Speaker Ryan wants to see alleged Comey memo

Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan on Wednesday urged against jumping to conclusions in the wake of a report that President Trump earlier this year asked then-FBI Director James Comey to end the probe of former national security adviser Mike Flynn.

"We need the facts," Ryan told reporters. "It is obvious there are some people out there who want to harm the president but we have an obligation to carry out our oversight regardless of which party is in the White House and that means before rushing to judgment, we get all the pertinent information." 

He backed House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz's request to see the apparent February memo where Comey made these claims, along with other documents.

"The House Oversight And Government Reform Committee has appropriately requested this memo and I'm sure we're going to want to hear from Mr. Comey about why if this happened as he allegedly describes, why didn't he take action at the time," Ryan said. "There are a lot of unanswered questions."

Several Republicans said they want to hear from Comey and see the memo in the wake of Tuesday's New York Times report.

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