U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan says his advice to President Trump is to let Robert Mueller do his job as special counsel. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan has some advice for President Trump: Let Robert Mueller do his job as special counsel. He made the comments to reporters at a news conference on Tuesday. Trump has been publicly dismissive of the Russia investigation for months. A Trump confidant, Chris Ruddy, told "PBS NewsHour" on Monday the president was weighing whether to fire the special counsel, former FBI Director Robert Mueller. Such a move would be bound to unleash a storm of fresh charges that Trump is seeking to hinder the Russia investigation. Newt Gingrich, a former Republican House of Representatives Speaker and Trump ally who initially praised the choice of Mueller, complained this week that Mueller had hired too many Democrats. Gingrich told CBS "This Morning" that Trump called him on Monday night to discuss Mueller but he did not think the president was considering firing him. The Intelligence Committee is one of several congressional panels looking into the Russia issue, alongside Mueller's probe. Russia has denied interfering in the U.S. election. The White House has denied any collusion with Moscow.