Paul Ryan, GOP officials blast Clinton over FBI email findings

by Eliza Collins  |  published on July 6, 2016

House Speaker Paul Ryan blasted FBI Director James Comey’s decision Tuesday not to recommend charges against Hillary Clinton over her use of a private email server at the State Department, saying the “announcement defies explanation.”

“While I respect the law enforcement professionals at the FBI, this announcement defies explanation. No one should be above the law. But based upon the director’s own statement, it appears damage is being done to the rule of law,” Ryan said in a statement. “Declining to prosecute Secretary Clinton for recklessly mishandling and transmitting national security information will set a terrible precedent.”

A spokesman for the Republican National Committee said that even though the FBI did not recommend charges, the facts laid out were a “clear indictment” nonetheless.

Sean Spicer, speaking with CNN shortly after Comey’s announcement, said that he felt the FBI had done a fair and thorough investigation and downplayed the importance of actual charges. He added that the director’s characterization of Clinton’s email use clearly showed “somebody who doesn’t understand the importance of our national security.”

  • Robert Briggs

    07July,2016, Paul Ryan, Please at least revoke her Security Clearance!. MN1 Robert Briggs USN Retired

  • Edith McGlynn

    If the Republicans do not stand up for Mr. Trump they are no different than This FBI Agent. How can you be a good American if you do not stand up for our freedom and what is right? Mr. Trump looks better all of the time in came in blind about politics we are all much better off for his outlook on what he can do for this country.

  • Bob

    Well, Mr. Speaker, do something other than attack, run down and berate Mr. Trump, the presumptive nominee of YOUR party. You are the “Leader” in the House, follow the dang Constitution and Impeach the AG for not doing her job. Rather than letting the juvenile Democrats run the House with their adolescent behavior, take charge and be the adult in the room. YOU wanted the job…NO DO IT.

  • barbarakelly

    Yes Ryan I see that look on your face of dis-belief. Now do you understand why the American people are so Pissed off. Now you have a big job ahead of you to clean-up and put OUR COUNTRY BACK ON THE RIGHT TRACK. Stop being nice to the Dems, they don’t deserve it. Criminals are running that side of the fence. NO longer will be trust their dishonesty and lying to us. They have no integrity or honor. And of all things stop our money going overseas. Then put our military back in shape fast, I think we are going to need them. And last I don’t care how yoiu kdo it but get rid of the rat in the WH.

  • Timothy Raffety

    Here’s some more from our Declaration of Independence–Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments Long established should not be changed for light and transient causes: and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute DESPOTISM, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. And now in my humble opinion 1)Obama has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers. 2). He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount of payment of their salaries. 3). He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent swarms of Officers to Harass our people. 4). He has combined with others(Hillary) to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our Constitution (sharia law etc.), and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his assent to their acts of pretended legislation. 5). For depriving us, in many cases, of benefit of trial by Jury. This is just a small list of what obama has done and if elected hitlery will continue to do, but ten fold. Go Trump

  • Allan Scott

    Impeach Comey if before election time, he can find no fault with Hillary the witch getting millions of dollars to put into the CLINTON FOUNDATION from Saudi Arabia and other rag-head countries while she was Secretery of State.
    In fact, hang him.

    • Karll

      How about the $150 mil bribe to sell 20% of our uranium reserves
      to the Russians?

  • justinwachin

    Comey gave attorney general Lynch the cover she needs to not indict. Since Hillary is no longer Secretary of State she can’t be impeached. The best we can do now is to make sure she faces judgement from the voters. Mr. Comey remarks indicates that Hillary can’t be trusted to handle her job in a professional manner. The damage that her incompetence and sloppiness caused will never be known completely.

    • Karll

      She, 0bama, their minions and their lap dog media will
      simply say it was yet another “witch hunt”, and her retard
      constituents will believe it.

  • downdraft

    RYAN…you are a FAKE!
    While we share the criticism of Comey made by you…We just don’t TRUST YOU!
    Your statements represent to ALL OF US OUT HERE as simply LIES!
    Get out of that House of respect!

  • ralph

    Ryan has been and is working with Hillary the terrorist to take over America and to support Islmaic ISIS and he has been and is working against Trump he is a terrorist for he knows what he is doing

  • CharlieSeattle

    FBI Director James B. Comey is protecting his job and his pension ……NOT the rule of law or the US Constitution.

    FBI Director James B. Comey is not doing his job!

    Trump must arrest him and the entire muslim brotherhood administration under the RICO act!

  • Discusted



    Comedy’s decision to not charge Hillary for her crimes, he should be fired and tried for treason.

    • Abel

      Instead, he was very well paid.

      • Karll

        And a guarantee to keep his job if the corrupt sow is elected.

  • Sinnie Kemp

    Having Hillary as president will destroy this country. She will finish off what is left from Obama. She will continue Obama policies and she will just be exception as Obama is .
    Obama is getting away with murder because of his skin colour he is using “RACIST” to advance his agenda.

    Hillary as president she will also get away with murder because of her gender she will use “SEXIST” to advance her agenda.

    In fact we already have proof of her getting away with murder in Benghazi and traitor in the ‘Email’ case. Poor Trump cannot use either one as excuse.

    So hopefully that her supporters would open their eyes and see what Hillary really is.

  • Anouk

    Thanks to the Muslim traitor president we have. He certainly has a big part of responsibility for that treason.
    What a sad moment for our poor America. ALAS!

  • Patriot47

    Lip service from RINO Ryan.
    Put up or shut up.

  • Diane Brenner

    Like most of you here, I’m totally disgusted. It’s no wonder Hillary looks so smug in all her pictures. She knew dang well she wouldn’t be indicted, even though the evidence called for it. In view of this, it seems that she will also take the Presidency by the same corrupt means. I simply do not understand those who support her.

  • 7papa7

    this administration makes Nazi Germany look honorable.and trustworthy. I wonder how comey got paid off and with what.

  • exoticdoc2

    Ryan is so idiotic. Can’t politicians ever speak plainly? The announcement does NOT defy explanation. It is an Obamanation regime and they are protecting their corrupt, incompetent, worthless presidential candidate from the consequences of her own stupidity. The FBI was obviously saying as much as it felt it could get away with to point out that the Hildebeast should be prosecuted and was guilty, but there is pressure on them from behind the scenes. Again, only a total fool would ever vote for this corrupt skankbag. And this hypocrite claims we don’t want Trump’s finger near the button? Better his than that of this lying piece of trash.

  • John

    Comey left the American people to decide their fate. He informed them of all the violations that Hitlery is guilty of. If the American people are stupid enough to elect this b*tch to the presidency, then unfortunately something drastic will eventually take place. I for one, want to be on the side of the people working to keep America great. I will not support those that don’t even try, and expect a bigger government to steal from the producers to provide for the bums!

    • Sinnie Kemp

      That is true that he let the public know what crimes she had committed and let the public be the judge but:
      #1. It is his job to press charge when a crime had been committed.
      #2. He is a coward for not doing what he supposes to do. People pay him to do the job right not doing only half of the job and let the people finish it off which will be the ‘REVOLUTION’ in this case.

      • bobnstuff

        Sorry but it is not his job to press charges, he can advise but that’s all. He did his job, if Ryan doesn’t like it, to bad. Some people just can’t handle the facts and in this case as in all those hearings there is nothing to press charges on. You do know that Comey is a Republican.

        • John

          You obviously didn’t listen to his statement! Hitlerly is guilty as sin, but he’s not the one that is going to press charges. The American people will eventually pick a leader. If he disqualifies the b*tch, you left wing retards will burn the country down, and expect the hard working Americans to rebuild it! That’s what he doesn’t want to be responsible for! So go off in a closet and celebrate your gay rights!

          • bobnstuff

            He said that no prosecutor would press any charges. The case wouldn’t hold up in court. Just because you want something to be true doesn’t make it so. You say she is guilty but the facts say otherwise. Sorry but that’s just how it is. The Republicans will just have to fool enough people to vote for Trump if they don’t want her in the White House. Just a little note here, did you know that there are more republicans on welfare then Democrats. It’s the Democrats that cut the size of government and they tend to pass taxes to fund things unlike the spend but cut taxes republicans. Funny but in fact is those nasty Democrats that build up the country and the Republicans that try to suck us dry. Go look at history if you don’t believe me.

          • Abel

            She is guilty, learn to read. She is an undocumented felon in need of documentation and a free ride to Leavenworth.

          • bobnstuff

            There is no case, learn to read.

          • Born in the South and proud

            Nice comic book you been reading. Did it have words or just pictures.

          • bobnstuff
        • Marty

          Facts are facts. No one can look at the facts and still believe there was no case. And who gives a shit what party he belonged to. His job should not be political although we all know it doesn’t work that way.

          • bobnstuff

            Why is it that those who see the facts say there is no case but those who get their facts from the media believe there is a case. Maybe you are not getting facts but instead just lies. Maybe you shouldn’t trust the good people like Rush, Glenn and those other talking heads. It’s just like Benghazi, eight times Hillary has been cleared by the Republicans but those good people still insist that she is guilty.

        • Abel

          Comey is a Commie. What do you expect from an insider, truth and action?

          • bobnstuff

            Then he is one of those Republican Commies. He was first appointed by Bush. Obama picked him because he was above any politics.

      • Marty

        Sinnie, you are right on #2. #1, it is not his job to prosecute, only to recommend prosecution to the AG. Only the AG has the job of prosecution.

        • Abel

          And she won’t.

          • Marty

            Of course not. Wench is just as corrupt as the rest of them. They don’t care about the rule of law.they are all above the law.

        • Sinnie Kemp

          But his recommendation to press no charge that gave the DOJ the way out not to do it.
          His has proofs of Hillary wrong doing he should recommend she should be charged and let the DOJ made the decision to press charge or not.

          This was a set up agreement behind closed door.

      • David Stewart

        He’s not a coward, merely another teat-trained bureaucrat. You, if you had any farm background, should know how hard it is to wear a yearling calf!

  • Larry

    Martial Law has been Obummers dream since he came into office and he has prep’d the left population to surrender their freedoms, in which the non interested pretend they are using. Instead they are the sheep following the wolf to their deserved end. God save America and he is the only one who can, but I’m not sure he wants too..

  • bobnstuff

    Expressed Powers of Congress

    Article I, Section 8 of Constitution lists 27 expressed powers of Congress
    Include power to declare war, levy taxes, regulate commerce and currency

    The 27 expressed powers of Congress listed in Article I, Section 8 of
    the Constitution grant the legislative branch a huge amount of authority
    over American national policy, both foreign and domestic.

    most important powers include the power to tax, to borrow money, to
    regulate commerce and currency, to declare war, and to raise armies and
    maintain the navy. These powers give Congress the authority to set
    policy on the most basic matters of war and peace.

    Congress’s other expressed powers are wide-ranging, including:
    The power to establish rules to allow foreign-born immigrants to become citizens of the United States
    The power to make rules for bankruptcies
    The power to punish counterfeiters
    The power to set up a national post office
    The power to provide for copyrights and patents to protect the work of inventors and artists
    The power to organize all federal courts below the Supreme Court
    The power to punish pirates
    The power to hire pirates to attack foreign enemies
    The power to make rules to regulate the conduct of the armed forces
    The power to call out the militia to defend the country from invasions or insurrections
    The power to organize and discipline the militia
    The power to govern the federal capital (Washington, DC)
    The power to acquire lands from the states for use by the federal government
    And, last but definitely not least:

    The power to “make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing powers….”

    Do you see holding endless hearing for nothing to do with passing laws a one of their duties?

  • Larry

    The fix as it is being said is in and will continue as long as the demorats continue to be the traitors to our great America. It is going to lead to another civil war because power leads to corruption as it has been the case for the last 20 + years.

  • johncq1

    The entire political landscape is more predictable than a soap opera. We were told if we get the house things will change we did and it didn’t. We were told if we get rid of pelosi things will change we did and it didn’t. We were told if we get the senate things will change we did and it didn’t. We were told if we get rid of reed this will change we did and it didn’t.
    So why would anyone ever think any portion of the clinton royalty would be punished?
    Why does anyone think it will be any different or better if any of the present presumptive candidates get elected?
    One wants to delete the constitution and the other doesn’t even know what it is.

  • Huffer

    I hate being correct in such important matters of human freedom and ignorance, but I’ve been following the Clinton’s rise to power and wealth from their days in Arkansas. Cocaine smuggling, cocaine use, lies, murder, prostituting young women, money laundering, death threats, etc, and more! They are more evil then Nicolae and Elena Ceausescu of Romania. In 1989 the military, in the middle of the night, went in and put an end to their reign of communist terror.
    I believe is time for a similar “1989” action by freedom lover’s in America.


  • bobnstuff

    Am I mistaken but isn’t the congress the arm of the government that creates laws and spends our taxes. When did their job become attacking politicians. Over the last few years the congress has spent more and more of their time on hearings that have nothing to do with legislation. What new laws came out of the Benghazi hearings? Ryan needs to go read the constitution and see what the responsibilities of the congress are. Maybe congress should start doing their job instead of trying to get the Clinton’s.

  • Richard Bagenstose

    if you cared about the law , you would have stopped oboma dead in his tracks when you became speaker, instead you funded all of his b/s, hopefully you will join boehner in november

  • Mike Zimmerman

    We prosecuted Germany and Japan for war crimes after they tortured POWs. We’re a signatory of the Geneva convention. What bush and Cheyney did with their so called “enhanced interrogation” methods was literally torture. If you’re not going to charge them with war crimes why are you so up in arms about emails? Let’s not forget that republicans during the Bush administration kept emails on the RNC’s computers, and deleted 22 million of them. Please spare us the Faux outrage, you hypocrites.

  • Dan

    Ewwwww….GOP officials blast Clinton over FBI email findings….So what are you going to do about it GOP officials?….You’re all Republicans for Hillary, this is playing out just the way you planned…

  • Jmanjo

    Well for the demo pukes we don’t buy this abdication of the FBI’s responsibility to protect our nation and Director Comey should be ashamed of his performance.

  • regulus30

    IF 51% of Americans are stupid enough to vote this old incompetent, senile corrupt COMMUNIST INTO OFFICE [51% of stupid DOES not make them correct] ; I will continue to remind anyone interested in the original Constitution and how it WAS written to PREVENT OBAMA AND HIS SAUL ALINSKY acolytes from doing exactly what they are;; think about this you liberals, it will be your grandchildren who will search the archives of history after they witness your 50/80 years of failed ideology and start the next REVOLUTION FOR FREEDOM.

  • CrustyOldGeezer

    Hey Paul?

    You got a moment?


    Thank your RINO friends in the senate for approving the most corrupt cabinet officials in the ENTIRE WORLD so they could appoint the most useless ANTI-AMERICAN garbage itno the top ‘leadership positions that the RINOs KNEW IN ADVANCE would work to destroy America from within!

    IF you really want to find the POOR PERFORMERS, look to your own party!



    If so, WHY???

    • Worried Vet

      It’s time for a new revolution. It’s the only way to wash away the corruption that has taken hold of the government. I have no doubt if we can’t Vote them out in November, civil war is sure to follow. We have to work hard to win this to avoid a civil war. I see it happening when the corruption is the elite laughing in out faces. They can do it but we can’t. It’s time for huge changes.

  • disqus_BAvz0LV7zw

    Hillary Clinton was saved from persecution by the political maneuver of the President, DOJ, and of course Bill Clinton. they are all lawyers who know how to escape their mountains of crimes. Without persecution, Hillary’s gravity of crimes was reduced to errors, mistakes, poor judgement, and just series of mistakes. Fact was by her actions, they were all deliberate for personal interests. However, the president and DOJ, decided a political maneuver to save her and continue her candidacy for the US president.
    Now, if her crimes were due to errors, mistakes, and poor judgement, how could she handle the office of the President. Do you America allow her to make those kinds of judgement, and errors for our country? Do you America want to repeat her series of the seriousness of her stupidities, or crimes against us? Please, I pray, away from Hillary Clinton. I believe she s a very dangerous women. She’ll do everything to obtain power. Her mouth is very filthy, and full of LIES AND CRIMES.

    • Shelly Shannon

      Exactly! And it is that poor judgement that will lead this nation into a third world country with Hillary Clinton at the helm.

    • Born in the South and proud

      Hell NO…… hill-r-kill go back to Ar. and stay there.

  • regulus30

    iF cOMEY HAS ANY PERSONAL DIGNITY LEFT HE WILL COMMIT SUICIDE.What is one more dead associate in the Clinton circle ; “what does it matter now any way”?

  • Son Shine

    It’s time the republican House and Senate come up with what they can do to get rid of these thugs running our country. FBI has found all crimes HILLARY did, now no one can dispute that and the Bengazie report has come out now elected officials do your job and prosecute all criminals in these cases and don’t forget Inspector Generals report. Enough evidence to over flow our prisons.

    • regulus30

      FBI rewrote the laws; Justice Roberts rewrote Healthcare to make it legal so what is going on here is governance by an oligarchy. Obama has set the stage for a rogue political machine that NO LONGER IS CONTROLLED BY Constitutional laws.

  • Gale

    ryan is a phony pathetic scumbag sob.

  • David Stewart

    Poor Ryan; he’s SO confused, trying to learn Boehner’s lines in order to appease everyone without having to take a firm stand on anything! Probably should play more golf.

    • t777

      David: excellent–yeah, Ryan’s not a good RINO, is he??? I think people have been seeing through these fakes for quite awhile.

      • maxx

        He’s still trying to figure out how he can get the democrats “weapons ban bill” voted on in the House. Too busy with that to be concerned with the real destruction of America and the Constitution. All of Congress needs to be arrested and prosecuted. To hell with impeachment. Citizen arrest them !!

  • regulus30

    Well Ryan act like you represent real Americans and begin a PROCEDURE to impeach the entire regime. I mean from the top down to all the corrupt scum in their big jobs; including Justice Roberts for avoiding and offending our CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS.

    • t777

      Regulus30: well said and it’s time for all the traitors to go….well beyond time.

      • regulus30

        I understand comfortable Americans NOT WANTING TO SACRIFICE their assets; BUT if we the people DO NOT RISE UP; this crap will continue. I am thinking a huge rally in DC virtually shutting it down even bigger than the Tea Party one in 2009, Shut it down until A pre-selected interim government is sent to occupy OUR HALLS OF LEGISLATION, EXECUTIVE AND JUDICIAL POSTS. This may be contrary to what liberals will call civil discourse; WE ARE WAY PAST NEGOTIATION and sometimes you must fight fire with fire to preserve our union.

        • maxx

          “The tree of liberty needs to be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants” – Thomas Jefferson

          • Retired

            The difference today is you fiend the good people suddenly die, some suicide with bullets in the back of the head or a pillow over the face.

          • regulus30

            got the sticker in my office window, got it when I ordered my Gadsden flag.

        • Born in the South and proud

          Amen brother

          • regulus30

            It’s ironic how it will probably be the South that saves America.

      • Timothy Raffety

        I think President Lincoln makes sense today by what he said in his speech in 1863: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness, that to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among men deriving their just powers from the ” CONSENT” of the governed, that whenever ANY form of Government becomes Destructive of these ends, it is the “Right of the People to alter or to Abolish it, and to Institute NEW GOVERNMENT”. It seems to me that James Comey and hussein (obama), Hitlery and the whole bunch are trying to infringe upon our pursuit of Liberty and Happiness ( 2nd Amendment, 4th Amendment and 5th Amendment) just to name a few. And now Paul Ryan needs to bring Congress and the Senate together to go ahead with criminal proceedings against hitlery and thus put an end to her run for the White House, they have the power that we as U.S. citizens empowered them with when we the people voted them into office.

        • t777

          Excellent idea. Let’s do it!

    • sue garrity

      I agree but in reality it will remain status quo. How did it get sooo bad? We trusted the people we elected with BLIND FAITH but now is the time to start with the fixes. Our first Black president didn’t work out so well. Let’s not let the first woman president be a failure too. It is time for impeachment of the corrupt to begin.

      • maxx

        Because the House Un-American Activities Committee was effectively abolished in 1975 and the work of Senator Joseph McCarthy to weed out communism in America was vilified by the democrat party (socialists).

      • regulus30

        we the people MUST MARCH ON “DC” AND shut it down and not leave until a new provisional government is in place.

    • Born in the South and proud

      Amen Ryan now put your abilities where your mouth is and do something, do anything other than stand around looking for a pacify. Give it your best shot, If you fail at least you will know you did your best and can respect your effort. Believe me the American people will know the difference. Trump 2016

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