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House Republican suggests talk of removing Ryan after dismissing spying claim

08 June 2018
House Republican suggests talk of removing Ryan after dismissing spying claim

Ryan told reporters he's seen "seen no evidence to the contrary" of Gowdy's assessment that no such spy was planted. "There is no evidence of collusion". During an interview with Fox Business Network on Wednesday, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) openly mused about removing Ryan from his role as House Speaker ahead of November's elections.

The US Senate's Republican leader, Mitch McConnell, also discouraged talk of a self-pardon by Trump on Tuesday.

Tucker Carlson debated President George W. Bush's former ethics lawyer, who is running for Senate as a Democrat, over whether the FBI's actions against the Trump campaign constitute "spying". I don't know the last time they practiced criminal law.

Zeldin, who is in his second term, noted that Speaker Ryan said that Congress needed to see all the documents on the Russian Federation inquiry to get a complete idea of what occurred within the Trump campaign.

Ryan has been a frequent target of Democratic criticism for his role in aiding House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes' in his fight with the Justice Department for classified documents, including the latest dispute over documents related to an confidential source who spoke to Trump advisers as part of the FBI's counterintelligence investigation. Instead, some are carrying water for a Justice Department that has already resisted congressional oversight, misrepresented material facts to a FISA court, improperly redacted documents and failed to disclose spying on a presidential campaign.

"I am even more convinced that the Federal Bureau of Investigation did exactly what my fellow citizens would want them to do when they got the information they got", Gowdy said on Fox News last week.

"It would have been helpful if we'd gotten this information earlier", Ryan added.

"Paul Ryan stating that no man is above the law and that Donald Trump shouldn't pardon himself is something that we should seize upon", Scarborough added, "because right now the president of the United States believes that he is above the law".

Ryan also rejected Trump's claim that FBI investigators illegally placed an informant inside his campaign.

The comments came as Mueller's investigation, which includes possible illegal obstruction of the Russian Federation probe by the president, entered its second year.

Burr, however, appeared ready to move on, saying the briefing he attended "sufficiently covered everything to do with this right now". "No one is above the law". "What do you say to them?"

"Obviously the answer is he shouldn't", Ryan said, regarding the president potentially pardoning himself.