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Paul Ryan Says He's Seen 'No Evidence' FBI Spied On Trump Campaign

He said he agrees with House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy's assessment that the FBI didn't do anything wrong.
Posted at 7:53 PM, Jun 06, 2018

House Speaker Paul Ryan says he hasn't seen any evidence to support President Donald Trump's claims that an FBI informant spied on his presidential campaign. 

We know an FBI informant assisted in the Russia investigation and that he had contact with Trump campaign associates. But Ryan refuted Trump's claim that that informant "spied" on his presidential campaign. 

That puts Ryan in agreement with House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, who has said the FBI did nothing wrong by using an informant in its investigation.

Ryan told reporters Wednesday, "I have seen no evidence to the contrary [to] the initial assessment that Chairman Gowdy has made, but I want to make sure that we run every lead down and make sure we get final answers to these questions."

It's unclear what questions lawmakers still want answered, but one lawmaker, Rep. Devin Nunes, has requested more documents about the matter. 

Nunes, along with Ryan and Gowdy, attended a briefing on the situation with Justice Department and FBI officials last month. He's the only one of the three who hasn't publicly broken with the president's spying claims.

Additional reporting by Newsy affiliate CNN.