Paul Ryan spooked by leaked audio on Trump’s ties to Putin — and fears more to follow


Paul Ryan spooked by leaked audio on Trump’s ties to Putin — and fears more to follow
  1. Paul Ryan spooked by leaked audio on Trump’s ties to Putin — and fears more to follow
    rawstory.com
    House Speaker Paul Ryan seems spooked by a recording that reveals he asked Republican lawmakers not to discuss concerns that then-candidate Donald Trump might have been paid off by Vladimir Putin. A Washington Post report transcribed the recording of a June 15 meeting at the Capitol, where Rep.…
    U.S.

House Speaker Paul Ryan seems spooked by a recording that reveals he asked Republican lawmakers not to discuss concerns that then-candidate Donald Trump might have been paid off by Vladimir Putin.

A Washington Post report transcribed the recording of a June 15 meeting at the Capitol, where Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), the House Majority Leader, raised concerns that Trump and Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) might have accepted payment from the Russian president.

Ryan, who had finally endorsed Trump 13 days earlier, can be heard on the recording asking Republicans who were present not to “leak” details of the conversation.

Now that the tape has been made public — although its origins are unclear — Ryan is worried others might surface.

“I’ve never seen anything like this,” Ryan told conservative talk radio host Hugh Hewitt. “There was somebody who taped a meeting a year ago where our majority leader cracked a joke and then they released the tape of that joke out just a few days ago and that’s a pretty bizarre thing to happen. So obviously that’s a cause of concern of ours.”

Hewitt asked Ryan if he believed the leaker was Evan McMullin, a Utah Republican and former CIA officer who ran an independent “never Trump” campaign for president.

“I’m not going to speculate on who it is,” Ryan said. “That’s the name that most people, you know, you hear about.”

McMullin was a staffer for GOP Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), who is also heard on the recording, and was present for many leadership meetings in Ryan’s office.

The Washington Post privately told Axios that McMullin was not the leaker, but he has previously alluded to McCarthy’s r…

  1. Ontario man remorseful for being cocaine jackass on jet

    Bayview-news.com - U.S.
    05.24 / 00:25 bayview-news.com
    The man who caused an Air Canada Rouge jetliner from Jamaica to be diverted to Orlando last week has admitted he took cocaine before boarding the flight. Brandon Michael Courneyea, 34, of Kingston Ontario is charged with interfering with flight crew members and attendants. His lawyer says he is remorseful. He is seeking bail…
  2. New Cracks in Russia-gate ‘Assessment’

    Rinf.com - U.S.
    05.24 / 00:24 rinf.com
    Exclusive: President Obama’s ex-intelligence chiefs admit they limited input into the Russia-gate “assessment,” which was handled by “hand-picked” analysts, raising the specter of politicized intelligence, Robert Parry reports. By Robert Parry At the center of the Russia-gate scandal is a curious U.S. intelligence “assessment” that was pulled together in less than a month and excluded […]…
  3. Video: Keiser Report: ‘Long Live Trump!’ (E1074)

    Rinf.com - U.S.
    05.24 / 00:24 rinf.com
    Check Keiser Report website for more: http://www.maxkeiser.com/ In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy discuss how the new SALT conference is … Via…
  4. Affairs To Remember

    Rinf.com - U.S.
    05.24 / 00:24 rinf.com
    By Taki Theodoracopulos Taki’s Magazine May 23, 2017 The dinner party at an old friend’s house was as chic as it gets. Then a Trump insider asked, “Who is the American president who had an affair with a French president’s wife?” It was an easy one. And it’s been out there for […]…
  5. Trump’s budget slashes $3.6 trillion from domestic programs over 10 years

    Rinf.com - U.S.
    05.24 / 00:24 rinf.com
    The Trump administration’s $4.1 billion budget proposal calls for increased spending on law enforcement, the military and the US-Mexico wall, but cuts spending for programs for the poor by slashing funding for Medicaid and cutting food stamps. “We looked at this budget through the eyes of the one’s paying the bills,” said Office of Management [R…
  6. Mosque near Manchester set on fire in ‘possible retaliation’ against concert bombing

    Rinf.com - U.S.
    05.24 / 00:24 rinf.com
    Published time: 23 May, 2017 20:57 The door of an Islamic center in Oldham, outside Manchester, was set alight in an arson attack hours following the suicide bombing at the nearby Manchester Arena in which 22 people died. “Last night at around 2am somebody has started a fire through our letterbox. The door is completely […
  7. ‘It’s a one witness impeachment trial’: Olbermann puts Trump on notice that Comey will bring him down

    Rawstory.com - U.S.
    05.24 / 00:23 rawstory.com
    Keith Olbermann has released a new episode of his GQ show where the longtime broadcaster posits an intriguing legal theory about investigations into Russian collusion with the Donald Trump campaign. The theory is based on the implications of Trump’s tweet threatening James Comey combined with…
  8. ‘Unbelievable job’: Trump lauds Philippines President Duterte for drug war that’s resulted in 9,000 de

    Rawstory.com - U.S.
    05.24 / 00:23 rawstory.com
    During a call in April with Rodrigo Duterte, Donald Trump praised the Philippines president for doing an “unbelievable job on the drug problem” in his county. Since becoming president in 2016, Duterte has waged a bloody war on drugs that’s resulted in the extrajudicial deaths of thousands of people …
  9. Times Square crash: 5 still hospitalized, but teen goes home

    Federalnewsradio.com - U.S.
    05.24 / 00:22 federalnewsradio.com
    A New Jersey teenager mowed down by a driver who barreled along a Times Square sidewalk is out of a hospital The post Times Square crash: 5 still hospitalized, but teen goes home appeared first on…
  10. Hundreds honor Montana sheriff deputy killed in line of duty

    Federalnewsradio.com - U.S.
    05.24 / 00:22 federalnewsradio.com
    A Montana sheriff's deputy who was killed in the line of duty last week was remembered as family man, a man of faith and a dedicated public servant who could be tough when he needed to be but still played dolls with his daughter The post Hundreds honor Montana sheriff deputy killed in line of duty appeared first on…
  11. Slain College Student Honored At What Would've Been His Graduation

    Newsy.com - U.S.
    05.24 / 00:19 newsy.com
    Watch VideoRichard Collins III was honored during what would have been his college graduation from Bowie State University on Tuesday. Collins' graduation gown was draped over a chair in the front row during Bowie's ceremony in his memory. Bowie State offered a moment of silence for the slain student during the graduation. Collins was stabbed Saturday by a University of Maryland student while visiting the college's…
  12. Ariana Grande returns home to Florida

    Wcpo.com - U.S.
    05.24 / 00:16 wcpo.com
    Ariana Grande arrived home in Florida on Tuesday after a terrorist attack in Manchester, England claimed the lives of 22 people the night…
  13. Judge declares mistrial in ex-deputy's murder trial

    Billingsgazette.com - U.S.
    05.24 / 00:10 billingsgazette.com
    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A judge declared a mistrial Tuesday in the case of a former New Mexico sheriff's deputy who was charged in the shooting death of a fellow deputy during what authorities described as an alcohol-fueled d…
  14. Chaffetz formed new firm before saying he would leave House

    Billingsgazette.com - U.S.
    05.24 / 00:10 billingsgazette.com
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz set up a new company in April, just a day before announcing he wouldn't run for r…
  15. Oklahoma budget crisis spurs battle among oilmen

    Billingsgazette.com - U.S.
    05.24 / 00:10 billingsgazette.com
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An impasse among Oklahoma lawmakers over how to fix the state's worst budget problem in decades has sent the legislature spiraling into chaos and focused blame on the usually sacrosanct oil and natural gas industry f…
  16. Authorities: Girl, 2, dead after man used 'wrestling moves'

    Billingsgazette.com - U.S.
    05.24 / 00:10 billingsgazette.com
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 2-year-old Missouri girl died after her mom's boyfriend injured the toddler using "wrestling moves" that included picking her up and slamming her on the ground, authorities said T…
  17. Trial set for Alaska man charged in girlfriend’s death

    Abc27.com - U.S.
    05.24 / 00:09 abc27.com
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A trial date has been set for a 21-year-old Alaska man accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend when he tried to &…
  18. Mark Zuckerberg, wife visit Massachusetts high school

    Abc27.com - U.S.
    05.24 / 00:09 abc27.com
    QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has visited the Massachusetts high school where his wife attended. The 33-year-old b…
  19. Chaffetz formed new firm before saying he would leave House

    Abc27.com - U.S.
    05.24 / 00:09 abc27.com
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz set up a new company in April, just a day before announcing he wouldn’t run for re-election. …
  20. Hines VA Hospital staff working to rid kitchen of roaches

    Abc27.com - U.S.
    05.24 / 00:09 abc27.com
    CHICAGO (AP) — Officials of Hines Veterans Administration Hospital outside Chicago said Tuesday they have been working to solve the problem &…