Paul Ryan: FBI Decision Not to Indict Hillary ‘Defies Explanation,’ Needs More Investigation

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 16: House speaker Paul Ryan speaks to reporters during his weekly press briefing on June 16, 2016 in Washington, DC. Ryan addressed the comment Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made towards GOP leaders who've been critical of Trump to "be quiet.". (Photo by Evy Mages/Getty Images)

Republican U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan blasted the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Tuesday for its inexplicable decision not to indict Hillary Clinton.

FBI director James Comey decided not to recommend indicting Clinton at a press conference Tuesday even though he found “evidence” that Clinton potentially violated classified information laws.

Ryan said that “we need more information” about how the FBI came to its bizarre conclusion Tuesday. But Ryan’s language in the statement makes clear that he is being polite and showing “respect” to the FBI, and that he seems to feel the case will be litigated at the ballot box at this point, not by prosecutors.