House GOP majority leader Kevin McCarthy "joked" about Trump being on Putin payroll

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House GOP majority leader Kevin McCarthy "joked" about Trump being on Putin payroll

Post by jserraglio » Wed May 17, 2017 7:14 pm

Spokespersons for the GOP House leadership at first denied that this ever happened. But there was one little problem. The Washington Post had obtained a recording of the conversation and the article publishes a transcript so the reader can judge for himself how much of a "joke" this really was intended to be in the context of a serious discussion of Russian misbehavior in Ukraine and the Baltics. The transcript shows that Speaker Ryan, seemingly alarmed by McCarthy's comment, swears everybody to secrecy.

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Re: House GOP majority leader Kevin McCarthy "joked" about Trump being on Putin payroll

Post by lennygoran » Thu May 18, 2017 5:19 am

jserraglio wrote:
Wed May 17, 2017 7:14 pm
Spokespersons for the GOP House leadership at first denied that this ever happened. But there was one little problem. The Washington Post had obtained a recording of the conversation and the article publishes a transcript so the reader can judge for himself how much of a "joke" this really was intended to be in the context of a serious discussion of Russian misbehavior in Ukraine and the Baltics. The transcript shows that Speaker Ryan, seemingly alarmed by McCarthy's comment, swears everybody to secrecy.
And then there was the saber joke! Regards, Len


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Re: House GOP majority leader Kevin McCarthy "joked" about Trump being on Putin payroll

Post by Simkin » Thu May 18, 2017 2:09 pm

New McCarthyism.

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