MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough said Friday that sources have told him that the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton is “far more advanced than we the public knows.”
Friday on “Morning Joe,” panelist Cokie Roberts predicted that if Hillary Clinton gets indicted, her run for president would be “over.” (RELATED: Rep. Issa: FBI ‘Would Like To Indict Both Huma [Abedin] And Hillary Clinton’)
“Most of us around this table are hearing from multiple sources … that the Hillary Clinton investigation [by] the FBI is far more progressed,” Scarborough said. “Mika and I have been hearing it from the top officials in the Obama administration for actually several months now, and we can’t go to a meeting in Washington where we don’t hear this.” (VIDEO: Former House Majority Leader: FBI ‘Ready To Indict’ Clinton)
“All of our sources high up are telling us … that this investigation is far more advanced than we the public knows,” Scarborough added.
Panelist Mark Halperin said, “Well, there are three things that people are keying off of. First of all, there are a lot of chatter amongst FBI agents, many of whom have never been big fans of the Clintons. But a lot of FBI agents seem to be saying something is happening here.” (RELATED: Former FBI Official Predicts Hillary’s Indictment Will Come During ‘Heat Of The General Election’)
“Second is from a legal point of view, you look at the recent developments that we’ve talked about on the program, it’s hard to see now how the Justice Department, the FBI, doesn’t want to interview Secretary Clinton,” Halperin said. (RELATED: Hillary Will Be Indicted, Says Former US Attorney)
“And that interview alone, short of an indictment, short of anything else, that would be a huge political development,” Halperin insisted. “It would undermine confidence in some Democrats in the notion of going forward with Secretary Clinton.” (RELATED: Report: FBI Now Investigating Hillary’s State Department For Corruption)Halperin explained that even some in the White House have begun to discuss the investigation. “It’s not clear whether they know what’s happening or it’s just their intuition, but the body language among some Obama administration officials is this is more serious and something is going to happen. Again, the timing of it could be if not cataclysmic, pretty bad for Secretary Clinton if Sen. Sanders is still alive.”
NPR’s Cokie Roberts, also a panelist on “Morning Joe,” said, “Look, if there’s an indictment, it’s over. [Clinton’s] out. And then [the Democrats] go find you know the ‘break glass in emergency’ box, and I suppose what happens then is you see Joe Biden.”