Vitality Secretary Rick Perry fell for a trick telephone call a week ago in which he thought he was addressing the Ukrainian head administrator for an announced 22 minutes.
Rather, he was addressing two Russian pranksters.
“Secretary Perry is the most recent focus of two Russian pranksters,” said a representative for his area of expertise. “These people are known for tricking abnormal state authorities and big names, especially the individuals who are steady of a plan that is not in accordance with their legislatures. For this situation, the vitality security of Ukraine.”
On June 20, Perry facilitated the leader of Ukraine and his appointment for a meeting at the Energy Department. On July 12, Perry got a demand for a telephone ring to take after on the meeting with the Ukrainian PM. After seven days, Perry talked on the telephone with the Russian pranksters.
The pranksters are known for tricking abnormal state authorities including Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-California, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, Elton John, Turkish President Erdogan, the Croatian PM and NATO secretary general.
It’s hazy what Perry discussed amid the telephone call.
CBS News’ Jillian Hughes added to this report.