House Speaker Paul Ryan is calling for the director of national intelligence to “block” Hillary Clinton from accessing classified information as the Democratic presidential nominee. His comments come after FBI Director James Comey said Clinton, who used a private email server during her time as secretary of state, was “extremely careless” in her handling of classified information. Comey chose not to recommend charges against Clinton.
“I think the DNI, the director of national intelligence, should block [Clinton’s] access to classified information,” Ryan told Fox News host Megyn Kelly Tuesday night, “given how recklessly she handled this during the presidential campaign.”
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a failed Republican presidential hopeful, also reacted to the decision negatively. He claimed Tuesday the FBI’s decision not to recommend charges against Hillary Clinton “threatens the rule of law” and is demanding “full access” to all the information the agency used in its probe. In the statement, Cruz questioned the integrity of FBI Director James Comey.
Of course, Donald Trump was also highly baffled by the decision. He made remarks about how Hillary could have exposed the U.S. to foreign enemies, and lambasted her criminal actions in a North Carolina rally last night.