House Speaker Paul Ryan says Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton still compromised national security, even though the FBI says it will not be changing its decision not to file any charges over her use of a private email server while she was Secretary of State.
The Wisconsin Republican issued a statement Sunday, shortly after FBI Director James Comey told Congress his bureau would not change its earlier conclusion that Clinton appeared reckless with government information, but did not break any laws.
The letter came just a little more than week after Comey sent a letter to Congress indicating new emails may have been uncovered during a separate investigation. Comey said Sunday that they found no new information after a quick review of the files. Critics have questioned the timing of the first letter though, and the potential impact it might have had on the presidential election.
Still, Ryan said Clinton put the nation’s secrets at risk and compromised national security. “She simply believes she’s above the law and always plays by her own rules. This is a pattern with the Clintons, and the American people should not have to endure four more years of their scandal and baggage.
The Clinton campaign said it was confident the FBI leader would confirm its decision from July, and it’s glad the matter is resolved.