Hillary Clinton’s sit-down with the FBI snapped the political world to attention over the sleepy July Fourth holiday weekend, with Democrats saying charges are outside “the realm of possibility” and Republicans signaling the same, yet only because they think the Justice Department will not hurt President Obama’s handpicked successor.
Mrs. Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, submitted to an interview with the FBI on Saturday as the Obama administration was nearing completion of its investigation into her exclusive use of a secret email server while she was secretary of state.
The Clinton campaign confirmed the “voluntary” interview, which took place at FBI headquarters in Washington and lasted more than three hours.
“It was something I had offered to do since last August. I’ve been eager to do it and I was pleased to have the opportunity to assist the department in bringing its review to a conclusion,” Mrs. Clinton told MSNBC after her sit-down with authorities.
Her campaign said she doesn’t plan to comment further “out of respect for the investigative process.”