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Ryan: Trump Threat To Revoke Security Clearances Is 'Trolling People'

The House speaker also said he would not invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to address Congress if he visits in the fall: "That's something we reserve for allies."

House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday downplayed a threat by President Trump to revoke security clearances for a number intelligence officials who served under President Barack Obama as "trolling" and not a political act.

"I think he's trolling people, honestly," Ryan told reporters. "This is something that is in the purview of the executive branch."

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