According to an exclusive report from The Daily Caller, presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is scheduled to meet with the FBI on Saturday. The meeting – which is likely to take place in Clinton’s Washington, D.C., home – is expected to wrap up the investigation into the candidate.
The Daily Caller reported:
Former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton is scheduled to meet Saturday with the FBI, a source close to the investigation into her private email server tells The Daily Caller.
The source went on to suggest the interview may take place at her Washington, D.C. home.
The bureau’s interview with the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee is believed to be the final step in its investigation into the potential mishandling of classified information on Clinton’s private email server.
Earlier this week, former President Bill Clinton met with Attorney General Loretta Lynch. The fallout from that meeting has left many Americans wondering whether Lynch should recuse herself from any upcoming proceedings. Lynch herself admitted it looked questionable:
“I think that’s a perfectly reasonable question… because people have also wondered and raised questions about my role in the ultimate resolution of matters involving the investigation into the State Department e-mails.”
But Lynch also said that – though she regretted participating in the meeting – she had no intention of recusing herself, and noted that she planned to accept the FBI’s recommendation on the Clinton case either way.
The situation draws a shocking parallel to 2006, when 32 Democrats in Congress wrote to George W. Bush’s Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, demanding that he step away from the investigation of the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal. Their letter, penned by Sen. Chuck Schumer, read in part:
“We believe that public confidence can only be assured and that the appearance of conflict can only be avoided if you recuse yourself from overseeing the investigation and the prosecution of this case.”
Gonzales also refused to recuse himself, and eventually secured the convictions of several former members of the Bush Administration.
Whether or not the Saturday meeting results in an indictment of the former Secretary of State, most expect it to wrap up the investigation and put the email server scandal to rest for the remainder of the campaign.
UPDATE: Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill confirmed that Hillary Clinton gave an FBI interview “voluntarily.”
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