Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) says FBI officials may leak documents related to the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server if they feel the probe is being held up for political reasons.
“Is there going to be political interference? If there’s enough evidence to prosecute, will there be political interference?” Grassley asked Friday, according to the Des Moines Register.
“And if there’s political interference, then I assume that somebody in the FBI is going to leak these reports and it’s either going to have an effect politically or it’s going to lead to prosecution if there’s enough evidence,” he continued.
“I wouldn’t be encouraging it because if it’s a violation of law, I can’t be encouraging a violation of law. This is kind of my own opinion, this is something I’ve heard.”
Grassley leads the Senate Judiciary Committee, one of the congressional panels looking into the Clinton email controversy.
President Obama earlier this month said Clinton would receive a fair investigation not tainted by politics.
“Nobody gets treated differently when it comes to the Justice Department,” Obama said. “Nobody is above the law.”