Wednesday, April 25th

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan announces his retirement during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. He will serve his full term and retire in January.(Photo: Getty Images)

Outgoing Speaker of the House Paul Ryan endorsed a successor for the job and again said special counsel Robert S. Mueller III should not be fired by President Trump in an interview on "Meet the Press" Sunday.

The Wisconsin Republican, who announced he will not run for re-election last week, also defended his legacy in the interview and said he had no plans to run for office down the road but wouldn't completely rule it out. 

“You never say never I suppose, but I have no plans to do anything,” he said.

Looking relaxed and repeating that his decision was centered on his desire to spend more time with his wife and teenagers, Ryan said he would stay involved in issues important to him such as entitlement reform, taxes and the military.