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House Speaker Paul Ryan Calls on DNI to Revoke Clinton’s Security Clearance

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., writes a letter to DNI Director James Clapper requesting the intelligence community refrain from providing any classified information to former secretary of state Hillary Clinton. (Photo: Courtesy of Speaker Ryan's Office)
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., writes a letter to DNI Director James Clapper requesting the intelligence community refrain from providing any classified information to former secretary of state Hillary Clinton. (Photo: Courtesy of Speaker Ryan's Office)

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., writes a letter to DNI Director James Clapper requesting the intelligence community refrain from providing any classified information to former secretary of state Hillary Clinton. (Photo: Courtesy of Speaker Ryan’s Office)

WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., has written a letter to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper essentially asking to revoke Hillary Clinton’s security clearance. Speaker Ryan requested that the intelligence community refrain from providing any classified information to Secretary Clinton.

“Today I’m writing to formally request that you refrain from providing any classified information to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the duration of her candidacy for president,” Speaker Ryan wrote. “This is necessary to reassure the public that our nation’s secrets are secure.”

In addition, Speaker Ryan sent a letter to Director James Comey requesting that he release all of the unclassified findings from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) relating to the case. Director Comey is testifying today before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

Letter to Director Clapper
“As a former vice presidential nominee, I am keenly aware that Secretary Clinton is set to begin receiving classified intelligence briefings after the Democratic National Convention. However, Director Comey stated that ‘this is not to suggest that in similar circumstances, a person who engaged in this activity would face no consequences. To the contrary, those individuals are often subject to security or administrative sanctions.’ Given the FBI’s findings, denying Secretary Clinton access to classified information certainly constitutes appropriate sanctions. This is necessary to reassure the public that our nation’s secrets are secure.”

Letter to Director Comey
“Right now, there are simply too many unanswered questions. While we have started oversight hearings, as you stated earlier this week, ‘given the importance of the matter, I think unusual transparency is in order.’ I completely agree. That’s why I am requesting that you release all of the findings from your investigation. The American people deserve to know exactly what your investigation uncovered and why the FBI came to the decision to recommend that no criminal charges be brought against Secretary Clinton.”

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