Paul Ryan contradicts Trump’s claim that the Federal Bureau of Investigation planted a ‘spy’

Ryan 'Obviously' Trump shouldn't pardon himself

House Speaker Paul Ryan opposed President Donald Trump Wednesday by siding with the FBI in its investigation of possible Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election.

That did not stop the President's supporters from subsequently going after Gowdy, a fact which clearly rankled Ryan who has largely avoided contradicting Trump since clashes early on in his presidency.

Security officials have told the media that the use of informants, such as Halper, is not an illegal or unusual practice per se, and some, such as James Clapper, who was the Director of National Intelligence at the time of the investigation, claim that such data collection in the midst of a live political race was justified by the immediate threat of Russia's alleged meddling. "As Chairman Nunes said the other day, if we had the information we could wrap this up faster", he said about the California Republican, a staunch Trump loyalist who worked on his transition.

That judgment compliments one from Democrats just after the May 24 briefing. But in a release, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr said the committee is cooperating with the department.

Ryan also said that even if Trump has the legal authority to pardon himself, that's not something he should do because "no one is above the law".

Facebook 'not aware of any abuse' of data by phone makers
Microsoft (msft) said any data its software got from Facebook stayed on users' devices and was not uploaded to its own servers. In 2011, the FTC decreed that Facebook is prohibited from overriding users' privacy settings without asking for their consent.

The Senate Intelligence Committee agreed to provide records in response to a request from the Justice Department, and the Senate on Wednesday passed a resolution allowing it to do so. But he said Congress still has questions.

Late Wednesday evening, a senior department official said the Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation would offer an additional briefing to the so-called "Gang of 8" that includes bipartisan congressional leaders and the top Republicans and Democrats on the House and Senate intelligence committees. The official declined to be named because the briefings are classified. But they eventually relented after pressure from Trump, Nunes and Ryan.

Though senators are invited to the briefing, there has been less interest in that chamber in prolonging the public fight over information concerning the informant.

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

'I have seen no evidence to the contrary of the initial assessment that Chairman Gowdy has made, but I want to make sure we run every lead down and make sure we get final answers to these questions'. "And that it has nothing to do with Donald Trump".

Related News:

  • Apple takes potshot at Facebook with Safari privacy features

    Apple takes potshot at Facebook with Safari privacy features

    The announcement by Apple comes amid a growing focus on protecting privacy following a Facebook data scandal and new rules being enforced.
    Roland Garros day 8 recap: the dudes abide

    Roland Garros day 8 recap: the dudes abide

    The 27th-seeded Gasquet trailed 5-0 in the first set before winning the next three games and moving 30-0 ahead on Nadal's serve. Playing tennis in front of a huge crowd can be intimidating especially when you are up against one of the greatest of all time.
    Clinton defends response to Lewinsky questions: 'I got hot under the collar'

    Clinton defends response to Lewinsky questions: 'I got hot under the collar'

    Former President Bill Clinton tried to clarify his comments about the Monica Lewinsky scandal at a speaking event Monday evening. But after a 21-day trial, he was acquitted by the Senate of charges relating to the affair.
  • Amazon buys EPL rights in UK in 1st for an internet platform

    Amazon buys EPL rights in UK in 1st for an internet platform

    The 20 additional matches will cost the telco £90m, bringing the total cost for 52 games to £975 million over three years. BT bought the other package for £885m, down from its current £960m and for fewer matches.
    Dimitrov bows out of Open in straight sets

    Dimitrov bows out of Open in straight sets

    The smash to end it wasn't his only one of the match. "I always play well at a Slam and always build my form to peak at a Slam. Djokovic was back with his former coach, Marián Vajda, who said Djokovic was not at his best at Roland Garros , but improving.
    Brazilian striker Neymar makes spectacular return as Brazil beats Croatia 2-0

    Brazilian striker Neymar makes spectacular return as Brazil beats Croatia 2-0

    The 26-year-old cut inside and skipped past two defenders before blasting the ball home off the underside of the crossbar. The five-times world champions have one more friendly before the tournament, against Austria in Vienna on June 10.
  • Trump takes more shots at Trudeau via Twitter

    Trump takes more shots at Trudeau via Twitter

    The group says that there are 110,000 U.S. jobs directly tied to USA pork exports to Mexico as well as to other countries. US-Mexico trade is worth about $600 billion annually and about 16 per cent of US goods go to its southern neighbour.
    European Union  joins battle vs.Trump tariffs

    European Union joins battle vs.Trump tariffs

    The administration is taking the action under a relatively obscure USA trade law meant to protect national security . Fears of a global trade war are already weighing on investor confidence and could hinder the global economic upturn.
    Aluminum and steel users disappointed with imposition of hefty USA  tariffs

    Aluminum and steel users disappointed with imposition of hefty USA tariffs

    Bruno Le Maire, France's minister of the economy and finance, said the USA tariffs are "unjustified, unjustifiable and unsafe ". Meanwhile, the OECD says threatened new trade barriers and rising oil prices could hurt long-awaited global economic growth.
  • Nabil Fekir: Liverpool close to £53m deal for Frenchman

    Nabil Fekir: Liverpool close to £53m deal for Frenchman

    The two clubs have agreed a transfer fee of 65 million euros plus 7 million in add-ons . The France worldwide is on the verge of a move to Anfield ahead of the World Cup.
    Ariya vaults into lead at US Women's Open

    Ariya vaults into lead at US Women's Open

    Ariya kicked it into high gear on the back nine by draining four birdies in five holes beginning at the par-five 11th hole. When Jutanugarn rose to No. 1 in the world for the first time last summer, she admittedly wasn't ready for it.
    Nigeria's kit sold out minutes after release

    Nigeria's kit sold out minutes after release

    Footballers including Arsenal's Alex Iwobi and ex-Cheslea man Jon Obi Mikel will be donning the jerseys as they lead the side. The Nigeria team will play in the kit for the first time in the friendly match against England at Wembley on Saturday June 2.


Most liked

Amazon Echo Look now available to everyone in the U.S.
Amazon said that its Echo Look , an Alexa-powered device that will give you fashion advice, is generally available in the U.S. Getting people to use Alexa keeps them tied to Amazon's services and ultimately buying more from the online retailer.

Arsenal plan talks with reps of Man Utd midfielder Fellaini
However, Jurgen Klopp is ready to let Salah go, as reports claim that he has already found a replacement for him in Nabil Fekir.

LeBron James likens Golden State Warriors to New England Patriots
To end the first half, he made a 34-foot 3-pointer to trim the deficit to six after the Cavaliers held a 13-point advantage. The last sweep in the Finals was San Antonio over Cleveland in 2007 in James' debut trip to the championship round.

Texas man bitten by severed rattlesnake head
Jennifer Sutcliffe's husband was reportedly bitten by the beheaded snake on May 27 at his home near Lake Corpus Christi. The man decapitated it with a shovel and later bent down to get the snake when the severed head bit him - twice.

Ahead of North Korea summit, Trump softens Iran rhetoric
So now we want to know how the regime did it, and most importantly, who else helped the regime to achieve that goal. Trump added that he hoped someday US relations with Kim's secretive Pyongyang government could be normalized.

Drone footage reveals devastation after Fuego volcano eruption
A large plume of ash spewed into the sky from the mountain as more molten volcanic material spread down Fuego's south side. Francis sent a telegram of condolence Tuesday, saying he was "profoundly sorry" to learn of the high toll.

Mattis Says China Trying to Intimidate, Coerce Neighbors in South China Sea
Mattis is speaking at the Shangri-La Dialogue conference that includes defense chiefs, analysts and other leaders from the region. This month, China's air force landed bombers on disputed islands and reefs in the South China Sea as part of a training exercise.

Virat Kohli sole Indian in Forbes` 2018 list of highest paid athletes
The American pugilist Mayweather has been ranked as the world's highest-paid athlete for the fourth time in seven years. The Forbes list factored in prize cash, salaries and bonuses earned between June 1, 2017 and this past June 1.

Giuliani Readies Formal Call for FBI Documents in Mueller Talks
Ryan also rejected Trump's claim that FBI investigators illegally placed an informant inside his campaign. He was also on "Celebrity Apprentice" with Trump.

New study says women with early stage breast cancer can avoid chemotherapy
The current study involved more than 10,000 women and focused on those whose scores were in the middle range, from 11 to 25. A sample of the tumour is tested after surgery for 21 genetic markers, which indicate if it could grow and spread.

Top North Korean Official Visits President Trump At White House
President Trump announced Friday that his on-again-off-again meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is once again on. Kim is expected to president a letter from Kim Jong Un (kim jawng oon), the North Korean dictator, to Trump.

Lava from Hawaii volcano covers 8 square miles
Hawaii Civil Defence Administrator Talmadge Magno has advised people to stand at least 1,000 feet back from the area. Footage has also now emerged of lava flow from fissures crashing into the Pacific Ocean in Kapoho Bay.

Roseanne says she ‘begged’ ABC to save her show
Shortly thereafter, her agency, ICM Partners, dropped Barr as a client, and Viacom networks pulled reruns of her show off the air. The ABC network called her comment "abhorrent" and promptly cancelled the sitcom , which was revived this year.

Melania a no-go for G7 meeting or Singapore summit
Stephanie Grisham , the first lady's communications director, told ABC News that the first lady will be skipping the trips. Her mother, Amalija Knavs, was seen walking along the White House grounds around midday Friday.

Vermont will pay you $10,000 to move there, work remotely
But maybe you need a little extra incentive to make the switch and try to convince your boss to let you work from home . The legislation is just one of the northeastern state's latest efforts to counter its aging population.