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Ryan: House Will Call Comey To Testify On Clinton Investigation


House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., revealed Tuesday evening that FBI Director James Comey will be called to testify before Congress following his decision to recommend no criminal charges be filed against Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server while Secretary of State.

In an interview with Megyn Kelly of Fox News, Ryan questioned the conclusion reached by Comey in light of the case the FBI Director laid out regarding Clinton's mishandling of classified information.

"What really just mystifies me is the case he makes and then the conclusion he draws, and what bothers me about this is the Clintons really are living above the law," Ryan said. "They're being held by a different set of standards—that is clearly what this looks like."

He added, "This is why we're going to have hearings, and this is why I think Comey should give us all the publicly available information to see how and why they reached these conclusions."

Ryan indicated Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, chairman of the House Government and Oversight Committee, will call Comey to testify and noted the House Judiciary Committee has also sent the FBI chief a number of questions.

The House Speaker also suggested that the Director of National Intelligence should block Clinton's access to classified information.

In a statement on Tuesday, Comey described Clinton as careless in her use of a private email server but said he is not recommending criminal charges against the likely Democratic presidential nominee.

Comey noted that the Justice Department will make the final decision but said the FBI determined no charges are appropriate.

"In looking back at our investigations into mishandling or removal of classified information, we cannot find a case that would support bringing criminal charges on these facts," Comey said.

"To be clear, this is not to suggest that in similar circumstances, a person who engaged in this activity would face no consequences," he added. "To the contrary, those individuals are often subject to security or administrative sanctions. But that is not what we are deciding now."

Comey said the investigation determined that 110 e-mails sent or received on Clinton's server contained classified information.

by RTTNews Staff Writer

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