The FBI interviewed Hillary Clinton on Saturday about her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state as federal investigators neared the end of the probe that has hung over her White House bid, reports the Associated Press.
Clinton, the Democratic presidential candidate, gave a voluntary interview for 3 1/2 hours at FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C. “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,” Clinton told NBC’s “Meet the Press.” Clinton said she had no knowledge of any timeline for the review.
Clinton’s FBI interview was expected, and it does not suggest that she or anyone else is likely to face prosecution. If Clinton and her aides are exonerated, it might help brush aside a major distraction throughout her campaign that has made many voters question her trustworthiness. Republican candidate Donald Trump has repeatedly said the email issue undermines Clinton’s fitness for office, and he suggested she will receive leniency from a Democratic administration. Trump has called his opponent “Crooked Hillary” and said she cannot be trusted in the White House.