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House Speaker Paul Ryan reaction to Manafort indictment

DARIEN, Wis. (CBS 58) -- After touring a Wisconsin manufacturing company Monday, House Speaker Paul Ryan brushed aside questions about the first indictments in the special council's investigation into the trump campaign.

"It's big news, but this is what you get from a special council," Ryan said. "I really have nothing to add because I haven't even read it."

Sen. Ron Johnson stuck to his message that special council Robert Mueller should remove himself from the investigation because of his ties to former FBI Director James Comey. Ryan would not say if he agreed.

"This is what Bob Mueller was tasked to do," Ryan said. "I haven't read the indictments. I don't know the specific details of the indictments. But that's how the judicial process works."

Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-WI, weighed in on twitter, saying the indictments were serious and the investigation must continue. Rep. Sean Duffy, R-WI, says he wants to know how many of the charges are from after Paul Manafort joined Trump's campaign.

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