Click bait Hate machine The Washington Post run their latest hit piece against Trump using a joke by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA ) last year.
The Washington Post released the latest salvo in the media’s effort to take down President Donald Trump on Wednesday: a joke made last year by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) suggesting that Russian President Vladimir Putin pays Trump.
The joke occurred during a private conversation involving the House Republican leadership. The conversation was recorded. The exchange — from the transcript alone, since the Post has not made the audio available — is as follows:
McCarthy: The Russians hacked the DNC and got the opp [sic] research that they had on Trump.
Ryan: The Russian’s [sic] hacked the DNC…
McHenry: …to get oppo…
Ryan: …on Trump and like delivered it to…to who?
McCarthy: There’s…there’s two people, I think, Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump…[laughter]…swear to God.
Ryan: This is an off the record…[laughter]…NO LEAKS…[laughter]…alright?! [Laughter]
Ryan: This is how we know we’re a real family here.
The full context of the conversation is unclear, but the House leadership appeared to be discussing the crisis in the Ukraine, and Russian efforts to spread disinformation there. The apparent target of the joke is Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), whom the Post describes uncharitably as “a fervent defender of Putin and Russia.”
The Post‘s Adam Entous does not explain why he did not post the audio of the conversation, but two reasons seem possible: one, the laughter on the audio would underline the fact that McCarthy’s comments were intended to be humorous; two, the volume of different voices might reveal who had made, and leaked, the recording.
PUTIN: RUSSIA WILLING TO RELEASE TRANSCRIPTS TO PROVE TRUMP DID NOT GIVE CLASSIFIED INFO TO DIPLOMATS
( Breitbart ) Russian President Vladimir Putin said he is willing to share what transpired between President Donald Trump and Russian diplomats during recent meetings, which will show that no classified intelligence was discussed.
Speaking at a joint press conference with visiting Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni on Wednesday, Putin said he had “no other explanation” for the claim made by U.S. left-wing media that Trump revealed classified intelligence to Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergei Kislyak, except that he believes there is an atmosphere of “political schizophrenia” in Washington:
Russia threatens to reveal secrets they have made with Obama! When asked about the current state of U.S.-Russia relations, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova Russia may “publish leaks” about “secrets” the Obama administration asked the Russian government to keep private.
As per mid.ru:
Question: How do you see the future of Russian-US diplomatic relations in the context of the current atmosphere in Washington? Can you confirm that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will come to Moscow in April?
Also, I would like to say that if the practice of leaking information that concerns not just the United States but also Russia, which has become a tradition in Washington in the past few years, continues, there will come a day when the media will publish leaks about the things that Washington asked us to keep secret, for example, things that happened during President Obama’s terms in office. Believe me, this could be very interesting information.
Our American colleagues must decide if they respect the diplomatic procedure, if they keep their word on the arrangements made between us, primarily arrangements made at their own request, or we create a few very nice surprises for each other.
( Daily Mail ) The coldest handshake: Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin photographed in brief frosty exchange at Peru summit – amid angry clash over Syria and Russian support for Trump
- President Obama pictured speaking with Russian President Vladimir Putin
- Two leaders spoke briefly at an economic summit in Peru on Sunday
- They stood off to the side before shaking hands and taking their seats
- It is their first known conversation since Donald Trump was elected
- It comes amid speculation about whether Trump’s election might herald a more conciliatory U.S. approach to Russia
CHINA HUMILIATED OBAMA, ROLLS OUT RED CARPET FOR PUTIN AT G20 SUMMIT WHO GAVE RUSSIAN ICE CREAM TO PRES. XI JINPING- CHINESE LEADER’S FAVORITE ICE CREAM.
While China humiliated Obama at G20 summit from the minute they forced him to exit from ‘ass’ of Air Force One, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin in the meantime received a friendly red carpet treatment from Chinese leader Xi Jinping. In return, Putin brought a box of Russian ice-cream as a gift to Chinese leader, a big fan of Russian ice-cream.
“I promised you I’d bring some ice-cream,” Putin said. “I’ve brought for you a box of it as a gift.”
“Thank you very much for the gift, for the tasty ice-cream. In my every trip to Russia I always ask to buy Russian ice-cream. And then, at home, we eat it,” the Chinese leader said.
“You have the best cream, and it makes it so tasty. I like it very much. Thank you for this courtesy,” he added.