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Ryan Won't 'Micromanage or Armchair Quarterback' Trump Investigation

Ryan Won't 'Micromanage or Armchair Quarterback' Trump Investigation

Speaking at a joint news conference with the visiting Italian prime minister on Wednesday, Putin said he had "no other explanation" as to why Trump came under attack other than "political schizophrenia".

Ryan, however, welcomed the Justice Department's appointment of Robert Mueller as Special Counsel saying, "The special counsel I think helps assure people in the Justice Department that we're going to go do their jobs independently and thoroughly which is what we called for all along".

Months later, Ryan and fellow House Republicans received a boost from those stolen emails.

"We need the facts".

The news of Comey's memo - on the same day Israel was identified as the source of the sensitive intelligence Trump gave to Russian officials - added another layer of chaos and uncertainty on Capitol Hill, diverting attention from debates on health care and tax policy and increasing many lawmakers' reservations about the president.

Comey's memo, an apparent effort to create a paper trail of his contacts with the White House, would be the clearest evidence to date that the president has tried to influence the investigation.




Ryan said that Congress will call James Comey to testify after the Federal Bureau of Investigation chief was sacked by Trump last week.

The Justice Department announced Mueller's selection late Wednesday a day after the disclosure that former FBI Director James Comey wrote in a memo that Trump pressured him to shut down an investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

The National Republican Campaign Committee (NRCC) also used the contents of the hacked emails to bolster their efforts to keep the Republican majority and Ryan in place as Speaker. So I'm working on making sure that we make good on our promises and fix people's problems.

Speaking at a joint news conference with the visiting Italian prime minister, Putin said on Wednesday Moscow initially found debates about Russia's meddling in USA politics as "funny" but said Moscow is now "concerned because it's hard to imagine what the people who produce such nonsense can come up with next".

Steven Rattner, a former investment banker who served as the lead adviser for President Barack Obama's auto industry task force in 2009, was skeptical of Trump's tax plan during Thursday's hearing. Meanwhile, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and White House National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn will meet with the moderate Tuesday Group. Republicans in the upper chamber, however, have shown little confidence in the bill and have signaled that they're starting from scratch with their own bill. Appearing on Hugh Hewitt's radio show, Ryan dismissed speculation that Trump's setbacks and turmoil in the White House would hurt the GOP majority and Republicans' agenda. "While the president has repeatedly expressed his view that General Flynn is a decent man who served and protected our country, the president has never asked Mr. Comey or anyone else to end any investigation, including any investigation involving General Flynn", a White House statement said.

"Well, whenever there's drama going on over there, it's tougher for the agenda here", the Arizona Republican told reporters. I'm not going to comment on that. "This is what I call the white noise of Washington-Beltway media".


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