Despite reports that the FBI is nearing the conclusion of its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server, agency head James Comey said Monday that there’s no pressure to wrap up the investigation before the Democratic Party’s nominating convention in July:
“The urgency is to do it well and promptly,” FBI Director James Comey said during an appearance with local law enforcement officials in Buffalo, New York. He added that “‘well’ comes first” and that he was staying “close to this one to make sure we have the resources to do it competently.”
Reports have indicated that the FBI is prepared to interview at least a dozen Clinton associates from the State Department, and an unknown number from the Clinton Foundation, in connection with her use of a private server as secretary of state. That process will likely conclude with an interview of Clinton herself.
Once the interviews have concluded, the FBI will issue a recommendation to the Justice Department on whether Clinton or any of her associates should be indicted. However, many believe there’s not enough evidence to prosecute Clinton.
Additionally, the State Department announced last week that it has suspended its internal review of Clinton’s practices until the FBI concludes its investigation — meaning that Clinton could potentially be sitting in the White House before State resumes its probe.