Transcript for Ryan wants to 'follow the facts' on Comey memo
Look there's been a lot of reporting lately I think that requires close examination let me tell you what I told our members just this morning. We need to facts. It is obvious there there are some people out there who want to harm the president. But we have an obligation to carry out our oversight regardless of which parties in the White House. And that means before rushing to judgment. We get all all the pertinent information. The house oversight and Government Reform Committee is appropriately requested this memo. And I'm sure we're going to want to hear from mr. call me about why if this happens is he allegedly describes. Why didn't take action at the time. So there are a whole lot of unanswered questions what I told members is now is the time together all the pertinent information. Our job is to be responsible so over and focus only on gathering the facts that is what congress does in conducting oversight of the executive branch. I'll leave it to the invested it to the committee is they're doing is investigations remember. There's an investigation. Occurring at the FBI. There's an investigation in the house there's an investigation the sense we got three investigations going on not to micromanage. Or are armchair quarterback investigations. But the point is this. We can't deal with speculation and innuendo. And there's clearly a lot of politics being play. Our job is to get the facts and peace over about doing and he but the last thing on the news pre judge anything I'm a person who wants to get the facts that is our job to be sober. To be dispassionate. And get the facts and to do our jobs and and follow the facts wherever they immediately. We have two investigations in congress going on right now if all things being Russia we have another committee the oversight and Government Reform Committee just now requesting these documents. So there's plenty of oversight that is being done. What we don't do is try to meet the facts within some 24 hour news cycle what we do these days actually do our jobs and make sure that the investigations. Follow the facts wherever they neatly in that obviously takes some time I'll just say one more thing there's. And FBI investigation going on right now and all things related Russia. Don by the career professionals at the FBI. We're gonna continue to be career professionals and acting director just said the other day that known as try to impede that investigation. So a lot of work is being done that's the proper role of these of the legislative ranging conducting oversight. Of the executive branch and we're not going to be trying to. Played the crowd are part of me time lines and do it the right way and follow the facts wherever they immediately. And you still have full confidence in the president.
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