Ryan On Comey Memo: ‘We Need The Facts’
“There are a lot of unanswered questions.”
By Andrew Kerr
May 17, 2017 at 9:36am
Paul Ryan – how much more do you need?
What – didn’t Comey testify to Congress that there has been no interference from Trump on the Russian investigation? How many times do the Dem’s need Comey to testify UNDER OATH TO THAT FACT? It shows their ignorance.
House Speaker Paul Ryan is pumping the breaks on impeachment talks following a report alleging that President Donald Trump asked former FBI Director James Comey in February to shut down the investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
“We need the facts,” Ryan told reporters Wednesday.
Ryan backed the effort of House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, who on Tuesday said his committee will obtain the memo that allegedly proves that Trump told Comey, “I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go. … He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.”
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Ryan said it was “obvious” there are “people out there that want to harm the president.”
Memo: Trump Asked Comey to Shut Down Flynn Probe
If Trump asked Comey to shut down the Flynn probe – why is it Comey testified to this:
Repeated again, Google screwed this up for me.
“We have an obligation to carry out our oversight, regardless of which party is in the White House,” the house speaker said. “And that means before rushing to judgment, we get all the pertinent information.”
Ryan said he also wants to hear from Comey, who reportedly authored the memo in February after an in-person meeting with the president.
“Why, if this happens, as [Comey] allegedly describes, why didn’t he take action at the time?” Ryan said.
“There are a lot of unanswered questions,” he said. “Now is the time to gather all the pertinent information.”
“The point is this: We can’t deal with speculation and innuendo,” Ryan said. “And there’s clearly a lot of politics being played.”
“Our job is to be responsible, sober and focused only on gathering the facts,” he said. “That is what Congress does in conducting oversight of the Executive branch.”
Ryan said he was not going to micromanage the ongoing investigations into alleged Russia-Trump ties.
“Just remember, there’s an investigation occurring at the FBI. There’s an investigation in the House, and there’s an investigation in the Senate,” the house speaker said. “We’ve got three investigations going on. I’m not going to micromanage or armchair-quarterback investigations.”
Ryan said he still had full confidence in the president following the latest barrage of damaging media reports.
The Comey memo, first reported by the New York Times, alleges Trump tried to shut down the FBI’s investigation into Flynn.
“The documentation of Mr. Trump’s request is the clearest evidence that the president has tried to directly influence the Justice Department and FBI investigation into links between Mr. Trump’s associates and Russia,” the Times wrote.
But the White House rejected the Times’ reporting.
“[T]he President has never asked Mr. Comey or anyone else to end any investigation, including any investigation involving General Flynn,” an official said. “The president has the utmost respect for our law enforcement agencies, and all investigations. This is not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation between the president and Mr. Comey.”
Looks like Comey is the one who is double-crossing the President for the Obama Dem’s – not Russia.