If it were up to Paul Ryan, Hillary Clinton would be barred from accessing any classified information that she may receive once she receives the Democratic nomination.
The Speaker of the House made the statement at a press conference Wednesday morning, just one day after FBI director James Comey announced that the bureau is not recommending any charges against Clinton for her use of a private email server as secretary of state.
“From my own experience, you get access to deeply classified material once you leave the convention on a regular basis,” he said at the conference, in reference to his running on the 2012 ballot with Republican nominee Mitt Romney.
“I think the (Director of National Intelligence James) Clapper should deny HIllary Clinton access to classified information during this campaign, given how she’s so recklessly handled classified information.”
Ryan was reiterating a comment he made Tuesday evening in an interview with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly, during which he discussed having received CIA briefings as the Republican vice presidential nominee.
The speaker said he was not sure whether it would plausible for Congress to act on that.
“A discussion or a call for administrative action I think is the least we can do given how she was recklessly handling classified material,” he said.