Paul Ryan contradicts Trump’s claim that the Federal Bureau of Investigation planted a ‘spy’

Paul Ryan contradicts Trump’s claim that the Federal Bureau of Investigation planted a ‘spy’

He went on to concede that although he does not know the "technical" answer to the question of whether a president can self-pardon, Trump "obviously" shouldn't do so.

Paul Ryan, the US House speaker, said on Wednesday that Donald Trump should not pardon himself and pointed out that "no-one is above the law" - becoming the most senior Republican in Congress to speak out against the president's assertion that he has the "absolute" power to do so.

Mr. Ryan backed Representative Trey Gowdy, Republican of SC, who pursued Hillary Clinton as the chairman of a special select committee on the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, but infuriated some Republican partisans by rebuffing Mr. Trump on "Spygate".

"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".

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Both Ryan and House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Trey Gowdy attended a classified briefing last month following reports that the FBI used an informant in its Russian election meddling investigation to speak to members of the Trump campaign who had possible connections to Russia.

The Democrats are now alluding to the the concept that having an Informant placed in an opposing party's campaign is different than having a Spy, as illegal as that may be. Rooney, who has served three terms in office and is not seeking re-election in November, told Politico on Wednesday. "And if that makes us RINOs because we have a different opinion about what the Federal Bureau of Investigation was doing, then I guess we're RINOs". "Let's just make that really clear". The entire GOP conference is set to meet on Thursday to hash out its internal divisions on immigration. Conservatives are demanding a vote on a much harsher bill and nothing else, and they're blaming Ryan for failing to stop the moderates.

Appearing on the Lou Dobbs show Wednesday, Gaetz offered a scathing critique of what he saw as Ryan's betrayal of the president. "As long as we have a special counsel who will not even confess as to his limits, then this is going to continue to be a problem". "We will actually take anything, any sign of life", he said. "Today for the first time I was hearing colleagues say if Speaker Ryan won't stand with us in this fight over the essentials of our democracy, not weaponizing [the] intelligence community against the presidential campaign, do we need to look at other choices?" Jordan said. "Come on".

"A defender of the deep state".

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