the hill: “Russia is a global menace led by a devious thug. Putin should stay out of this election," Ryan's spokesman Brendan Buck said in the statement. By Jessie Hellmann
'The strong language was notable given comments from GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump earlier in which he said he hoped Russia had presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s emails from her use of a private email server.
'“If they hacked, they probably have her 33,000 emails. I hope they do,” Trump told reporters on Wednesday at a press conference at his Miami-area hotel. “They probably have her 33,000 emails that she lost and deleted. You'd see some beauties, so we'll see.”'