MSNBC: WaPo Reports House Majority Leader Said in 2016 He Believes Putin Pays Trump
BRZEZINSKI: "The Washington Post" reports the house majority leader Kevin Mccarthy said last year then candidate Donald Trump could be receiving payments from Russian president Vladimir Putin according to an audio recording obtained by the post from June of last year, McCarthy said to his fellow GOP leaders, quote, there's two people I think Putin pays, Rohrabacher and trump, swear to god. Paul Ryan then says, this is an off the record, no leaks, right? It's worth noting that they report spokes people for both Ryan and McCarthy denied the exchange taking place until being told there was a recording. McCarthy pushed back on the report noting the transcript of the audio repeatedly notes laughter."