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‘Yeah, I Don’t Agree With That’: Paul Ryan Doesn’t Believe James Comey’s a ‘Nut Job’

One of last week’s bombshell reports surrounding President Donald Trump and his administration involved the president telling Russian officials that former FBI Director James Comey was a “nut job” and his recent firing took pressure off the Russia investigation.

During a conversation with Axios’ Mike Allen earlier today, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan was asked if was concerned about Trump’s description of Comey.

“Yeah, I don’t agree with that,” Ryan responded. “And he’s not.” When further pressed on his thoughts on reports that Trump asked Comey to halt the investigation into Michael Flynn, Ryan said he wasn’t going to do the “armchair quarterback thing” and prejudge anything.

Ryan pointed out later that he personally likes Comey and feels that he was placed in no-win situations during the campaign.

Following Trump’s termination of Comey, the speaker called it an “important command decision.” However, days later, following Trump’s infamous “tapes” tweet aimed at Comey, Ryan told a reporter that he wasn’t going to comment on the “tweets of the day.”

Watch the clip above, via CNN.

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