During a press conference on Capitol Hill Tuesday morning, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) would not discuss a report revealing that staffers on the House Judiciary Committee helped with President Donald Trump’s executive order barring immigrants from several predominantly Muslim countries.
“Congressional staffers help the administration all the time,” Ryan said when asked about the report.
He then referred questions about the report to Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), the chair of the House Judiciary Committee.
Politico reported Monday night that members of the committee worked on the order but that they were forced to sign nondisclosure agreements, leaving Republican leaders on the Hill in the dark about their efforts and the executive order.
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