Last week House Speaker Paul Ryan submitted a request to the Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, asking that he deny any classified information to be sent to Hillary Clinton during the rest of the presidential election. We have the response, and it’s not a good one. Clapper has stated that he won’t honor the House Speaker’s request and Clinton will receive classified information as long as she is the democratic nominee for the President.
Ryan wanted Clinton not to receive any classified information because despite the FBI saying that they won’t press charges on her for her email scandal, they still said Clinton was “extremely careless”. In the request, Ryan wrote, “There is no legal requirement for you 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.” All Ryan was doing was protecting more classified information from Clinton that could have been mishandled.
However Clapper denied that request saying, “Candidates are advised of the classified nature of the material, and operation and policy matters are not addressed. Accordingly, I do not intend to withhold briefings from any officially nominated, eligible candidates.” So basically Clapper is saying that even though Clinton was “extremely careless” in handling classified information, he is going to supply her with even more classified information should she get the democratic nomination.
Clapper also added that presidential and vice presidential candidates have received classified information since 1952. Just because candidates in the past have received them doesn’t mean that the current candidates should receive them. Clinton could have put the entire nation in jeopardy and yet she escaped any charges and is going to be handed even more classified information. What kind of message does that send to the people of the United States?
So we are going to reward someone who could have jeopardized the safety of the citizens of the United States by deleting classified information, with even more classified information? That doesn’t make a lot of sense, considering that if any other person were to do this they would be in jail. But if you’re Clinton, you still get to run for the highest office in the land.
This is even further proof that Clinton cannot win the election in November. She has proven how careless she can be with secret information, yet the FBI director and the Director of National Intelligence see nothing wrong with it. It’s up the American people now to stop Clinton from possibly endangering the country even more.