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Dopey U.S. energy secretary Rick Perry fooled by Russian comedians

U.S. energy secretary duped into fake interview with Russian comedians, Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters), 26 July 17  – U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry optimistically discussed expanding American coal exports to Ukraine and other energy matters during a lengthy phone call this month with a Russian prankster who Perry thought was Ukraine’s prime minister.

Perry actually was talking with comedians known in Russia for targeting celebrities and politicians with audacious stunts, Energy Department spokeswoman Shaylyn Hynes said in a written statement.

Pranksters Vladimir Krasnov and Alexei Stolyarov are sometimes called the “Jerky Boys of Russia,” after an American duo who put out recordings of their prank phone calls in the 1990s. They have made faux calls to British singer Elton John, who thought he was speaking to Russian President Vladimir Putin, and others……https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-energysecretary-idUSKBN1AB06G

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July 28, 2017 - Posted by | general

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