Ryan: Not Charging Hillary Sets ‘Terrible Precedent’

Steve Guest Media Reporter
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said that with the FBI’s decision not to recommend charges for Hillary Clinton over her private email server, it appears damage is being done to the rule of law.”

“While I respect the law enforcement professionals at the FBI, this announcement defies explanation. No one should be above the law,” Ryan said. “But based upon the director’s own statement, it appears damage is being done to the rule of law.” (RELATED: FBI Recommends ‘NO CHARGES’ For Hillary Clinton [VIDEO])

[dcquiz] “Declining to prosecute Secretary Clinton for recklessly mishandling and transmitting national security information will set a terrible precedent,” Ryan argued. (VIDEO: ‘EXTREMELY CARELESS’ — FBI Director Comey Says Clinton Mishandled Classified Info)

“The findings of this investigation also make clear that Secretary Clinton misled the American people when she was confronted with her criminal actions. While we need more information about how the Bureau came to this recommendation, the American people will reject this troubling pattern of dishonesty and poor judgment,” Ryan said.

FBI Director James Comey announced Tuesday that no charges will be pursued against Clinton but that the former secretary of state sent or received 110 emails with classified information. (RELATED: TRANSCRIPT: FBI Director James Comey’s Statement On Hillary Clinton’s Emails)

During his press conference, Comey said, “There is evidence to support a conclusion that any reasonable person in Secretary Clinton’s position, or in the position of those government employees with whom she was corresponding about these matters, should have known that an unclassified system was no place for that conversation.”

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