Top Republicans concerned Never-Trumper Evan McMullin secretly taped conversations

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On Thursday, the Daily Caller reported that top Republican leadership sources are concerned that unsuccessful Never-Trump presidential candidate Evan McMullin secretly wore a recording device during a June 2016 leadership meeting, citing a report at Axios.  The theory is that McMullin wore a wire during a June 15 House leadership meeting in which Republican Kevin McCarthy joked about then-candidate Donald Trump being paid by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Jonathan Swan said House leaders have pored over the Washington Post article and are discussing the following theories:

One theory — bolstered by the article’s dateline (“Kiev, Ukraine”) — is that the Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, or one of his associates, left behind a recording device after meeting earlier that day with Ryan. But of the five senior House GOP sources I’ve spoken to since the leak, none of them really believe that this leak came from the Ukrainians. Capitol…

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