Ryan: House Will Question FBI Director On Clinton Email Probe

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House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) on Tuesday night called for a hearing on the FBI’s findings regarding Hillary Clinton’s used of a private email server during her time as secretary of state.

“We’re going to have hearings. Jason Chaffetz, Chairman of the Government Oversight Committee, is going to be calling up James Comey to ask questions. He didn’t answer any questions with the press. And our judiciary committee has sent a number of questions,” Ryan told Fox News’ Megyn Kelly. “There are a lot of unanswered questions here.”

FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday announced that he does not recommend prosecuting Clinton, but he said that the former secretary of state was “careless” with classified information.

Ryan said on Fox News that he was confused by Comey’s recommendation based on the FBI’s findings.

“What I don’t understand is after he lists this laundry list of violations, he comes to that conclusion,” Ryan said.

Other Republican House members are on board with Ryan’s call to hold hearings, including Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), the head of the House’s oversight panel.

“I do think it’s appropriate to hear from the FBI director and the inspectors general,” he said Tuesday, according to Politico.

During his interview on Fox News, Ryan also said that the director of national intelligence should block Clinton from reviewing classified information during the presidential campaign.

Watch Ryan’s interview via Fox News:

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  1. Avatar for pine pine says:

    After Comey,who will be next Justice Anthony Kennedy ? You didn’t like his decision either.Losing,losing lately Paul not a good look but you folks (GOP) learn to wear it well.I see Megyn wore a sleeveless dress didn’t want them tear stains to stick to anything.

  2. I almost sympathize with these increasingly desperate Republicans. They either need to pin a criminal act on Hillary, or pursue the presidency running on the qualifications of one Donald J. Trump.

  3. Ryan continued, “We’ll do anything to keep from actually having to pass legislation. We will investigate Comey, We will investigate the Justice Department, we will hold the Attorney General in contempt of Congress. Occasionally, we’ll take time off to vote to overturn Obamacare.”

  4. Megyn has the right to bare arms.

  5. Avatar for lcbo lcbo says:

    I wonder if they are contemplating giving Hillary another eleven hour infomercial showing everyone exactly how qualified she is to be president. 'Cos that worked out so well for them the last time.

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