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Ryan's defense for Trump: 'He's new at this'

Thursday, June 08, 2017 - 00:52

When asked about President Donald Trump's interactions with former FBI Director James Comey, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Trump ''was new at this'' and probably not ''steeped'' in FBI independence from the White House. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday, asked about President Donald Trump's interactions with former FBI Director James Comey, said Trump "was new at this" and probably not "steeped" in FBI independence from the White House. "He's new in government, and so therefore I think he's learning as he goes," Ryan told reporters at a news conference. "I'm not saying it's an acceptable excuse. It's just my observation."

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Ryan's defense for Trump: 'He's new at this'

Thursday, June 08, 2017 - 00:52