March 27, 2017 / 9:13 PM / in 4 months

Ryan has 'full confidence' in House Intelligence election probe

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U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) arrives at his news conference after the House Republican meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. March 24, 2017.Yuri Gripas

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan has "full confidence" in the investigation of possible Russian influence on the 2016 U.S. election campaign being led by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, a Ryan spokeswoman said on Monday.

"Speaker Ryan has full confidence that Chairman Nunes is conducting a thorough, fair and credible investigation," Ryan spokeswoman AshLee Strong said in an emailed statement.

Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Editing by Leslie Adler

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