Paul Ryan: 'I Do' Have Confidence in Trump

Meanwhile in the Senate, leaders of the Senate's intelligence committee have asked former FBI Director James Comey - whose firing by Trump and alleged written memo saying Trump told him to stop a federal investigation are adding to White House chaos - to testify.

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, the second most powerful elected official in the United States government, says he is not anxious about the White House spinning out of control, the President revealing "code word" highly classified intelligence and attempting to obstruct a federal investigation by the FBI.

"What I told our members just this morning: We need the facts", the Wisconsin Republican said at a leadership press conference after holding a closed-door meeting with the House GOP Conference.

Asked what he thinks of Trump presidency, Putin said it's up to the American people to judge but his performance can only be rated "only when he's allowed to work at full capacity", implying that someone is hampering Trump's efforts.

"So there are a lot of unanswered questions".

Chaffetz, a Republican, has demanded that the FBI hand over memos and notes that ex-FBI Director James Comey reportedly compiled after meetings and phone calls with Trump.

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A Capitol Hill reporter asked House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) on Thursday if "we might be better off" with Vice President Mike Pence instead of President Donald Trump, given the recent developments having to do with the FBI's Russian Federation investigation - but Ryan made clear he was not willing to entertain that scenario.

The request came after The New York Times revealed on Tuesday the existence of a memo Comey had written showing Trump's attempt to obstruct the FBI's Russian Federation investigation.

According to the Post, "House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) immediately interjected, stopping the conversation from further exploring McCarthy's assertion, and swore the Republicans present to secrecy".

In a joint news conference with President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia, Mr Trump was asked whether he had pressured the former Federal Bureau of Investigation boss. I'm not even going to comment on that.

Even without an immediate subpoena, Cummings said he was "encouraged that the chairman sent a letter last night asking for the Comey memos".

President Trump fired Gen Flynn on February 13, on the grounds that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence and other officials about his contacts with Russians.

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