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Sen. Lindsey Graham Duped by Russian Pranksters

Graham bad-mouthed the same Kurdish allies he's accused President Donald Trump of betraying

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    Sen. Lindsey Graham Duped by Russian Pranksters
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    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks to reporters as he arrives to begin a markup on immigration policy on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019.

    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., was duped into phone conversations with Russian pranksters posing as Turkish officials in August, his office confirmed to NBC News.

    "We have been successful in stopping many efforts to prank Senator Graham and the office, but this one slipped through the cracks. They got him," Graham spokesman Kevin Bishop told NBC.

    In recordings of the calls obtained by Politico, Graham bad-mouthed the same Kurdish allies he's accused President Donald Trump of betraying.