Ryan: Congress will not interfere with Mueller investigation

Ryan: Congress will not interfere with Mueller investigation
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House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanHenry Kissinger, Tim Cook among guests at White House state dinner Overnight Finance: Stocks fall hard | Trump sending delegation to China for trade talks | SEC fines Yahoo M over breach | Dodd-Frank rollback dominates banking conference To keep control of House, GOP must have McCarthy as next Speaker MORE (R-Wis.) said on Sunday that Congress would not interfere in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russian 2016 election meddling, despite legislation introduced by GOP members of the House to oust Mueller.

"We're not going to interfere with his investigation.  The investigation will take its course, and we will let it take its course," Ryan told Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday."

"We’re also doing our own investigations here in the House – and the Senate has one as well – into Russia and into Russia’s meddling in our campaign," he continued. 

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"So these Russian investigations will take their course.  We need to find out exactly what they did to our country, how and why they did it, and then how do we prevent them from doing it in the future.  And let these career professionals at DOJ just do their jobs and finish their job, and that’s what we’re going to do.  Let them do that," he said. 

Ryan's comments come after three GOP congressman introduced legislation to remove Mueller as special counsel because he was FBI director during an Obama-era Uranium One deal. 

Mueller's case appears to be moving rapidly and closing in on some of President Trump's associates.

Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his associate Rick Gates were charged with conspiracy against the United States and money laundering on Monday. 

Mueller also revealed on Monday that former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos had pleaded guilty to lying to FBI investigators about his contact with Russian actors during the campaign.

NBC reported on Sunday that the special counsel's now has enough evidence to charge Trump's former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and his son Michael G. Flynn as a part of the investigation.