Rep. Dana Rohrabacher laughed when a reporter from The Hill newspaper asked Friday whether he is getting paid by Russia.
"Am I getting money from Russia? No," the Huntington Beach Republican said.
The question stemmed from a Washington Post story this week that disclosed an audio recording from last year in which House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield) said he thought Rohrabacher and then-candidate Donald Trump were being paid by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
A transcript of the tape notes McCarthy and others in the room were laughing, and McCarthy's staff has said it was meant as a joke and it landed poorly.
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