Two reports out Sunday provide new details about the FBI’s investigation of Hillary Clinton, including that 147 FBI agents have been involved in the probe and that federal prosecutors are expected to soon seek an interview with the presidential candidate.
According to The Los Angeles Times, prosecutors have contacted the attorneys for the top Clinton State Department aides who sent and received classified information that landed on the former secretary of state’s private email server.
The FBI seized that device in August, after the intelligence community’s inspector general determined that some of the emails sent to Clinton contained “Top Secret” information.
According to The Times, dates have not yet been set for the interviews with Clinton’s aides, but they are forthcoming, indicating that the Justice Department will soon wrap up its investigation.
Clinton has denied that she is the target of the investigation. During a presidential debate held earlier this month Clinton grew visibly agitated when asked if she would quit her White House bid if indicted. (RELATED: Hillary Gets Mad When Asked If She’ll Quit Race If She’s Indicted)
“Oh, for goodness, that’s not going to happen. I’m not even answering that question,” she said. She has also refused to call the investigation an investigation, calling it a “security review” instead.
To carry out its probe, the FBI has marshaled the resources of 147 agents, a member of Congress briefed by FBI director James Comey told The Washington Post.
According to the paper, the FBI has sped up its investigation in order to avoid announcing a decision too close to the election in November.
INFOGRAPHIC: 147 FBI agents are reportedly investigating Hillary Clinton’s email practices