House Speaker Paul Ryan said it was “obviously” not appropriate for President Donald Trump to ask former FBI Director James Comey for this loyalty while he conducted the bureau’s probe into potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.
The ousted ex-FBI chief said in a written statement to the Senate Intelligence Committee ahead of his Thursday testimony on Capitol Hill that during a Jan. 27 dinner at the White House, the president had said to him, “I need loyalty, I expect loyalty.”
Pressed on whether he found the comments appropriate during an interview on MSNBC Wednesday, Ryan voiced his opposition.
“Obviously, I don’t think that is,” the House speaker said. http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/07/paul-ryan-inappropriate-trump-comey-239276