Thursday, May 18, 2017
House majority leader ‘jokes’ about Putin paying Trump
NYPost by Chris Perez
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said he thinks Russia “pays” Donald Trump during a private conversation with GOP leaders on Capitol Hill last year, according to a report.
“There’s two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump,” McCarthy (R-Calif.) can be heard saying in a recording of the June 15, 2016 exchange, according to the Washington Post.
“Swear to God,” McCarthy added, while his colleagues reportedly laughed.
House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.), who was one of several lawmakers in attendance, asked the people at the meeting to keep the congressman’s comments to themselves.
“No leaks,” Ryan told his Republican lieutenants, according to The Post.
“This is how we know we’re a real family here,” he said.