Paul Ryan tells Donald Trump not to pardon himself in Russian Federation probe

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"Normally I don't comment on briefings, let me say it this: I think Chairman Gowdy's initial assessment is accurate". Likewise, White House Special Counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation has thus far failed to find any evidence of collusion, a year after it began.

Still, Ryan said Congress has "more digging to do".

Ryan said earlier that he agreed with GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy's assessment that there was no evidence to support the commander-in-chief's "SPYGATE" claims.

On the pardon issue, Ryan joined Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in sending a subtle message to Trump.

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Trump insisted in a series of angry tweets last month that the agency planted a spy "to help Crooked Hillary win", referring to his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton.

Before the House took last week off, members of the Intelligence Committee received a classified briefing on the ongoing Russian Federation investigation.

Gohmert isn't the only Trump-supporting House Republican who feels that Gowdy and Ryan's comments represent a betrayal.

"I don't know the technical answer to that question, but I think obviously the answer is he shouldn't and no one is above the law", Ryan said. But in a release, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr said the committee is cooperating with the department.

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Ryan's statement - similar to comments made by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy last week - dealt a blow to the president's so-called Spygate theory that the Federal Bureau of Investigation embedded a spy in his campaign for political purposes.

As spies posing as small business owners with their two children, the two main characters, Philip and Elizabeth Jennings, befriend Americans to get information, plant information, or in some instances totally eliminate threats to their mission, all while protecting Russian Federation.

"Paul Ryan stating that no man is above the law and that Donald Trump shouldn't pardon himself is something that we should seize upon", Scarborough added, "because right now the president of the United States believes that he is above the law".

"But the obvious answer is he shouldn't [pardon himself] and no one is above the law". "You know what I'm saying?"

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Ryan also shot a careful retort back at Trump's assertion this week that, as president, he is entitled to pardon himself should Mueller's probe unearth evidence of crimes - while at the same time, asserting that he had done nothing wrong.

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