Paul Ryan Throws Trump Under The Bus, Sides With Gowdy And Says ‘Spygate’ Theory Is Bogus
On Wednesday, House Speaker Paul Ryan sided with Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) in defending the FBI’s investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia.
Ryan spoke with reporters during his weekly conference and said that “Chairman Gowdy’s initial assessment is accurate, but we have more digging to do.”
“We have some more documents to review,” Ryan said after him and Gowdy received a closed-door briefing on the bureau’s use of an informant in the investigation. “We still have some unanswered questions… If we got all the information we were looking for, we could wrap this up faster.”
“I have seen no evidence to the contrary of the initial assessment 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.”
Gowdy spoke with CBS News following the closed-door briefing and said there was no evidence to support Donald Trump’s claims that the FBI spied on his presidential campaign.
“That is not a term I’ve ever used in the criminal justice system,” Gowdy said.
“I’ve never heard the term ‘spy’ used. Undercover informant, confidential informant, those are all words I’m familiar with. I’ve never heard the term ‘spy’ used,” he added.