If Speaker Ryan is publicly concerned more secret recordings may emerge that are highly damaging to House Republicans then it’s a given Ryan knows what could be on the tapes and is scared.
Most think the tape of House Majority Leader McCarthy saying Trump and Rohrabacher were being paid by Trump then Ryan telling everyone to keep it a secret (even if they were supposedly joking) was recorded by Evan McMullin, former CIA counterintelligence officer. The Rabbit Hole opines McMullin became appalled by dirty money in Republican Party, taped what he could, and probably let FBI know.
McMullin ran for president in 2016 on a last-ditch attempt to stop Trump by trying to get enough electoral votes from states like Utah to force the election into the House.
We are way down the rabbit hole here.
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 former independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin, a former leadership staffer who attended that meeting, was the name on everyone’s lips in Washington.