Yes. This makes complete sense because if Trump and Pence are impeached he will automatically become President because he is Speaker of the House. However, then he would have to pardon them both to protect the office of President the next several hundred years.
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"Yeah, I don't agree with that," Paul Ryan said when asked about Trump's eyebrow-raising comments about Comey. (J.
"Yeah, I don't agree with that," Ryan told Axios when asked about Trump's eyebrow-raising comments about Comey last week.
"And he's not," Ryan added. "I like Jim Comey."
"I know that there are people on both sides of the aisle concerned by decisions that he made," he said. "I think he was forced into nearly impossible decisions. Understandably, he was going to be criticized for making those decisions, but I think he served his country ably."
Trump told Russians pressure off after firing 'nutjob' Comey
"I just fired the head of the F.B.I. He was crazy, a real nutjob," Trump reportedly told Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
"I faced great pressure because of Russia. That's taken off," he added, before then telling the pair, "I'm not under investigation."
But far from relieving pressure, that firing, and a subsequent report that Trump had asked Comey to stop an investigation in disgraced national security adviser Michael Flynn, actually ratcheted up the probe and resulted in the appointment of a special prosecutor, former FBI Director Robert Mueller.
Trump and his team had originally denied that the Russia investigation had anything to do with Comey's firing, saying it was based on his handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe. But Trump later acknowledged in an interview with NBC that the Russia investigation was a factor.