Saturday Clinton was interviewed by the FBI for four hours. After the meeting, Hillary came out stating she was eager to meet with the FBI. Why do you think that is?
Hillary Clinton was interviewed by FBI investigators for three-and-a-half hours Saturday morning, her campaign is confirming.
“Secretary Clinton gave a voluntary interview this morning about her email arrangements while she was Secretary,” Clinton campaign spokesman Nick Merrill said in a statement.
Hillary Clinton, in her first remarks since being interviewed by the FBI on Saturday, refused to speculate on the investigation’s outcome or timeline to conclusion, but said she had been “eager” to sit down with federal investigators.
“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,” the presumptive Democratic nominee told MSNBC’s Chuck Todd in a phone interview.
Clinton met with the FBI on Saturday for 3½ hours at the agency’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. The interview, which the campaign said was voluntary, comes as the agency continues its investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server while serving as secretary of state.
Clinton said she has “no knowledge of any timeline. This is entirely up to the department.”
Todd pressed Clinton on how she believes she didn’t violate the State Department’s policies. She stuck with the message that she and her campaign have pushed for many months.
“I never received nor sent any material that was marked classified, and there is a process for the review of material before it is released to the public and there were decisions made that material should be classified. I do call that retroactively classifying. So therefore it would not be publicly released. But that doesn’t chance [sic] the fact as I’ve explained many times,” she said.
Clinton added that she’s “been answering questions now for over a year” and has cooperated with the investigation by releasing tens of thousands of emails to the public.