Paul Ryan Sounds Off On Robert Mueller In A Statement No One Saw Coming (AUDIO)

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In a radio interview Monday morning, one Republican leader made some interesting comments that will have plenty raising their eyebrows in surprise. If President Donald Trump thought he’d have the support of his most ardent supporters when it applied to his criticism of Robert Mueller, he was sadly mistaken. In fact, surprisingly, some have even grown a pair and actually criticized the president himself.

One of those otherwise loyal Trump supporters would be House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis). Rather than cave to Trump’s insistence that Mueller is too biased to lead the special counsel investigating the allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, Ryan actually had the courage to defend Mueller. Ryan defended Mueller during an interview with radio host Jay Weber. He was asked by Weber why weren’t more Republicans defending Trump in what was becoming an obvious witch hunt. Ryan responded:

‘Remember, Bob Mueller is a Republican who was appointed by a Republican who served in the Republican administration who crossed over and stayed on ’til his term ended. I don’t think many people are saying Bob Mueller is a biased partisan. He’s really, sort of, anything but.

The point is we have an investigation in the House, an investigation in the Senate and a special counsel, which sort of depoliticizes this stuff and gets it out of the political theater, and that is, I think, better to get this off to the side. I think the facts will vindicate themselves, and then let’s just go do our jobs.’

He also reasoned that Trump’s Republican supporters weren’t trying to give too much fuel to the Russian fire.

‘What we’re not focused on doing is spending all our time on Russia, spending all of our time on this intrigue. We want to spend our time focusing on solving people’s problems. Working on the problems people care about, their problems. Not this stuff.’

The problem with this reasoning is that many across America DO care about the possibility the 2016 presidential election was rigged by the Trump campaign and Russia.

Ryan’s defense came after Trump attacked Mueller and even vaguely threatened Mueller. In an interview with the New York Times, he told reporters Mueller looking into his family finances would be crossing “a red line.”

You can listen to the entire interview below.

Listen to “Paul Ryan chats with Jay” on Spreaker.

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