impressing pubgoers were soon dashed as they accidentally yanked the brass fixture from the bar to send them all flying backwards onto the ground.
Jill Cunliffe, owner of the Rope and Anchor pub in Wigan, where the routine took place, was one of the women involved in the hilarious mishap.
She said the four-second video was cut short because the filmer dropped her phone in a fit of laughter.
Quincy Jones has produced some of the most iconic albums of all time, most notably Michael Jackson’s Off the Wall, Thriller, and Bad.
Speaking to GQ, the legendary artist spoke about almost everything, ranging from working with Frank Sinatra, growing up in Chicago, and having 22 girlfriends.
Perhaps the most interesting moment comes when Jones discusses modern music, revealing his adoration for artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars, Drake, Mary J. Blige, and Jennifer Hudson.
However, asked about Taylor Swift — arguably the best selling artist on the planet right now — Jones was less positive. “We need more songs, man. F**king songs, not hooks,” he told the publication.
Asked about what’s missing from her music, Jones replied: "Knowing what you're doing. You know what I mean? Since I was a little kid, I've always heard the people that don't wanna do the work. It takes work, man. The only place you find success before work is the dictionary, and that's alphabetical.”
Questioned further about how he would produce a track, Jones said: "I'll figure something out. Man, the song is the sh*t—that's what people don't realise. A great song can make the worst singer in the world a star. A bad song can't be saved by the three best singers in the world. I learned that 50 years ago.”
Footage showing Emmanuel Macron giving autographs to dozens of kids in the city of Clermond-Ferrand swept French media on January 26 – and it was not Macron’s eagerness to talk to the children that made the headlines.
While President Macron, surrounded by excited children, was trying to give autographs, he found himself in a difficult situation, as he had no pad that would make writing easier. The video shows him asking one of his bodyguards for help, with the latter giving the president a writing case made of Kevlar fiber, which can be used to protect Macron from bullets.
Realizing that the case was unhelpful, Macron jokingly said “The thing is not bulletproof, it’s trash,” and proceeded to say that his security detail had no decent writing case because the services failed to “find one that knew how to write.” His remark prompted the bodyguard to call the president an “idiot” and a “bastard.”
NANCY CORDES: Senator, the President is giving his first State of the Union address this week and polls show that his biggest achievement so far, the tax cuts, are now gaining in popularity as some of these big companies hand out thousand-dollar bonuses. Are you glad that these people have more money in their pockets?
SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS: Are we having a technical issue here?
NANCY CORDES: Senator, can you hear me? All right. It appears that we have lost our audio connection with Senator Sanders. We’ll take a commercial break and will be right back.
Wendy Williams made some rather interesting comments about the #MeToo movement and a recent grassroots campaign to boycott R. Kelly.
“It’s not going to work,” Williams said of the organizers of the #MuteRKelly campaign to ban the singer from the music industry. “Black people aren’t really good at protesting…not since the King march. It’s not going to work.”
“The #MeToo movement hasn’t affected R. Kelly, because R. Kelly, he wasn’t a #MeToo,” Williams continued. “Aaliyah voluntarily married him when she was 15 years old. And her parents voluntarily let her do it, when she was 15 years old. And that little girl that I saw from my own eye balls that he urinated on and he had his way with, was there at his house, she let it go down.”
Williams went on to blame the parents of R. Kelly’s alleged victims, and explained that she didn’t see a connection between the young women reportedly being kept away in the singer’s home and his long documented predatory behavior.
“The multiple allegations of R. Kelly holding women in his own home. Where are their parents? This is a whole different thing, it has nothing to do with #MeToo,” she added. “R. Kelly is just a very very sick man.”
This game is the sequel to the "TrapAdventure", quite possibly the most frustrating video game ever created.
That guy who kept holding on had me in tears.
I'm not sure what the DESIRED outcome was, but I'm pleased with the actual outcome.
A randy couple have been left red-faced after they were caught having sex in their room by builders.
The footage shared on Twitter shows the naked couple romping on a bed, without any blinds or curtains drawn to the outside world.
They were seemingly unaware that their special moment was being recorded by builders at a construction site in an opposite tower, believed to be in Australia.
As the camera pans out, the workers appear to have downed tools for a moment while they comment on the man's technique.
The liberal snowflakes who were screaming at the sky after the Trump election have just been made a little bit less of a pansy. The easiest way to accomplish this, add a little heavy metal music to make their screaming fits look suitable.
The tourist described the experience at the Sacred Monkey Forest in Bali, Indonesia, as 'hilarious' after the monkey grabbed her
During Wednesday's show a contestant clearly excited to be called up to the stage tried to give host Drew Carey a hug but instead sent them both crashing down.
This mother went upstairs to see why her young daughter was screaming so much only to end up recording one of the funniest videos I've witnessed lately.
The little girl apparently shit herself, but really didn't mean to. Now she is furious!
Watch as the mother does her best to keep from laughing as the young child repeats why she so angry.
Funny, weird and WTF images that will make your day better.
Feminists are a special breed of collectivists that specialize on devouring an entire half of the human species; that is, the male gender. Male feminists are male allies of the feminist movement who perpetuate rhetoric pertaining to the mythical wage gap and patriarchal sociology. In a recent video published by Shermon Berguee on Twitter, a male feminist ally can be arriving to a pro-feminist rally, only to be berated and harassed by his female counterparts.
The footage is certainly angering to watch, as it seems as if the man in question is being betrayed by his fellow female activists. The division seen in the video can be attributed to the popular feminist notion that maleness itself as an attribute is intrinsically “problematic.”
Many on the internet have been quick to criticize footage, claiming that the left is quick to devoir itself. It is clear that with movements such as feminism, men cannot be allies, as they have been ingrained in feminist rhetoric as an oppressor by nature of being.
Is a man ever justified in hitting a woman? Do the differences between the sexes warrant a type of “special treatment” for one of them? The conversation on this topic is divided, though the man punched in the video above clearly did not commit any action to deserve being assaulted in the way that he was, especially by one of his ideological allies.
Fox News’ Tucker Carlson threw a hardball to Albany (N.Y.) Mayor Kathy Sheehan Tuesday night when discussing illegal immigrants who blocked the entrance to Disneyland in protest over DACA negotiations.
“By the way, why would you want someone in your country who’s not grateful to be here, who’s demanding of American citizens the right to vote and get benefits. Don’t you want people who are grateful to be here and want to add?” asked Carlson.
“Every immigrant that I’ve ever met is grateful to be here. That doesn’t mean that they’re not going to stand up for their rights, and I’ve joined thousands of people across this country in protests that happened on Saturday from people who were raised in this country and who have been here for generations. That is one of the hallmarks of our great society,” commented Sheehan.
“But they’re not Americans, these people. They’re here illegally, they broke the law,” interjected the Daily Caller co-founder.
“But they have a voice, they have a right to a voice. Just because you’re not from here doesn’t mean the Constitution doesn’t apply to you. That’s well, well, well settled in law,” Sheehan stated.
“If you’re here illegally… No, that’s not actually. If you broke our law to get here, you don’t have the rights an American citizen has. Where do those rights come from then?” Carlson continued.
“So, you know, when you are here, you have Constituionally protected rights, and I think that when we look to polarize this conversation by pointing these people who are here, brought here by their parents, without their choice, and demonizing them, we really turn the conversation into an us versus them,” continued Sheehan.
“They just blocked the entrance to Disneyland –woah, woah, slow down. They blocked the entrance to Disneyland, ok. I didn’t do that — they did that. Do they bear any responsibility for doing that?” Carlson asked.
“And there are Americans who use their right to free speech to block entrances, to shut down roads, and to protest things in this country, and whether you were born here, or you weren’t born here, you have that right,” said Sheehan.
“It’s not about being born here, it’s a matter of citizenship. Citizenship is meaningful to most Americans, they think it, you’re different when you’re a citizen from when you’re not,” said Carlson.
“And they want to be on a path to citizenship. These are young people who are working hard, and have worked hard, and want to be on a path to…” trailed Sheehan.
“No, no these are people who, in the middle of a weekday, were blocking Disneyland, so don’t tell me that they were working hard,” stated Carlson.
Residents of Montgomery, Alabama said goodbye to a beloved landmark
They gathered for a vigil to share their memories of a Taco Bell that is no more. The restaurant burned down last week.
Frequent customers took to Facebook saying they were going to have a candlelight vigil to "Stand together in the loss of our beloved Taco Bell."
It started out as a joke until more than 100 people showed up.
The owners say they're overwhelmed by the displays of support. It is still unclear as to what caused the fire. The owners plan to rebuild.
May their poor charred remains finally be at peace, amen.
Democratic Sen. Chris Van Hollen went on CNN Tuesday morning to attempt to spin the Democrats caving to GOP demands on the government shutdown.
Van Hollen’s Democratic colleagues in the Senate voted Monday to re-open the government by a large majority. Van Hollen was among the Democrats who voted to end the three-day shutdown. When CNN asked what the shutdown had “gained” for progressives and Democrats, Hollen had a stunning answer. “What did you gain?” CNN asked. Van Hollen’s answer was to immediately blame Trump:
“First of all, John, let’s be clear: it was the total incompetence of President Trump and the dysfunctionious [sic] White House that led to the shutdown in the first place.”
Hollen went on to talk about how the Democrats gained a commitment from McConnell to take up a bipartisan DACA bill.
“We know there are 57 senators right now, Republicans and Democrats, who support the Graham-Durbin bill, and now is an opportunity to build on that and get a vote,” Hollen said.
The CNN anchor fact checked the senator immediately, saying, “Hang on one second. He gave that guarantee to Jeff Flake to get his vote on the tax bill back in December. He’s made promises before, particularly on DACA, and the vote didn’t happen in January…”
Hollen said the major difference was that the new McConnell commitment was “made in public as opposed to behind closed doors,” and that he has tools to ensure “Mitch McConnell keeps his commitment.”
His remarks were not well received by the hosts.