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MSNBC’s John Heilemann: Paul Ryan Is ‘No Longer On Team USA’

Left: MSNBC screenshot, John Heiliemann Right: (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Justin Caruso Contributor

MSNBC commentator John Heilemann argued Thursday that House Speaker Paul Ryan is “no longer on Team USA” because he won’t sack Rep. Devin Nunes as chairman of the House Intel Committee.

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“Paul Ryan is now no longer on team USA, or on even team old Republican Party,” Heilemann said.

“He is on team Nunes, which means he’s on team Trump, which means to some extent they’re all–they’re advancing in some sense, the interests of Russia. This is–this is what Russia wants here. And I continue to be baffled by Ryan’s behavior.” (RELATED: Paul Ryan Explains Why GOP Voted To Make Their Memo Public [VIDEO])

“But we now have a clear signal that Ryan is utterly supine and this–he’s backed Nunes, he’s saying, to the extent that Nunes is saying, ‘We don’t care about Russian meddling in the 2016 election, what we’re going to do is investigate the FBI,’ which is what Nunes is saying. Ryan has come out and endorsed that view. And I find that utterly stunning.”

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