House Speaker Paul Ryan joins every sentient being in expressing bafflement and outrage at FBI Director James Comey’s decision of no recommendation of indictments against Hillary Clinton, immediately after laying out one of the damning, slam-dunk cases of (at the very least) gross negligence in the handling of national security documents in US history. Ryan’s statement:

“While I respect the law enforcement professionals at the FBI, this announcement defies explanation. No one should be above the law…Declining to prosecute Secretary Clinton for recklessly mishandling and transmitting national security information will set a terrible precedent. The findings of this investigation also make clear that Secretary Clinton misled the American people when she was confronted with her criminal actions. While we need more information about how the Bureau came to this recommendation, the American people will reject this troubling pattern of dishonesty and poor judgement.”

Read Ryan's fulls statement at this link, where the writer also makes an excellent point about not getting distracted from the real issue by focusing on the FBI Director. One of the tried-and-true ways the Clintons have always evaded responsibility for their own misdeeds is by attacking the messenger. As tempting as it is to criticize James Comey, he is not the one who did so much damage to America and is now poised to become the first US President who couldn’t even get a security clearance in an honest system.