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Paul Ryan: 'Obviously' It’s Not Appropriate for Trump to Ask for Comey’s Loyalty

Comey said Trump asked for his loyalty during a one-on-one dinner at the White House

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    Former FBI Director James Comey released a prepared statement of his testimony ahead of a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing set for June 8. (Published Wednesday, June 7, 2017)

    House Speaker Paul Ryan said Wednesday it was “obviously” not appropriate for President Donald Trump to ask James Comey for “loyalty” after prepared testimony by the fired FBI director alleges the president did just that, NBC News reported.

    In a statement released Wednesday by the Senate Intelligence Committee, Comey said Trump asked for his loyalty during a one-on-one dinner at the White House. Comey said he replied that he could offer honesty.

    When asked if it was appropriate for the president to be asking the FBI director for such loyalty, Ryan told MSNBC’s Greta Van Susteren, "No, obviously, I don’t think that is."