House Speaker Paul Ryan has responded to the New York Times’ “bombshell” report on the Comey memo, which claims that President Trump urged Comey to drop the Flynn investigation.
Keep in mind, this came from an anonymous source. Again. On top of that, NYT didn’t even read the memo.
“I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go,” Trump allegedly said, according to the memo. “He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.”
The report leaves more questions than answers. If Trump really did try to intervene in an investigation– the White House has adamantly denied that– why didn’t Comey tell anyone?
He has some ‘splanin to do.
Still, the lack of evidence hasn’t stopped people from jumping to conclusions. Democrats are calling for Trump’s impeachment. Again. Sen. Schumer is particularly worked up over these “stunning allegations.”
As for me? I just want the facts, and it seems like a lot of Republican lawmakers are saying the same thing. They’re not defending Trump, but they’re not throwing him under the bus either. They want the facts. Plain and simple.
House Speaker Paul Ryan said he told other lawmakers that they shouldn’t jump to conclusions and wait for, yes, the facts to come out.
“We need the facts,” Ryan said. “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.”
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) May 17, 2017
“We can’t deal with speculation and innuendo and there’s clearly a lot of politics being played,” he said.
Exactly. Facts. We need facts.