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House leaders worry more meetings secretly recorded
Axios ^ | 5/18/2017 | Johnathon Swan

Posted on 05/19/2017 4:44:51 AM PDT by mac_truck

House Republican leadership is agitated after the Washington Post published a transcript from a secret recording of one of the inner-sanctum conversations in the office of Speaker Paul Ryan.

The transcript shows House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy joking with his colleagues that then-candidate Trump and California Republican Dana Rohrabacher were both on the payroll of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

"The unknown is frustrating," said one senior GOP aide, referring to the possibility that this wasn't the only private leadership conversation that was secretly recorded. Keep reading 210 words

Behind-the-scenes: House leadership sources have pored over the article and are privately discussing theories about where the leak came from:

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The most widespread theory in House leadership is that the secret recorder and the leaker was Evan McMullin, who as a former leadership aide participated in the June 15 conversation and confirmed the private conversation to the Washington Post.

(Excerpt) Read more at axios.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cia; gop; mcmullin; ryan
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1 posted on 05/19/2017 4:44:51 AM PDT by mac_truck
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To: mac_truck

I work around a lot of State Department people, and I always act as if they are going to immediately report anything said to the Ambassador or another senior person. I do not trust any of them to NOT stab someone in the back.


2 posted on 05/19/2017 4:49:35 AM PDT by wbarmy (I chose to be a sheepdog once I saw what happens to the sheep.)
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To: wbarmy

Any politician who thinks what he says is *not* being recorded, without extreme measures in place to prevent it, is naive.


3 posted on 05/19/2017 5:01:38 AM PDT by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries.)
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To: mac_truck

We should flood the phone lines of the people who had this conversation. Ryan should be held accountable for participating in this disloyalty to the President.

I see in news this morning they are now going after Pence saying he knew about Turkey connections with Flynn- which he denied. I think the plan is to get Ryan to Presidency.


4 posted on 05/19/2017 5:01:49 AM PDT by Engedi
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To: wbarmy

Smart thinking.assume the worst.

Mcmuffin seems the likely candidate. Ryan denied the story...until he was told there was a recording. I bet there are more of them


5 posted on 05/19/2017 5:02:00 AM PDT by RummyChick (can we switch Don,Jr for Prince Kush and his flak jacket. From Yacht Party to Warzone ready to wear.)
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To: mac_truck
I can not believe people are so dense.

How can the congress believe they are not being survailed when the dark state has the ability to fly overhead and pick up all phone calls? When they can get into the communications system of governments that are tech smart?

I suspect that the white house is being survailed and that many leaks are due to spies rather than employees, although obviously there are some who are not loyal.

6 posted on 05/19/2017 5:02:50 AM PDT by old curmudgeon (There is no situation so terrible, so disgraceful, that the federal government can not make worse)
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To: mac_truck

Anyone on capital hill should expect everything to be recorded. I’d be shocked if it wasn’t.


7 posted on 05/19/2017 5:08:47 AM PDT by BuffaloJack ("If you're going through Hell, keep going." Winston Churchill)
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To: wbarmy

Time for real working class conservatives to take the country back from the frauds attacking Trump. All of the GOPE leadership needs replaced. Ryno and McCarthy are a disgrace. Trump surely got the message the GOPE leadership is not to be trusted!


8 posted on 05/19/2017 5:12:30 AM PDT by GOPe Means Bend Over Spell Run (GO GALT - VOTE TRUMP!!!)
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To: Engedi

Worrisome. If they’re trying to replace the VP then they think they already have the potus.


9 posted on 05/19/2017 5:17:45 AM PDT by xzins (Retired US Army chaplain. Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory.)
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To: mac_truck

Why was McMuffin even allowed into the event?


10 posted on 05/19/2017 5:18:19 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (Waiting for inspirations)
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To: Engedi

Sure smells like a uni-party plan to deny the voters a POTUS that will drain the swamp of them!


11 posted on 05/19/2017 5:19:58 AM PDT by GOPe Means Bend Over Spell Run (GO GALT - VOTE TRUMP!!!)
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To: mac_truck

The President needs to find the nearest known leader and make an example of them.


12 posted on 05/19/2017 5:27:16 AM PDT by monkeywrench (Deut. 27:17 Cursed be he that rmemoveth his neighbor's landmark)
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To: KosmicKitty

Why was McMuffin even allowed into the event?


That’s the money question.

Who invited this jerk?


13 posted on 05/19/2017 5:30:36 AM PDT by Jane Long (Praise God, from whom ALL blessings flow.)
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To: mac_truck

We are living through the middle of Leak Wars.

The deep state intel operatives have chosen-up sides.
A leak comes out to harm Trump, another appears to
discredit one of his accusers.

Buckle up, it’s gonna be a wild ride.


14 posted on 05/19/2017 5:32:35 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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Why was McMuffin even allowed into the event?

Believe it or not, McMullin was the policy director for the House Republican Conference at the time.

15 posted on 05/19/2017 5:40:56 AM PDT by mac_truck (aide toi et dieu t'aidera)
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To: mac_truck

Russians


16 posted on 05/19/2017 5:43:22 AM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: mac_truck
This allegedly happened in June 2016? How far back does the joking around about Trump and the Ruskies go?

Assuming these asshats were having a joke at Trump's expense, it shows a lack of seriousness with which they saw the Trump campaign, and if not a joke, it shows how duplicitous these clowns are and why they need be gone.

17 posted on 05/19/2017 5:46:30 AM PDT by Mouton (The MSM is a clear and present danger to the republic.)
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To: mac_truck
Believe it or not, McMullin was the policy director for the House Republican Conference at the time.

Hope the individual who hired McMuffin has been fired.

18 posted on 05/19/2017 5:50:36 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (Waiting for inspirations)
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To: mac_truck

At this juncture, I don’t think anybody would meet with any politician without bringing along a recording device.


19 posted on 05/19/2017 5:51:17 AM PDT by meyer (The Constitution says what it says, and it doesn't say what it doesn't say.)
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To: mac_truck

It’s a guarantee everything in D.C. is recorded.


20 posted on 05/19/2017 5:52:52 AM PDT by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know how people are infected with Ebola.")
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