Rep. Darrell Issa said Wednesday that FBI Director James Comey has "no choice" but to recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton in the email scandal.
"The director is somebody who cares a great deal about national security — and with the body of evidence, he really has no choice but to refer this for indictment," Issa, the California Republican and former chairman of the House Oversight Committee, told Fox Business host Trish Regan.
"She made a choice to receive and retransmit documents that should have been classified when they came to her and later been classified.
"These choices are really what the prosecution would be about," Issa continued. "As somebody who has a head full of classified information, Hillary Clinton has an obligation to be able to not disseminate that information."
The State Department admitted Friday for the first time that Clinton's private email server contained closely held government secrets
— deciding that it would not release 22 emails on seven trails out of national security concerns.
Issa, who led an inquiry into the 2012 Benghazi attacks, said he expected the FBI to conclude its investigation soon.
"It’s important that the director act sooner rather than later," he told Regan. "He is, in fact, a non-partisan appointee.
"He is supposed to be and historically they have been above being influenced by the administration. The later he acts looks more like he is influenced."
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