House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday that he is not ready to support presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. In an appearance on CNN’s “The Lead with Jake Tapper,” Ryan said he wants to support his party’s nominee, but that he simply cannot do so just yet. “I hope to though, and I want to,” Ryan said just after 4 p.m. ET.
Since 1952, the parties’ nominees for president have received classified national security briefings. The FBI may be investigating whether Hillary Clinton’s private email server arrangement endangered top-secret materials, but the White House is confident she will properly handle any classified information she might get in CIA briefings arranged for the two parties’ presidential nominees. Since 1952, the U.S. intelligence community has given classified briefings to the Democratic and Republican nominees.
Prince also had a dangerously low red blood cell count, indicating he had been ill, Minneapolis ABC affiliate KSTP-TV said, citing two unnamed law enforcement officials. A spokeswoman for the local medical examiner’s office that conducted a post-mortem examination of Prince declined to confirm the reports. The cause of Prince’s death remained undetermined.