All about the 2016 McCarthy conversation Paul Ryan wanted to keep private about Putin paying money to Trump and Rohrabacher.
“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. More from the Washington Post here.