Speaker Ryan: People Are Trying to Harm the President...We Need the Facts

Cortney O'Brien
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Posted: May 17, 2017 10:35 AM
Speaker Ryan: People Are Trying to Harm the President...We Need the Facts

House Speaker Paul Ryan is remaining skeptical about the memo reportedly written by former FBI Director James Comey, who claims President Trump asked him to relax investigations into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

“We need the facts,” Ryan told members of the press Wednesday morning on Capitol Hill. “It is obvious there are some people out there who want to harm the president.”

Before “rushing to judgment” about the merits of the memo, Ryan continued, they need to “follow the facts wherever they may lead.”

The House Oversight and Reform Committee has requested the memo in full and to hear from Comey himself. In particular, Congress wants to know why Comey did not take action earlier if what he reports is true.

Democrats like Rep. Al Green (D-TX) have already concluded that Trump is guilty of obstruction of justice. He plans to call for the president's impeachment today.