Despite the flood of scandals engulfing the White House, House Speaker Paul Ryan is sticking by the president’s side and insists he has full confidence in Trump.
Ryan addressed the reports about Trump asking FBI Director James Comey to stop the investigation of former security advisor Mike Flynn.
“Look, there’s been a lot of reporting lately, I think, that requires close examination, let me tell you what I told our members just (Wednesday) morning,” Ryan said. “We need the facts. It is obvious there are some people out there who want to harm the president, but we have an obligation to carry out our oversight regardless of which party is in the White House, and that means, before rushing to judgment, we get all the pertinent information.”
The Republican from Wisconsin said that the Government Reform Committee and House Oversight had requested the memo Comey supposedly wrote after meeting with the president at the White House a day after Flynn resigned.
“I’m sure we’re going to hear from Mr. Comey about why, if this happened as he describes, why he didn’t take action at the time,” Ryan said. “So there are a lot of unanswered questions.”
“I don’t worry about things that are outside of my control,” Ryan said. “I worry about things that are within our control, and that is whether or not we do what we were elected to do, which is to solve people’s problems.”