WaPo: House GOP Leader On Tape In 2016 Saying 'I Think Putin Pays' Trump
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« on: May 18, 2017, 01:16:33 am »

The second-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives said in a recorded conversation last summer that he thought then-candidate Donald Trump was being paid by Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Washington Post reported Wednesday. Spokespeople insist he made the comment in jest.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) made the remark in a private conversation with fellow Republican leaders on June 15, according to the report. A month earlier, McCarthy had signed up as a Republican National Convention delegate for Trump.

The Post published a full transcript of the publication tape, but here’s the relevant portion from the original report:

    “I’ll guarantee you that’s what it is…The Russians hacked the DNC and got the opp [opposition] research that they had on Trump,” McCarthy said with a laugh.

    Ryan asked who the Russians “delivered” the opposition research to.

    “There’s… there’s two people, I think, Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump,” McCarthy said, drawing some laughter. “Swear to God,” McCarthy added.

    “This is an off the record,” Ryan said.

    Some lawmakers laughed at that.

    “No leaks, alright?,” Ryan said, adding: “This is how we know we’re a real family here.”

    “That’s how you know that we’re tight,” Scalise said.

    “What’s said in the family stays in the family,” Ryan added.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/house-majority-leader-to-colleagues-in-2016-i-think-putin-pays-trump/2017/05/17/515f6f8a-3aff-11e7-8854-21f359183e8c_story.html?utm_term=.1a167a19b341
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« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2017, 07:37:43 am »

If he was joking why would he "swear to God" and ask his cronies to keep what he said secret? Evidently Republicans are comfortable with having a treasonous president.
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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2017, 07:43:29 am »

And the dark cloud grows  Crazy?
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irrelevant deflection = admission of failed argument
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