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The Federal Bureau of Investigation interviewed Hillary Clinton Saturday as part of their investigation into her email scandal. The investigation might well be over at this point — as the feds have been working on it for over a year now.
- Hillary’s camp issued a statement shortly after the private, three-hour meeting in D.C
- The interview took place at the FBI Headquarters
- This is rumored to be the final step in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into whether Clinton broke any laws when she sent and received documents through her private email server
- The server was kept at her home while serving as Secretary of State
- “Secretary Clinton gave a voluntary interview this morning about her email arrangements while she was Secretary,” Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill said in a written statement. “She is pleased to have had the opportunity to assist the Department of Justice in bringing this review to a conclusion. Out of respect for the investigation process, she will not comment further on her interview.”
- Clinton admitted last year that she had made a mistake in allowing thousands of government documents to be sent and received through her email server kept at home
- Clinton maintains that she did not break any law, according to Reuters News Agency
- Officials familiar with the scandal and legal analysts said the meeting with Clinton would be towards the end of the investigation
- “That’s certainly a signal that they’re wrapping things up,” said Justin Shur, a former deputy chief of the Department of Justice Integrity Section who is now in private practice
- U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch stated Friday she’ll use recommendations from the FBI director and prosecutors to decide whether or not to charge Clinton
- Lynch had raised concerns about her ability to remain impartial in the investigation after meeting privately with former President Bill Clinton in Pheonix
- Agents and prosecutors will now have to compare what the said at the interview Saturday to other evidence they have gathered since the investigation began
- Additionally, they will have to analyze how the facts of the case apply to various federal laws that might have been violated
- More controversy hit the Clinton’s last week when Bill Clinton & Attorney General Loretta Lynch spoke on Lynch’s plane at an airport in Pheonix
- Lynch asserted that they did not discuss any pending investigations
- The conversation did spark an uproar as the Attorney General met with Hillary’s husband in private
- Republicans & Clinton rivals are calling for a third-party to be appointed to handle the case after they got wind of that conversation
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