Williams: AG's decision 'failure of our justice system'

U.S. Rep. Roger Williams, R-Austin, said Thursday it is entirely possible the security of the United States has been threatened by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's loose handling of classified emails.

"There are those who have committed far lesser crimes who have faced far harsher consequences," Williams said. "The attorney general’s decision not to prosecute Secretary Clinton is a failure of our justice system."

In his speech on the House floor, he noted the 110 classified emails found by the FBI to have been sent or received on Clinton's private server.

"The revelations of the past few days have been at best an injustice and at worst government corruption at the highest degree," Williams said. "It appears she will walk away without punishment."

Cyber security has become "one of the most important pillars of national security," Williams said, "…this carelessness is totally unacceptable."

His criticism of Attorney General Loretta Lynch included the perception of impropriety.

"What is even more unacceptable is that the nation's top prosecutor met with Secretary Clinton's husband, former President Bill Clinton, in private one week before the justice department decided not to press charges," Williams said.

He called the whole process "a real disaster" in a Burleson Star interview earlier this week.

"The Clintons make up the rules as they go along, and they've been doing that for 25 years," Williams said in that interview.

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