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Thu Apr 28, 2022, 08:04 AM

Do we know who provided the McCarthy tapes to the NYT?

Iíve been away for a few days. Is the popular assumption that it was Liz Cheney or was it someone else?

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Reply Do we know who provided the McCarthy tapes to the NYT? (Original post)
phylny Apr 2022 OP
Ocelot II Apr 2022 #1
PatSeg Apr 2022 #2
agingdem Apr 2022 #3
PatSeg Apr 2022 #11
kentuck Apr 2022 #4
cally Apr 2022 #5
SKKY Apr 2022 #9
malaise Apr 2022 #6
bucolic_frolic Apr 2022 #7
kentuck Apr 2022 #8
Midnight Writer Apr 2022 #10
maxsolomon Apr 2022 #12
GoCubsGo Apr 2022 #13
phylny Apr 2022 #14
IcyPeas Apr 2022 #15
Novara Apr 2022 #16

Response to phylny (Original post)

Thu Apr 28, 2022, 08:06 AM

1. Speculation is that it was disgruntled Congressional staff.

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Response to Ocelot II (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 28, 2022, 08:14 AM

2. That would make sense

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 28, 2022, 08:29 AM

3. yes it would

Last edited Thu Apr 28, 2022, 11:09 AM - Edit history (1)

on January 6, while the capital was under siege, capital staffers were barricaded in their offices, terrified, reaching out to loved ones, certain they were about to die...and now these same staffers are more than willing to spill to the J6 committee...committee spokespeople have said as much...

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Response to agingdem (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 28, 2022, 09:49 AM

11. Yes, that is how I picture it

They had a terrifying, life-threatening experience and they have to watch their senator or congressman/woman doing what is politically advantageous so they can get elected again. I think for many employees that would be the final straw.

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Thu Apr 28, 2022, 08:32 AM

4. I think it may have been McCarthy?

In an attempt to neutralize the more damaging information that is to come out later.

It is possible that this was put out by Republican leaders, in my opinion.

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Thu Apr 28, 2022, 08:45 AM

5. Some are speculating it was Elise Stefanik

as a bid for speakership

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Response to cally (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 28, 2022, 09:07 AM

9. I have heard that as well.

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Thu Apr 28, 2022, 08:55 AM

6. My money is on

The big Dick- aka the war criminal 😀

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Thu Apr 28, 2022, 08:56 AM

7. It was someone more scared of keeping it quiet than of releasing it publicly

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 28, 2022, 09:02 AM

8. Who else would have been in the room with McCarthy, Scalise, and Cheney?

It was not the entire caucus, right?

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Thu Apr 28, 2022, 09:17 AM

10. Lots of suspects. He is surrounded by backstabbing weasels.

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Thu Apr 28, 2022, 10:31 AM

12. Liz Cheney was on the call, but it likely wasn't her directly.

Her staffer maybe.

Doesn't really matter.

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #12)

Thu Apr 28, 2022, 10:35 AM

13. It was probably a staffer.

Not necessarily one of Cheney's, however. From what I have been hearing and reading a whole lot of Congressional staffers from a whole lot of GOPer Congresspeople were present on that day, and were traumatized by it. Many of them are pissed off, in general, as well as by the way their bosses are running away from all of it.

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Thu Apr 28, 2022, 10:40 AM

14. Thanks, everyone! n/t

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Thu Apr 28, 2022, 11:47 AM

15. They are already over this, calling it small potatoes

Giving McCarthy a standing ovation yesterday.

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Response to phylny (Original post)

Thu Apr 28, 2022, 11:51 AM

16. I heard that it definitely wasn't the J6 committee.

But who would have a physical copy of the tape? I doubt everyone who was in that meeting holds their own copy.

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