Washington Post uses GOP rep’s 2016 joke as evidence that Putin is paying Trump

Washington Post uses GOP rep’s 2016 joke as evidence that Putin is paying Trump
Kevin McCarthy (Image: AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

If it’s a day ending in “y,” chances are the Washington Post will push more propaganda. On Wednesday, the paper, which has dedicated itself to destroying the presidency of Donald Trump any way it can claimed that Russian President Vladimir Putin is paying President Donald Trump. Their evidence? A joke told by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy in a private conversation on Capitol Hill with fellow GOP leaders.

“There’s two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump,” he said, according to a recording of a June 2016 conversation which the Post said it verified.

“Rep. Dana Rohrabacher is a Californian Republican known in Congress as a fervent defender of Putin and Russia,” the Post said, adding:

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) immediately interjected, stopping the conversation from further exploring McCarthy’s assertion, and swore the Republicans present to secrecy….

.…Some of the lawmakers laughed at McCarthy’s comment. Then McCarthy quickly added: “Swear to God.”

Ryan instructed his Republican lieutenants to keep the conversation private, saying: “No leaks…. This is how we know we’re a real family here.”

McCarthy apparently wasn’t too happy with this report and tweeted:

“The remarks remained secret for nearly a year,” The Post’s Adam Entous wrote, adding that Never-Trump candidate Evan McMullin was present when the joke was told:

Evan McMullin, who in his role as policy director to the House Republican Conference participated in the June 15 conversation, said: “It’s true that Majority Leader McCarthy said that he thought candidate Trump was on the Kremlin’s payroll. Speaker Ryan was concerned about that leaking.”

McMullin ran for president last year as an independent and has been a vocal critic of Trump.

The Post piece goes on to quote several congressional advisers, including Brendan Buck, a spokesman for Ryan, who is quoted as saying:

This entire year-old exchange was clearly an attempt at humor. No one believed the majority leader was seriously asserting that Donald Trump or any of our members were being paid by the Russians. What’s more, the speaker and leadership team have repeatedly spoken out against Russia’s interference in our election, and the House continues to investigate that activity.

 

So is that enough to satisfy inquiring minds on the Left? Surely you jest:

https://twitter.com/williamlegate/status/864986505776726016

There’s one question that needs to be answered here, however: Who, exactly provided the recording and leaked it to the Post? We don’t know because the article doesn’t say, but we can speculate.

What we do know is that the Post is clearly gunning for Trump and they’re apparently willing to sink to any depths to push their agenda. This is just one more piece of innuendo to drive the insane Left further over the cliff.

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