Paul Ryan: Devin Nunes' source is a "whistleblower-type person"

Cheryl Sanders
March 30, 2017

"We continue to think it's unlikely Democrats will want to rush to help Trump under any scenario, whose plummeting approval numbers are exactly what the Dems wish to see continue indefinitely".

Earlier this week President Trump said that as Obamacare got worse, Democrats would work with him on making a deal.

"He had told me that like a whistleblower type person had given him some information that was new, that spoke to the last administration and part of this investigation", Ryan said.

US House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence chairman representative Devin Nunes (R-CA) briefs reporters at the US Capitol in Washington, US, March 24, 2017.

"He didn't have the documents, so I didn't", Ryan replied.

Critics say Nunes's statements were an effort to justify Trump's unfounded accusations this month that his Democratic predecessor, Barack Obama, had directed surveillance on Trump Tower during the election campaign.

Ryan said the wall money would come during next year's finance appropriations, and that defunding Planned Parenthood would be easier to achieve through a bill going through a reconciliation process in the Senate.

By "apologetic", Ryan clarified, "in that he said, 'I had no idea that that's what she was gonna talk about..."

However, Republican senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham, both influential foreign policy hawks, questioned Nunes' actions.

"He's a fan of the show, plain and simple", Spicer had said at Monday's press briefing, when asked whether Trump owed House Speaker Paul Ryan an apology for plugging Pirro's Fox News Channel program, in which she demanded Ryan resign over Trumpcare's flop.

One Republican lawmaker, representative Walter Jones of North Carolina, went so far as to join Democrats in demanding a special committee to investigate the Russian Federation probe, telling Fox News on Tuesday that Nunes was now "tainted".

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