GOP mulls congressional action to punish Clinton

Ryan said House Republicans are “looking into” how Congress can respond and wouldn’t rule out appointing a special prosecutor to examine Clinton’s actions.

If the Obama administration takes no administrative action against Clinton, Ryan said, “we’ll look into seeing if that is something we can do as well.”

Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee met Wednesday morning and discussed taking legislative action, said Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., a member of the panel.

Republican members on the committee believe “as a first step” that Clinton should lose access to classified material, which she will begin receiving after the Democratic Convention when she officially becomes the party nominee. The GOP panel members believe Clinton’s carelessness with classified information while serving as secretary of state put the county and in particular members of the U.S. military at risk, Pompeo said.