On Wednesday, Sen. John McCainJohn McCainA Cabinet position for Petraeus; disciplinary actions for Broadwell after affair Meet Trump’s ‘mad dog’ for the Pentagon Wrestling mogul McMahon could slam her way into Trump administration MORE (R-Ariz.) delivered a strongly worded speech criticizing the claim in the letter. Since then a number of other Republicans have expressed disagreement with the charge. On Thursday, House Speaker John BoehnerJohn BoehnerLobbying World 'Ready for Michelle' PACs urge 2020 run News Flash: Trump was never going to lock Clinton up MORE (R-Ohio) BoehnerJohn BoehnerLobbying World 'Ready for Michelle' PACs urge 2020 run News Flash: Trump was never going to lock Clinton up MORE-bachmann-charge-against-huma-pretty-dangerous" href="http://thehill.com/blogs/global-affairs/middle-east-north-africa/238975-boehner-bachmann-charge-against-huma-pretty-dangerous">called the claim "pretty dangerous."

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Bachmann, later on in the day on Wednesday, issued a statement saying the letter was being "distorted" by critics and the media.

"The letters my colleagues and I sent on June 13 to the Inspectors General of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice and the Department of State ... are unfortunately being distorted," Bachmann said in the statement responding to McCain's comments.