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‘Important Command Decision’: Paul Ryan Lauds Trump’s ‘Presidential’ Move to Fire Comey

Republicans in Congress have used words like “troubling,” and even “suspicious,” to describe the timing of James Comey‘s firing as Director of the FBI.

But in his first public comments on the matter, House Speaker Paul Ryan used no such words. In fact, he backed President Donald Trump‘s decision to sack Comey with gusto.

Appearing on Special Report Wednesday, the House Speaker said there was a bipartisan lack of faith in Comey to lead the Bureau:

“James Comey, who is a worthwhile and dedicated public servant, I think he just basically lost the confidence of a lot of Republicans and a lot of Democrats based upon his conduct, his actions, and some of the comments that he made. And most importantly, he lost the confidence of the President.”

Special Report host Bret Baier played comments from Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, who said the timing of Comey’s dismissal “made little sense.” But Ryan said he had no issues with it.

“It’s obviously within the President’s authority and role to do this,” Ryan said. “I think he made an important command decision.”

Ryan added, “I do think that Director Comey was comprised. Clearly, his superiors in the Justice Department felt that way. And the President made a presidential decision and removed him.”

Watch above, via Fox News.

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