FBI interviews Hillary in criminal probe

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On Saturday the FBI interviewed presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton about her use of a private email server to conduct official government business while Secretary of State, according to campaign spokesperson Nick Merrill.

Merrill issued a statement on behalf of the campaign, which said Clinton agreed to the interview without being coerced and was happy to cooperate with investigating authorities. The statement also said Clinton will not discuss the matter further.

“Secretary Clinton gave a voluntary interview this morning about her email arrangements while she was Secretary. 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 investigative process, she will not comment further on her interview.”

The Clinton team continues to call it a review, while the Justice Department has labeled it a “criminal” investigation.

The interview indirectly coincided with a Monday meeting at the Phoenix Airport between Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who is overseeing the investigation, and former President Bill Clinton.

Lynch said the meeting with Bill Clinton had nothing to do with the investigation, but instead they discussed grandchildren. After Lynch was heavily criticized from conservatives who said it was inappropriate for Lynch to talk to Bill Clinton, she told reporters that she would not make the final decision on whether to prosecute Clinton. She said she would support the decision of the FBI and federal prosecutors.

Clinton was interviewed for nearly four hours.

 

 

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