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Fri May 19, 2017, 10:26 AM

Ryan: More audio leaks 'cause for concern'

Source: The Hill



BY SCOTT WONG - 05/19/17 10:17 AM EDT

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) says the possibility that more secret recordings could be leaked is a “cause for concern” after a leak emerged from a 2016 House GOP leadership meeting.

Ryan on Friday refused to speculate who might be the culprit, but he agreed that Trump presidential rival Evan McMullin, a former leadership staffer who attended that meeting, was the name on everyone’s lips in Washington.

As a staffer for GOP Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), McMullin had been present for many leadership meetings in Ryan’s office. Last August, the former CIA officer shocked Capitol Hill by announcing an independent bid for the White House.

“I’m not going to speculate,” Ryan told conservative talk radio host Hugh Hewitt, “but that’s the name most people — you hear about.”





Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/house/334209-ryan-more-audio-leaks-cause-for-concern

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Reply Ryan: More audio leaks 'cause for concern' (Original post)
DonViejo May 2017 OP
Achilleaze May 2017 #1
LonePirate May 2017 #2
Enoki33 May 2017 #17
iluvtennis May 2017 #21
Zoonart May 2017 #3
Raster May 2017 #5
ffr May 2017 #10
Raster May 2017 #15
ffr May 2017 #16
Raster May 2017 #19
Botany May 2017 #4
Julian Englis May 2017 #6
NCjack May 2017 #11
onetexan May 2017 #7
ffr May 2017 #9
ffr May 2017 #8
MissKat May 2017 #12
Yonnie3 May 2017 #13
barbtries May 2017 #14
dalton99a May 2017 #24
cilla4progress May 2017 #18
gopiscrap May 2017 #20
kimbutgar May 2017 #22
Leghorn21 May 2017 #23
deurbano May 2017 #25
riversedge May 2017 #26
still_one May 2017 #27
janterry May 2017 #28
itcfish May 2017 #29
Fantastic Anarchist May 2017 #35
elleng May 2017 #30
lark May 2017 #31
elmac May 2017 #32
Mr. Ected May 2017 #33
FSogol May 2017 #34
Solly Mack May 2017 #36

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 10:30 AM

1. the KGOP is worried about truth tellers

who let us know WTF evil the republicans are up to with their shady, criminal anti-American BFFs.

But America is worried about republican sell out to the freakin evil empire* of russia as it engages in ACTS OF WAR** against the USA.

* per ronald reagan
** per dick cheney

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 10:30 AM

2. Don't say or do anything illegal or damaging to the country and you don't need to worry about leaks.

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Response to LonePirate (Reply #2)

Fri May 19, 2017, 11:01 AM

17. Initial reaction had to do with the laundering of Russian

money through their campaigns.

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Response to LonePirate (Reply #2)

Fri May 19, 2017, 11:26 AM

21. +++ agree

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 10:33 AM

3. These guys thought they had it knocked.

So did the Mob. They are cartoonish in their simplistic faith in how slick they are.

"it's a soundproof room... they can't hear us in here."... "What?"

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Response to Zoonart (Reply #3)

Fri May 19, 2017, 10:35 AM

5. "No leaks... that's how we know we're family..."

What is this? Bad rethuglican version of the Sopranos?

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Response to Raster (Reply #5)

Fri May 19, 2017, 10:46 AM

10. To me, that's the most worrying passage. Unacceptable language for representatives.

Uphold the constitution, not uphold the KGOP above all else.

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Response to ffr (Reply #10)

Fri May 19, 2017, 10:53 AM

15. BEYOND UNACCEPTABLE... and then of course there's the inconvenient fact that they...

...thought tRump* was attached to/influenced by/on the payroll of Russia, and thought keeping it quiet was the best course of action.

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Response to Raster (Reply #15)

Fri May 19, 2017, 10:57 AM

16. Agree.



Anyone who voted for these people should be publicly shamed. We're in this mess because of stupid sinful people.

Seven deadly sins
1. Pride
2. Greed
3. Lust
4. Anger
5. Gluttony
6. Envy
7. Sloth

I'd add unpatriotic to that list.

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Response to ffr (Reply #16)

Fri May 19, 2017, 11:06 AM

19. well, well, well... it looks like tRump* has the original seven well covered...

...we may need to add a few more to keep raising the bar for him.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 10:33 AM

4. . Theres two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump, McCarthy (R-Calif.) Ryan Shut up!


http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/5/17/1663432/-Majority-Leader-to-colleagues-last-June-Putin-is-paying-Trump-Paul-Ryan-Shut-up-Shut-up?detail=emaildkreCONTROL&link_id=13&can_id=9d9ab9550f6f19d630ddc2d594a7bd47&source=email-majority-leader-to-colleagues-last-june-putin-is-paying-trump-paul-ryan-shut-up-shut-up-2&email_referrer=majority-leader-to-colleagues-last-june-putin-is-paying-trump-paul-ryan-shut-up-shut-up-2&email_subject=trump-goes-off-on-twitter-single-greatest-witch-hunt-in-american-history



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.

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.

Before the conversation, McCarthy and Ryan had emerged from separate talks at the U.S. Capitol with Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, who had described a Kremlin tactic of financing populist politicians to undercut Eastern European democratic institutions.

*******

More leaks will show that the GOP was well aware of Putin/Russian payments to republicana and
their actions in rigging the 2016 election.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10141778912

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 10:37 AM

6. Yes, the leaks are cause for concern

for Paul Ryan--as he might lose his power.

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Response to Julian Englis (Reply #6)

Fri May 19, 2017, 10:48 AM

11. Lyin' Ryan could become prez, and that could be a good deal. The GOP House

members would increase their division, and that may be enough to paralyze the House until 2019. Ryan would try to run for prez in the 2020 election. He would be a very weak candidate.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 10:39 AM

7. yeap, bastard Ryan is the eager beaver to usher in a GOP candidate

country and democracy be damned. This guy needs to rot in prison for his hushup/collusion in the heinous treason befallen the US.

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Response to onetexan (Reply #7)

Fri May 19, 2017, 10:44 AM

9. +1

Without a doubt. McCarthy and all the shills in that room too.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 10:43 AM

8. RESIGN RYAN, you political party before country slimy scumbag!

You give politicians a bad name for your single-minded lack of a spine.

RESIGN NOW!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 10:48 AM

12. Cause for concern????

The cause for concern for me is that THEY KNEW!
They knew Trump was tainted and they went along with the whole show.
They knew Pence knew.
They knew Flynn was compromised and they embraced him.
They knew that Ivanka vacationed with Putin's girlfriend and they looked the other way.
They knew that Jared was involved with some shady money schemes and they clapped him on the back, "Good job, son."
They knew that they were pushing America and her people over the cliff and they put their hands out for the loose gold.

It was self before party.
It was party before country.
It was, "What can I get out of this before it all caves in."

This quote by John Kenneth Galbraith covers it all, "The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness."

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 10:49 AM

13. Poor, Poor Ryan. Did you know that loose lips sink ships?

How's it feel to have something leaked? You didn't even need Wikileaks for it to happen. It's internal to your caucus.

Turnabout is fair play dude. I hope your “cause for concern” turns into a forest fire. No, on second thought, make that an iceberg for the Titanic you are sailing on.

Soon the rats will be leaving.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 10:51 AM

14. "I'm not going to speculate"

but yeah, we think it's him.

as ever, the fact that it was made public is the REAL crime here.

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Response to barbtries (Reply #14)

Fri May 19, 2017, 11:35 AM

24. Yep. Same ol' "I'm not going to say it, but many people are saying..."

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 11:03 AM

18. I don't get it

there was a time when recording people without disclosing it to them was in itself illegal.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 11:06 AM

20. All repukes all the way from the President

to the voter in the booth are fucking assholes

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 11:27 AM

22. I knew he was a treasonous twerp

I so hope in gets swept up in the chump Russia scandal and has to resign. This is collusion with a foreign country to influence our election. Is the rethug party now all controlled by Russia?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 11:34 AM

23. Wait, wait!! - am I reading this right??: Evan McMullin is a possible KNOWN leaker/

truth teller/whistleblower in all this??

Isn't this kind of an amazing revelation?? - am I reading this right?!

Thanks!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 11:42 AM

25. Remember Digby's article from March: "How much did Russian hacking affect congressional races?

And how deeply was the GOP involved?"
Why is the speaker so blasé about Russian meddling? Maybe because he knows it helped the GOP win close races
HEATHER DIGBY PARTON

https://www.salon.com/2017/03/03/how-much-did-russian-hacking-affect-congressional-races-and-how-deeply-was-the-gop-involved/

<<....But it’s important to remember that DNC and Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair, John Podesta, were not the only targets of hacking. Russian agents also allegedly hacked the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. That story has been scandalously undercovered, something for which Paul Ryan is no doubt very grateful.

On Dec. 13 The New York Times published an article that laid out how the hacked material was used in various House races. At first the hackers just released a lot of personal information, which was used by hostile individuals to harass and threaten the candidates. Then the hacks and dumps by the person or group known as Guccifer 2.0 became more sophisticated and targeted certain close races, releasing politically valuable tactical information:

The seats that Guccifer 2.0 targeted in the document dumps were hardly random: They were some of the most competitive House races in the country. In [Annette] Taddeo’s district [in Florida], the House seat is held by a Republican, even though the district leans Democratic and Mrs. Clinton won it this year by a large majority....

... But it is highly unlikely that Republican strategists or party officials with strong knowledge of the House campaigns didn’t collude with the hackers at some point, because it’s difficult to believe that Russians would have which House races to target without some help from people with expertise concerning the 2016 map.

Republican congressional leaders must be thanking their lucky stars daily that the Trump administration is such a scandal-ridden Dumpster fire. If things ever calm down in the White House, somebody might just turn his or her attention to the question of what Paul Ryan knew and when.>>



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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 11:50 AM

26. Well Ryan-you might as will have shouted McMullin's name from the rooftop (as the leaker).




“I’m not going to speculate,” Ryan told conservative talk radio host Hugh Hewitt, “but that’s the name most people — you hear about.”

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 11:50 AM

27. It isn't the possible collusion or obstruction of justice that bother these jerks, it is who was the

leaker

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 11:57 AM

28. Taking lessons from Trump?

I'm not saying it was her, but everyone else thinks so...............

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 11:59 AM

29. OK Nobody Hates The

GOP more than I do, and I hate what they are doing to this country with the help of the Russians, but doesn't it bother anybody that somebody is secretly recording these jerk's private conversations??? This could backfire, don't you think?

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Response to itcfish (Reply #29)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:38 PM

35. Not at all because the people who are recording realize how treasonous the bastards are ...

... so, fine by me.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:30 PM

30. WTF Im not going to speculate, "but

that’s the name most people — you hear about.”

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:33 PM

31. Wonder what little Eddie is worried about?

Sounds to me like there could be a lot more tape of things they said behind closed doors that shows their treachery. I hope this is true, as I would love to see all the traitors out of office, including Drumpf, Pence, Sessions, Ryan & McTurtle. All are guilty of collusion and need to (figuratively) hang for it.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:38 PM

32. Hey, tRump was asking the russians to leak HRC emails so

everybody is fair game now, especially fascist pigs.

:large

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:51 PM

33. Isn't it precious that, again, they're more worried about their dirty little secrets

Finding their way into the public domain, than the CONTENT of those dirty little secrets?

Their best ally is a constituency that gives them a pass for anything they do, as long as it pisses off or fucks up a Democrat.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 01:20 PM

34. Sweat, Ryan, sweat....

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:42 PM

36. Snort

Fucktwit.

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