Paul Ryan, House Speaker, has confirmed he still “has confidence” in the President. Why? “We need the facts” he claims.
“The last thing I’m going to do is pre-judge anything… I’m a person who wants to get the facts… We should take our oversight responsibilities seriously regardless of who is in power… That means before leaping to judgment we get all the facts. (The oversight and government reform committee) has requested documents. And we’ll see where the facts lead.”
Paul Ryan, who said he “won’t defend Trump” less than 7 months ago, is now seemingly attempting to buy time until definitive actions are taken against Trump.
This comes as Trump is battling relentless accusations that he obstructed justice in relation to ex-FBI director James Comey’s investigation on collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign. Ryan, who intended to discuss the Republican agenda, was left with no choice but to comment on the current controversy.
Speaker Paul Ryan says not to rush to judgment on the Comey memo: “We’re going to want to hear from Mr. Comey” https://t.co/wM1efOrapj
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