House Republican Leaders Fear Evan McMullin May Have Spied on Them

Breitbart: Sources within House Republican leadership told Breitbart News on Thursday that they believe former 2016 presidential candidate Evan McMullin may have spied on them last year, while he was policy director of the House Republican Conference.

Suspicions arose after the Washington Post‘s Adam Entous reported Wednesday that House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) “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.”

The story was treated by other news outlets as a potential “smoking gun” implicating Trump. A closer look, however, raises serious questions about the story, as well as its sources.

The Post based its reporting on an audio recording of a conversation between McCarthy and Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Steve Scalise (R-LA), and Patrick McHenry (R-NC) on June 15, 2016.

It is not clear who recorded the conversation, or what kind of device was used. (Entous did not return a request for comment.)

The Post did not post the actual audio recording for readers to listen to and judge for themselves. Instead, it posted a supposed transcript of the recording, riddled with typographical errors that would be atypical for the Post, at least in an important story.

(The Post routinely accuses conservative journalists like James O’Keefe — falsely — of editing their videos in a misleading manner. In 2012, the Post‘s media critic, Erik Wemple, mocked O’Keefe: “A great deal of work is required to heavily edit surreptitious encounters with folks throughout the professional world.” Yet now the Post has published a blockbuster story based on audio that may be edited deceptively — and there is no way to know.)  more

16 Comments on House Republican Leaders Fear Evan McMullin May Have Spied on Them

  1. And now this douchebag Chaffetz is paving the way for McMullin to get his House seat. The GOPe certainly won’t allow any challengers to McMullin. God only knows what dirt this filthy little minivan spook has on Chaffetz.

  2. “Yet now the Post has published a blockbuster story based on audio that may be edited deceptively — and there is no way to know.”

    I’m sure the good folks an NBC sent them some tips.

  3. And never forget this…

    “As much as I have longed to vote in Peyton Manning, on Election Day I will vote for Evan McMullin in Georgia. You should consider the same.”–Erick Erickson

  4. It’s 2017, every potentially useful political conversation is recorded, all the time.

    Surprisingly, players in DC seem to constantly be surprised by the obvious.

    Old fashioned “honey traps” work as well now as in earlier eras. They are constantly surprised by those, too.

  5. Evan McEggHead is a turncoat and if his illegal acts are ever brought to light, he’ll be spending a great deal of time in federal prison.

  6. It’s quite amusing to read the comments on WAPO’s website. Those morons sit there and do exactly what they claim WE are doing. They’re hate brokers, the lot of them.

  7. Wasn’t this turd captured in the background of several photos taken in Syria or Libya during an “arms for friendly rebels scouting mission” along side McCrazy & Kinzinger? Yep. He’s in the club.
    I recall shortly after the election, Trump made a comment to the effect he would consider throwing money behind a campaign in opposition of Cruz & Kasich?
    Shameful he’s taking so many arrows, as it would be deja vu 2015-16 knocking off these traitors one by one. Imagine the nicknames!

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