A report from the Los Angeles Times indicates that investigators with the Federal Bureau of Investigation are setting up interviews with Hillary Clinton’s closest aides, indicating that their investigation of the Democratic front-runner’s time as secretary of state is nearing its conclusion.
While these interviews would still take a number of weeks, it shows the probe is still alive and well and will continue to dog the Clinton campaign. It also may lay the groundwork for an eventual interview with Hillary herself.
Questioning Clinton’s aides is crucial for agents investigating Clinton’s use of a private server to handle confidential government information during her time at the State Department.
“The interviews are critical to understand the volume of information they have accumulated,” James McJunkin, former head of the FBI’s Washington field office, told reporters.
“They are likely nearing the end of the investigation and the agents need to interview these people to put the information in context. They will then spend time aligning these statements with other information, emails, classified documents, etc., to determine whether there is a prosecutable case.”
Don’t see liberals using this picture too much any more, do you?
While some legal experts have said that Obama’s Justice Department would interfere with any attempt to charge Clinton for her private email server and her role in mishandling classified information, other sources have indicated that the FBI might leak the information they have on her if she’s not charged.
“I have friends that are in the FBI and they tell me they’re ready to indict,” former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, a Texas Republican, said on the “The Steve Malzburg Show” in January. (Relevant part at 4:30)
“They’re ready to recommend an indictment and they also say that if the attorney general does not indict, they’re going public,” he said, adding, “One way or another, either she’s going to be indicted and that process begins, or we try her in the public eye with her campaign. One way or another she’s going to have to face these charges.”
Hillary can run, but she can’t hide — and it looks like sometime soon, even she’s going to be talking to the FBI.