FBI director James Comey said Thursday that he has no set timetable for wrapping up the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server and that the probe could even extend beyond the Democratic National Committee’s convention in July.
Comey was asked about the status of the investigation during an interview at the Aspen Security Forum in London.
“There’s no timetable on any investigation,” Comey said, adding that he has been asked if the Democratic National Convention is “a key date” for wrapping up the investigation, which centers on whether classified information was mishandled on Clinton’s server.
“No,” Comey said about whether he had a deadline timed for before the DNC event.
“We aspire to do all of our investigation in two ways: well and promptly,” he added.
“I get that people care about this investigation so we’re working very hard to ensure it’s done well and promptly. But as between the two, if we had to choose, we would do it well.”
According to numerous reports several weeks ago, the FBI was set to interview several of Clinton’s top State Department aides in the matter. Investigators have already talked to Bryan Pagliano, the information technology specialist who managed Clinton’s email system. He was granted immunity in exchange for his cooperation.
It’s unclear if the FBI has interviewed Clinton’s aides since those reports. Clinton herself was also slated to be interviewed. It’s also unclear if she has sat down with the bureau.
Comey reiterated Thursday that he is personally close to the investigation. He also denied that politics will have any impact on its outcome.
[h/t Washington Free Beacon]