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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 15:  House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) speaks as House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) looks on as speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on March 15, 2017 in Washington, DC.  Speaker Ryan and House Republicans discussed the Amercian Health Care Act.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 15:  House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) speaks as House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) looks on as speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on March 15, 2017 in Washington, DC.  Speaker Ryan and House Republicans discussed the Amercian Health Care Act.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) made a claim in June 2016 that Russian President Putin paid then-candidate Trump. He then backtracked on the statement, saying that it was only a joke.

McCarthy says Putin paying Trump was joke

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) made a claim in June 2016 that Russian President Putin paid then-candidate Trump. He then backtracked on the statement, saying that it was only a joke.