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Fri Jul 14, 2017, 12:29 PM Jul 2017

When the shit really hits the fan remember [View all]

Lyin Ryan made them to swear to secrecy


A month before Donald Trump clinched the Republican nomination, one of his closest allies in Congress — House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy — made a politically explosive assertion in a private conversation on Capitol Hill with his fellow GOP leaders: that Trump could be the beneficiary of payments from Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“There’s two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump,” McCarthy (R-Calif.) said, according to a recording of the June 15, 2016, exchange, which was listened to and verified by The Washington Post. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher is a Californian Republican known in Congress as a fervent defender of Putin and Russia.

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.

Before the conversation, McCarthy and Ryan had emerged from separate talks at the Capitol with Ukrainian Prime Minister Vladi­mir Groysman, who had described a Kremlin tactic of financing populist politicians to undercut Eastern European democratic institutions.

News had just broken the day before in The Washington Post that Russian government hackers had penetrated the computer network of the Democratic National Committee, prompting McCarthy to shift the conversation from Russian meddling in Europe to events closer to home.

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.”

The remarks remained secret for nearly a year.

This was no fucking joke as they claimed. They are all in this together

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Recommended. H2O Man Jul 2017 #1
They are the "real family." The real Mafia Family of gangsters. olegramps Jul 2017 #31
And just like the Corleone family DFW Jul 2017 #62
The GOP always claim patriotic superiority PJMcK Jul 2017 #2
Absolutely malaise Jul 2017 #3
Money buys power... hanascar99 Jul 2017 #32
Exactly. Dark n Stormy Knight Jul 2017 #52
Too funny that Akhmetshin met with Rohrabacher in April leftstreet Jul 2017 #4
This needs its own OP malaise Jul 2017 #5
Yeah, do! leftstreet Jul 2017 #6
I'd forgotten this! And I've been "waiting" for connections Hortensis Jul 2017 #28
That Prevezon case keeps popping up...... lastlib Jul 2017 #29
Lyin Ryan is dirty too FM123 Jul 2017 #7
Just read that malaise Jul 2017 #55
Time for Paul and Kevin to speak with Bob, under oath. dem4decades Jul 2017 #8
They are disgusting. gademocrat7 Jul 2017 #9
K and effin' R suffragette Jul 2017 #10
And remember McTraitor McTurdle threatened Obama in August.... lastlib Jul 2017 #11
Yep - very importantand denied Obama his SCOTUS hearing malaise Jul 2017 #23
Coup indeed leftinalabama Jul 2017 #27
I was absolutely sure that the elections malaise Jul 2017 #30
I know that feeling. calimary Jul 2017 #46
Look at the timeline. One day before Jr's meeting on June 15, 2016 NightWatcher Jul 2017 #12
Only the blind can't see what went down malaise Jul 2017 #21
They're a real family, alright ... Jopin Klobe Jul 2017 #13
Way more than cretins malaise Jul 2017 #24
I know this sounds crazy but there is a lot to go around. gordianot Jul 2017 #14
We keep working toward that Cosmocat Jul 2017 #15
OH YEAH! That Russian lawyer woman was sitting behind Rohrabacher annabanana Jul 2017 #16
This is another hearing malaise Jul 2017 #19
This is truly scary and serious Timmygoat Jul 2017 #17
So much for a two party system. BarbD Jul 2017 #18
No that's why they're republicans... hanascar99 Jul 2017 #34
Damned few. They are sheep. LuckyLib Jul 2017 #36
Remember this was a leadership meeting malaise Jul 2017 #20
K&R nt ProudProgressiveNow Jul 2017 #22
Not to derail ... lpbk2713 Jul 2017 #25
Yes indeed malaise Jul 2017 #26
Rohrabacher's name is popping back up. . . .n/t annabanana Jul 2017 #33
Check leftstreet's post at #4 malaise Jul 2017 #35
BIG question: who RECORDED the meeting with Ryan, McCarthy, et al??? chimpymustgo Jul 2017 #38
I do want to know malaise Jul 2017 #39
Evan McMullin is a name I read somewhere VigilantG Jul 2017 #56
Yep - that's the name malaise Jul 2017 #58
Question malaise Jul 2017 #64
Oh, very interesting question...will need to find out, but my money says yes. VigilantG Jul 2017 #65
Something just went off in my head malaise Jul 2017 #66
Do you know if a DUer has obtained the names of the Republicans from that meeting ? VigilantG Jul 2017 #68
The WP article says ReTHUG leadership malaise Jul 2017 #69
Found this malaise Jul 2017 #70
Thank you! So..Scalise WAS there. Interesting. VigilantG Jul 2017 #72
Hehehehe malaise Jul 2017 #73
K & R..& thanks! nt furtheradu Jul 2017 #37
I will not forget. Mickju Jul 2017 #40
Lyin' ryan pangaia Jul 2017 #41
And this malaise Jul 2017 #42
K & R Achilleaze Jul 2017 #43
Thank you for this post. mobeau69 Jul 2017 #44
I think the majority of the American people are also on the side of democracy malaise Jul 2017 #49
and others... XRubicon Jul 2017 #45
True but this is the House leadership malaise Jul 2017 #48
He's keeping his kompramat quiet XRubicon Jul 2017 #51
I hope so malaise Jul 2017 #53
+1000! dchill Jul 2017 #60
K&R HipChick Jul 2017 #47
K&R... spanone Jul 2017 #50
Nice one, malaise. longship Jul 2017 #54
Yes, yes, yes! Solly Mack Jul 2017 #57
HORRIBLE trueblue2007 Jul 2017 #59
RICO L. Coyote Jul 2017 #61
Agreed malaise Jul 2017 #63
Perfect VigilantG Jul 2017 #67
K&R SalviaBlue Jul 2017 #71
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