McCarthy accused of affair on WIKIPEDIA... Edits came from 'Homeland Security' IP address...
An Internet address originating from the Department of Homeland Security was tied to entries made on the Wikipedia pages of North Carolina Rep. Renee Ellmers and California Rep. Kevin McCarthy, alleging that the two Republicans were having an affair.
It is unclear if someone at the federal agency actually was behind the edits, which were first noted by Washington Free Beacon reporter Lachlan Markay. But both changes — McCarthy’s and Ellmers’ — show that a user at the IP address, 188.8.131.52, made them on Thursday.
That address comes from DHS’ offices in Springfield, Va.
An alleged affair between McCarthy, the House Majority Leader, and Ellmers, became the source of intense speculation on Thursday after McCarthy announced in a closed-door meeting that he was dropping out of the race to replace John Boehner as Speaker of the House. (RELATED: Rumors On The Internet Swirl As McCarthy Abandons Speakership Race)
Both McCarthy and Ellmers have denied the affair.