Hillary Clinton, a trained lawyer and career politician, continues to call the FBI’s investigation into the classified emails found on her private server a mere “security inquiry.”
The Department of Justice, FBI and State Department all refer to the probe as an investigation. More than a dozen agents are involved in the matter, and FBI director James Comey receives daily updates about it. The Justice Department also granted immunity to Bryan Pagliano, who managed Clinton’s email system, in exchange for his cooperation.
It’s an investigation, but Clinton has desperately avoided using the “I” word.
“I have to let them decide to resolve their security inquiry, but I’m not at all worried about it,” she told NBC’s “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd on Sunday.
The Democratic presidential front-runner also said that the FBI has still not reached out to her to set up an interview. Recent reports say that the FBI is wrapping up its investigation and will soon seek interviews with Clinton and several of her top aides.
The FBI began its investigation last summer after “Top Secret” emails were found on her private server. Investigators seized the device, which Clinton kept in her Chappaqua, N.Y. home.
“Back in August we made clear that I’m happy to answer any questions that anybody might have, and I stand by that,” Clinton told Todd.
She also said that she’s not concerned that the investigation will not wrap up before the Democratic convention in July.
“No, I’m not because I don’t think anything inappropriate was done,” she said.