Paul Ryan: Loretta Lynch, Bill Clinton Meeting ‘Absolutely Inappropriate’

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) answers questions during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol June 23, 2016 in Washington, DC. Ryan addressed the continuing sit-in on the floor of the House of Representatives by members of the House Democratic caucus during his remarks. (Photo by
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan tells Wisconsin talk-radio host Charlie Sykes that he is looking into President Bill Clinton’s meeting with Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

Ryan called the meeting between Clinton and Lynch, which occurred last week, “absolutely inappropriate.”

“I can’t imagine what she was thinking,” he added of Lynch, as her Justice Department is responsible for overseeing an investigation into presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server during her time as Secretary of State.

“It taints the entire thing,” Paul added.

FBI director James Comey is holding a press conference Tuesday morning. The press conference comes after Clinton was interviewed by the FBI for three and a half hours on Saturday.

“James Comey is a real stand up guy,” Ryan told Sykes prior to the press conference. “I do believe that his integrity is unequaled.”

“I’m going to meet with a number of my colleagues to discuss this,” Ryan added.

Ryan also said he thought Lynch’s response to the meeting with Clinton was “very strange.”

“I think she actually did more harm than good,” Paul added.