Ryan says special counsel Mueller is not 'biased partisan'

Collins' comments concerned Robert Mueller, who has been appointed as special counsel to investigate Russian election interference.

Ryan was asked on local Wisconsin radio Monday morning about why Republicans aren't doing more to protect President Trump from Mueller's investigation and those being conducted by Congressional committees.

Weber pointed to special counsel Robert Mueller's friendship with ousted FBI Director James Comey, and lawyers on Mueller's investigative team's past donations to Hillary Clinton.

"We could divide this into separate bills and take a look at serious flaws, the most serious of which is the collapse of the insurance markets in several counties throughout the country", Collins said.

"I don't think many people are saying Bob Mueller is a person who's a biased partisan. He's really sort of anything but".

While the president has called Mueller's investigation a "witch hunt", Ryan said a special counsel "depoliticizes this stuff", and "gets it out of the political theater". "I don't think it is a good approach to replacing legislation", Collins said.

Ryan's defense of Mueller comes one day after White House counselor Kellyanne Conway slammed Mueller for his "band of Democratic donors".

The only reason firing Mueller makes sense on Trump's terms is if Trump finds it so intolerable that this investigation has reportedly spread from a Russia-collusion story to his business dealings that he simply can't let it go, either because he thinks it's so unfair or because he has things to worry about in his past.

"So what we're not focused on doing is spending all of our time on Russian Federation, spending all of our time on this intrigue", Ryan concluded. "And we're going to keep working on our agenda to address the real problems that people care about so that we can improve people's lives, which is why we're here".

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