SC Sen. Lindsey Graham pranked by 2 Russians posing as members of Turkey’s government

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FILE – In this March 12, 2015 file photo, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Graham, about to enter the crowded GOP field of presidential hopefuls, has announced he’s retiring from the Air Force Reserve. The South Carolina Republican, who serves part-time as an attorney in the service, is expected to […]

(CNN) – South Carolina senator Lindsey Graham got pranked by Russians pretending to be from Turkey.

That’s according to an announcement made by his office Thursday.

The call happened in August.

A spokesperson for Graham confirmed to CNN that the South Carolina Republican spoke with two Russian pranksters in a conversation he thought was with Turkey’s Defense Minister.

According to audio of the call provided to Politico, Graham calls the Kurds a “threat” to Turkey.

This appears to contradict his public statements in recent days regarding president Donald Trump’s decision to pull American troops out of the way of a Turkish invasion of Syria.

The attack has been widely condemned by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle for putting American allies, such as the Kurds, in harm’s way.

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