Speaker of the House Paul Ryan was floored by the FBI’s recommendation not to indict Hillary Clinton after Director James Comey laid out a powerful case against the Democrat presidential frontrunner.
Expressing deep concern for the erosion of the rule of law, Ryan said the FBI’s announcement “defies explanation,” and claimed Hillary “misled the American people when she was confronted with her criminal actions.”
“While I respect the professionals at the FBI, this announcement defies explanation. No one should be above the law,” Ryan stated.
While I respect the professionals at the FBI, this announcement defies explanation. No one should be above the law. pic.twitter.com/OqctxglquI
— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) July 5, 2016
On Tuesday, FBI Director James Comey publicly presented the bureau’s case against Clinton, highlighting that several emails were marked classified when they were sent or received on her mobile devices or on her private servers.
However, instead of recommending the Justice Department reprimand the former Secretary of State, Comey dismissed the severity of the actions.
“Comey said the key here is that investigators found no intent to break the law,” reports USA Today. “Cases that have been filed in similar cases have been based on ‘clearly intentional and willful mishandling of classified information’ or ‘indications of disloyalty to the United States.’ In the Clinton case, those elements were not found.”