While taking questions from reporters on Thursday, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) slammed the door on President Donald Trump’s theory that former President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower.
“The intelligence committees — in their continuing, ongoing, and widening investigation into all things Russia — got to the bottom, at least so far with respect to our intelligence community, that no such wiretap existed,” said Ryan.
Ryan was then asked by a reporter about Trump’s interview with Fox News’s Tucker Carlson in which the president insisted that the wiretap had occurred.
“I didn’t see his interview,” Ryan replied curtly.
Congressional Republicans have grown increasingly frustrated with Trump’s habit of making wild, unsupported assertions on Twitter that they frequently have to spend time investigating.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) on Wednesday threatened to subpoena the Trump administration to get any evidence it has to back up Trump’s wiretapping claim, which marked a sharp departure in tone from a congressman who is normally a staunch Trump ally.
Watch the video of Ryan below.
Speaker Paul Ryan, asked about Trump's claim that former President Obama wiretapped him, says "no such wiretap existed". pic.twitter.com/gTF62Dss7Y
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‘He didn’t do nothing’: Black kids confront white Philly cops as they terrorize innocent student at bus stop
A group of children called out Philadelphia police officers who said that they wanted the kids to be "shaking" from the confrontation.
Video posted on social media over the weekend shows a white officer telling a shirtless African-American boy to get in his police cruiser.
The video was posted by Twitter by a user named Asia who claimed to be a student waiting for her bus.
Instagram is helping this get out, but it needs more attraction. This Happened in Philadelphia,Pa on Thursday. A group of school kids and I were waiting for the bus at the bus stop when a cop car came to us, slowed down and stared at us then kept going down the street. pic.twitter.com/OrvOvWf3Oh
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Julian Castro nails McConnell and GOP to the wall for putting ‘sexual predator’ Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court
Calling into MSNBC's "AM Joy" on Sunday morning, Democratic presidential contender Julian Castro ripped into Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh as a serial sexual predator and said that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the GOP are to blame for his being on the court.
Speaking with host Joy Reid, Castro renewed a call he made late Saturday night for Kavanaugh to be impeached over fresh allegations of sexual assault before getting down to the heart of the matter.
"Do you believe there was misconduct in this case by the FBI and the Department of Justice or even by the senators who seemed uninterested in finding out of what really happened with this very brief investigation of Mr. Kavanaugh?" Reid asked.