Paid in full

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Russia’s pay pal?

In case you missed this gem, Adam Entous of the Washington Post reported today that, one month before Donald Trump clinched the Republican presidential nomination, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy engaged in a, well, funny little private conversation with fellow GOP leaders.

Here you go, straight from Entous’ piece …

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Now nationally Trump is the big name here—and for good reason. In sports terms, this is sorta like the 1998 Marlins-Dodgers trade, when Florida acquired Mike Piazza and Todd Zeile from Los Angeles for a bushel of players. Across the country, everyone talked about Piazza, Piazza, Piazza. Just like here it’s Trump, Trump, Trump. In Todd Zeile’s hometown of Van Nuys, California, however, folks were surely abuzz about the journeyman third baseman.

I digress.

Here in Orange County and, specifically, District 48, Dana Rohrabacher tops this news cycle. You have the House Majority Leader—a follow Republican—joking/sorta joking/not joking at all that the Russians pay off our congressman. In fact, whether it’s true or not (and who the hell knows for sure), what’s bonkers is that, if you’re familiar with Dana, it’s not a preposterous notion. It’s oddly believable.

Todd Zeile would understand.

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Todd Zeile

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