Paul Ryan Supports Mueller in Probe of Trump-Russia Ties

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Premiere Date: 
May 19, 2017

Paul Ryan Supports Mueller in Probe of Trump-Russia Ties

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan tells the press why he supports the appointment of former FBI director Robert Mueller to lead the investigation into possible ties between the President Trump and Russia. “I believe that the professionals of the Justice Department need to do their jobs independently, objectively and thoroughly,” Ryan said.

Episode Transcript

Frederica Freyberg:

Daily headlines this week out of Washington on the investigations into the Trump campaign's relationship with Russia. Midweek the Justice Department appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as Special Counsel to lead investigations into questions of Trump-Russia ties. The move sparked reaction from Congressional leaders, including Wisconsin Congressman House Speaker Paul Ryan.

Paul Ryan:

I believe that the professionals at the Justice Department need to do their job independently, objectively and thoroughly. And I believe the Special Counsel, which is Robert Mueller now helps them do that.

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