Paul Ryan tries to deflect questions on Trump Jr. meeting


WASHINGTON- With information coming out about Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer, Paul Ryan has been avoiding questions on the matter. When asked about the issue on Wednesday, Ryan said that it is special counsel Robert Mueller’s job to investigate the matter, and that it was unacceptable that Russia tried to meddle in the presidential election.

Politicians like Paul Ryan will continue to say that Russian interference is unacceptable without ever saying anything meaningful about the President himself. Despite his shady dealings, Trump has more or less kept the support of his party. People like Ryan may publicly try to wash their hands with him, but the truth is that they will capitulate and end up supporting Trump in the end, just like every other time that Trump or one of his associates has ‘crossed the line.’

The Associated Press in conjunction with The Washington Post reports:

The Latest on the controversy surrounding a meeting last summer between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer promising damaging information on Hillary Clinton (all times local):

10:34 a.m.

House Speaker Paul Ryan is deflecting questions about the latest revelation of President Donald Trump’s son meeting last June with a Russian lawyer for possible dirt on Hillary Clinton.

Ryan told reporters on Wednesday that it’s important to get to the bottom of what happened, but that’s a job for special counsel Robert Mueller and the congressional intelligence committees.

According to emails released Tuesday by Donald Trump Jr., he appeared eager to accept information from the Russian government that could have damaged Clinton’s campaign.

Ryan said it is “absolutely unacceptable” that Russia meddled in the presidential election. He said it was “very important that these professionals do their jobs” in the investigations.


9:45 a.m.

President Donald Trump is pushing back against any reports of dysfunction in his administration, writing on Twitter that the White House is “functioning perfectly, focused on HealthCare, Tax Cuts/Reform & many other things.”

The president, who typically watches a steady diet of news on cable television, adds that he has “very little time for watching T.V.”

Trump was spending part of his morning responding to reports that he has raged against the latest development with Russia. He has defended the meeting that his eldest son had last June with a Russian lawyer that appear to show Donald Trump Jr. was eager to accept information from the Russian government to damage Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

Read more at The Washington Post.

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