Ryan Urges Comey To Disclose If He Finds A Clinton Email ‘Smoking Gun’

AP

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) urged FBI Director James Comey to disclose publicly if he finds a “smoking gun” in the newly discovered batch of emails related to Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.

Ryan’s comments came in response to a question from conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, who asked whether Comey should publicize a “smoking gun” if he finds one.

Ryan first empathized with Comey’s decision to notify Congress that he was reviewing emails related to the Clinton private server probe.

“Yeah, look, I understand why he did what he did because imagine if he didn’t and we found out after the fact that he was sitting on this before the election. So I clearly understand why he did what he did,” Ryan replied.

“Hillary Clinton has no one to blame but herself. And she and Republicans are saying, if you’ve got something, you’ve got clear —put it out there,” the Speaker continued. “So yeah, I think if he’s gone through the process that he needs to go through to vet evidence and he’s got it, he should do it. I do agree with that. More disclosure is better, clearly.”

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