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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.
Some of the lawmakers laughed at McCarthy’s comment. Then McCarthy quickly added: “Swear to God.”
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy : The Russians hacked the DNC and got Opp Research they had on Trump
Paul Ryan: The Russians hacked the DNC
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy : To get Oppo..
Paul Ryan: On Trump..and like Delivered it to who?
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy : There's two people I think Putin Pays:
Rohrabacher and Trump...Swear to God.
Paul Ryan: This is off the record. No LEAKS...all right?
Paul Ryan: This is how we know were a real family hear.
Scalise: that's how you know were tight.
Paul Ryan: What's said in the family stays in the family.
“We have not determined for sure that everyone who voted for Trump was paid directly by the Kremlin, given that it is highly possible that the Russians used a space-beam from a satellite to control their brains from a facility in St. Petersburg, and moved their bodies like puppets to the polls to check the Trump box,” one current agent familiar with the investigation told the times, describing the process of using a satellite-mounted space-beam to control people’s actions as “Russian neuro-brain hacking.”