Democratic presidential frontrunner, and subject of a criminal FBI investigation, is set to meet with the agency on Saturday over her mishandling of classified information on a private email server.
The Daily Caller reports that their source has suggested the interview may take place at her home in Washington, DC.
The news of the meeting comes amid controversy over Bill Clinton and Attorney General Loretta Lynch having a private meeting at the Phoenix Airport earlier this week. As Lynch is overseeing the Clinton investigation, the secretive meeting has raised serious concerns.
On Friday, following massive outrage from both Republicans and some Democrats, Lynch announced that she will accept whatever recommendation the FBI makes when they conclude their probe.
“The matter is being handled by career, agents and investigators with the Department of Justice. They’ve had it since the beginning. They are independent,” Lynch stated. “That team will make findings… and then, as is the common process, they present it to me, and I fully expect to accept their recommendations.”
“In terms of timing, I actually don’t know that because again, I don’t have that insight into, I’d say the nuts and bolts of the investigation,” Lynch continued.
The case is centered on a server used by Clinton during her tenure as Secretary of State from 2009 through 2013. It has been revealed that Clinton shared more than 100 emails about highly classified US government programs and other sensitive information via her unsecured communications, contrary to established rules. Many believe that it was an attempt to circumvent Freedom of Information Act requests, and hinder any press or legal investigations.
There are also allegations that deleted emails may contain evidence that Clinton was attending secret meetings with foreign donors to her foundation.
“Citizens United wants to know how many overseas dinners Secretary Clinton attended with Clinton Foundation donors that didn’t make it on her schedule,” David Bossie, president of the conservative nonprofit Citizens United who is investigating Clinton’s activities told The National Review.
In March WikiLeaks published a searchable archive of over 30,000 emails that Clinton sent and received while she was Secretary of State.
Last month, despite vowing not to influence the Department of Justice and FBI probe into the allegations, the Obama administration barred the release of those Clinton emails linked to the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal, until after the election.
Then, on Thursday, the administration asked a federal court to delay the release of 14,000 pages of emails from aides to Clinton until October 2018 — 27 months from now — potentially blocking voters from information that would be useful in making an informed decision at the polls in November.
The emails were originally due to be released on July 21, but administration lawyers claimed that the State Department miscalculated the amount of material that would need to be processed.
“There’s been dramatic, significant surge in FOIA requests to the State Department in recent years, which we are working very, very hard to clear and to respond to,” State Department spokesman John Kirby told reporters on Thursday, while declining to discuss the Clinton case specifically.
Clinton has repeatedly asserted that there is “zero chance” that the investigation will be a problem for her presidential aspirations.
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