Despite describing Hillary’s email debacle as “completely careless,” the FBI announced earlier today it would not recommend prosecution. Professor Jacobson covered the decision in more detail here.

Surprising? Not really. Maddening? Hell yes it is.

Responses across the political spectrum are trickling in and Speaker Ryan minced no words, rejecting Clinton’s “pattern of dishonesty and poor judgement”:

“While I respect the law enforcement professionals at the FBI, this announcement defies explanation. No one should be above the law. But based upon the director’s own statement, it appears damage is being done to the rule of 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 judgment.”

He tweeted his official response as well.

No one should be above the law… unless they’re a privileged member of the upper echelon of political bureaucracy, then to hell with the law. And the political elites are baffled by the latest global populist uprising…

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