The U.S. Capitol dome and U.S. Senate (R) in Washington, August 2, 2011. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Axios: House leaders worry more meetings secretly recorded
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.
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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WNU Editor: These Congressmen are clearly worried .... especially since they do not know what else is out there. As to who made these secrete recordings .... the possible Ukraine angle raised my eyebrows (and I must confess if it was them I would not be surprised) .... but my money is on someone who is/was in the inside, and who probably recorded these discussions with his/her cell phone. On a side note .... and again proving how incompetent the Congressional Republican leadership is .... I am now reading this story .... House May Need to Vote Again on GOP Obamacare Repeal Bill (Bloomberg).