Speaker Ryan reacts to FBI email scandal decision

House Speaker Paul Ryan has said that Hillary Clinton should not have further access to confidential information after her email scandal and asked FBI Director James Comey to explain to Congress why he recommended that no charges be filed against Clinton.

In a statement on the investigation on Tuesday, Comey slammed Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server while Secretary of State.

“Although we did not find clear evidence that Secretary Clinton or her colleagues intended to violate laws governing the handling of classified information, there is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information,” he said.

Comey went on to explain why the FBI decided not to recommend charges.

“In looking back at our investigations into mishandling or removal of classified information, we cannot find a case that would support bringing criminal charges on these facts,” he said. “All the cases prosecuted involved some combination of: clearly intentional and willful mishandling of classified information; or vast quantities of materials exposed in such a way as to support an inference of intentional misconduct; or indications of disloyalty to the United States; or efforts to obstruct justice. We do not see those things here.”

House Speaker Paul Ryan was one of many Republicans to criticize Clinton and the FBI decision.

“She grossly was negligent, she mishandled classified information and now she wants to be commander-in-chief,” Ryan said.

Ryan said that despite the fact that no charges have been recommended, that Clinton should still be blocked from receiving classified information after the convention.

It is usual for nominees from both parties to have access to classified documents after they are confirmed at their respective party conventions.

 

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