Russian Pranksters Trick Rick Perry Into Phone Call With ‘Ukrainian Prime Minister’

The comedians, known as Vovan and Lexus, have previously duped Elton John, John McCain and Maxine Waters.

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Energy Secretary Rick Perry has been fooled by a pair of Russian pranksters impersonating the prime minister of Ukraine. Perry spoke to the pair about the Paris Climate Accord and the possibility of using pig manure as a power source in his 22-minute conversation with Vladimir Kuznetsov and Alexei Stolyarov. The entire phone call was posted online by Russian news site Vesti . Energy Department spokeswoman Shaylyn Hynes confirmed the authenticity of the call to The Washington Post ,…

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