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Paul Ryan rides to Jeff Sessions' defense

The Speaker of the House says he doesn't see a reason for the attorney general to recuse himself, except when Sessions himself is the subject of an investigation. That's new.

Why it matters: Ryan and his fellow Republicans in Congress are demanding Congress be allowed to handle the investigation through their respective intelligence committees. They say it's because they must protect sourcing and intelligence gathering.

QuoteAt the end of the day, we have to protect our intelligence assets. — Speaker Ryan
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