Hillary Clinton and the FBI met on Saturday morning to address the subject of the presumptive Democratic nominee’s previous private email usage. According to Clinton’s campaign, the meeting lasted three-and-a-half hours and included a voluntary interview from Clinton.
“Secretary Clinton gave a voluntary interview this morning about her email arrangements while she was Secretary,” Clinton campaign spokesman Nick Merrill said in an email Saturday afternoon. “She is pleased to have had the opportunity to assist the Department of Justice in bringing this review to a conclusion. Out of respect for the investigative process, she will not comment further on her interview.”
The investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server while Secretary of State has been something detractors have pointed at as a major flaw attached to the White House hopeful. Opponents of Hillary won’t be particularly pleased with CNN’s report that it appears unlikely she will face charges once the investigation is considered complete. (This belief hinges on there being nothing disastrous revealed in today’s interview.)
Clinton’s been tight-lipped about the reports she could be in the clear.
Arch-rival Donald Trump was, not surprisingly, not tight-lipped. He expressed his displeasure in Trump-ian style on Twitter.
Rigged or not, it will be intriguing to see if the result of this investigation will impact the polls. Late June polls from Washington Post/ABC News and Reuters/Ipsos positioned Clinton as leading by double digits against Trump. However, a Quinnipiac University poll that arrived this week had the race too close to call.