U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan says he will follow the facts wherever they may lead when it comes to the Comey memo and the Russia investigation. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said "we need the facts" before rushing judgment on the latest development rocking the White House. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Ryan said he will follow the facts wherever they may lead when it comes to the Comey memo and the Russia investigation. According to a source who has seen a memo written by Comey, U.S. President Donald Trump asked then-FBI Director James Comey to end the agency's investigation into ties between former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn and Russia. The explosive new development on Tuesday followed a week of tumult at the White House after Trump fired Comey and then discussed sensitive national security information about Islamic State with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. The Comey memo, first reported by the New York Times, caused alarm on Capitol Hill and raised questions about whether Trump tried to interfere with a federal investigation. The White House quickly denied the report, saying in a statement it was "not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation between the president and Mr. Comey."