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Clinton Email Probe: FBI to Interview Clinton Aides

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By    |   Monday, 28 Mar 2016 10:58 AM

The FBI is setting up interviews with a number of Hillary Clinton's aides as part of its investigation into Clinton's handling of classified materials on her private email server, reports The Los Angeles Times.

The interviews and the ensuing parts of the case are likely to continue well into the presidential primary season, said the Times. No dates have been set up with the interviewees, and the FBI may also plan to interview Clinton.

Clinton "first offered last August to meet and answer any questions they might have," said Clinton's campaign spokesman Brian Fallon. "She would welcome the opportunity to help them complete their work."

The FBI submitted declaration about the "pending investigation," reported Vice News.

The public statement said the FBI can't release records about its probe without "adversely affecting" the investigation.

Clinton appears unlikely to face prosecution in the case, experts told the Times.  

"The facts of the case do not fit the law," said American University law professor Stephen Vladeck. "Reasonable folks may think that federal law ought to prohibit what Clinton did, but it's just not clear to me that it currently does."

The case seeks to determine if Clinton and her aides distributed sensitive materials knowingly from her private server, which was outside the department's secured system. Clinton has denied sending out emails that were marked as classified.

The FBI is "likely nearing the end of the investigation," said James McJunkin, the former chief executive of the FBI's Washington field office. "The interviews are critical to understand the volume of information they have collected" to decide "whether there is a prosecutable case," McJunkin said.

The State Department released all 3,871 pages of Clinton's emails that it possessed.

Twenty-two of those emails contained "top secret" information, it said, but they were not classified top secret at that time. Clinton told her staff to delete 31,830 emails after she exited her job as secretary of state. The FBI has recovered most of those emails from her server and has found no evidence that anything from the server had been struck by foreign hackers, experts told the Times.

Democratic primary voters have "largely dismissed" the issue, said Democratic pollster Mark Mellman and it is a well-known part of the campaign, "baked into the cake for the general electorate."

The case, however, is "clearly disruptive," said Mellman. "It will take her off message and coverage about important aides being questioned is not coverage you'd like to have."


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