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Paul Ryan Agrees FBI Acted Appropriately With Trump Informant

Paul Ryan Agrees FBI Acted Appropriately With Trump Informant

By    |   Wednesday, 06 June 2018 12:26 PM EDT

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Wednesday he has seen no evidence to contradict Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy’s recent assessment that the FBI did exactly what it was supposed to do when it deployed an informant to make contact with associates of President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, Politico reported on Wednesday.

"I think Chairman Gowdy’s initial assessment is accurate," said Ryan, who was one of a few congressmen, including Gowdy, briefed by the Justice Department on the FBI’s use of an informant. "I have seen no evidence to the contrary of the initial assessment [House Oversight Committee] Chairman Gowdy has made."

The briefing came after House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes demanded more information about the source, which prompted Trump to publicly speculate whether the FBI infiltrated his campaign, according to CNN.

Trump has claimed repeatedly, without evidence, that the FBI placed a spy in his campaign for political purposes. Ryan’s assessment pushed back against these claims by the president, The Hill reported.

Ryan said that although he agreed with Gowdy that the FBI acted properly, he still wanted more information, CNN reported.

"As Chairman Nunes said just the other day, if we got all the information we're looking for, we could wrap this up faster," Ryan said. "But I have seen no evidence to the contrary of, of the initial assessment that Chairman Gowdy has made. But I want to make sure that we run every lead down and make sure we get final answers to these questions."

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Paul Ryan said he has seen no evidence to contradict Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy’s assessment that the FBI did exactly what it was supposed to do when it deployed an informant to make contact with associates of Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign . . .
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Wednesday, 06 June 2018 12:26 PM
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