Thursday, July 07, 2016

Ryan asks that Hillary not be given security briefings

Once a major presidential candidate becomes a party nominee they receive security briefings from the CIA. In light of Hillary Clinton's "extremely reckless" disregard of classified materials while she was secretary of state, the speaker of the House is proposing a change.

From ABC News:
House Speaker Paul Ryan will formally ask Director of National Intelligence James Clapper to deny Hillary Clinton access to classified information during the presidential campaign, ABC News has learned.

The Wisconsin Republican first proposed the idea in an interview Tuesday night, after FBI Director James Comey's announcement that the agency would not recommend criminal charges against Clinton over her private email use when she was secretary of state, which he also called "extremely careless."

"There is no legal requirement for your to provide Secretary Clinton with classified information, and it would send the wrong signal to all those charged with safeguarding our nation's secrets if you choose to provide her access to this information despite the FBI's findings," Ryan wrote in a letter to Clapper obtained by ABC News. "I firmly believe this is necessary to reassure the public that our nation's secrets are secure."

In a news conference Wednesday, Ryan again called on Clapper to deny Clinton's access to classified information. For decades, presidential nominees have received classified briefings from the administration after the party conventions.
If you want four--or eight years--or recklessness, then vote for Hillary Clinton in November.

Me? I'm ready for Trump Autumn.

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