Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said in an interview on Sunday that former FBI Director James Comey is a man of integrity as far as he knows.
Ryan characterizes Trump's undignified attacks on Comey as "a book-selling food fight," says he doesn't support legislation to protect Mueller because he's had "plenty of conversations" with the White House and doesn't think Trump will move to fire him. pic.twitter.com/tvJPII4RYJ
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“As far as I know. I don’t know him very well. … Two or three briefings is about what I had with James Comey,” Ryan, who announced his retirement last week, told NBC’s Chuck Todd on “Meet the Press.”
“Would you take him at his word? Would you trust his judgment?” Todd pressed.
“Look. I’m not going to try and help sell some books here,” Ryan responded, maintaining during the exchange that he did not know the former FBI director well.