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FBI interviews Hillary Clinton over private emails

Other News Materials 3 July 2016 05:10 (UTC +04:00)
The FBI interviewed Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton Saturday about her private email server when she was secretary of state, her campaign team said.
FBI interviews Hillary Clinton over private emails

The FBI interviewed Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton Saturday about her private email server when she was secretary of state, her campaign team said.

"Secretary Clinton gave a voluntary interview this morning about her email arrangements while she was secretary," her campaign's spokesman Nick Merrill said, according to multiple media reports.

"She is pleased to have had the opportunity to assist the Department of Justice in bringing this review to a conclusion."

The interview lasted for about three-and-a-half hours at FBI headquarters in Washington DC.

The interview comes after U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch met privately earlier this week with Clinton’s husband, former President Bill Clinton, for 30 minutes in Phoenix, Arizona. Lynch said the conversation did not touch on the investigation, media reports say.

Lynch announced Friday that she would rely on the recommendations of FBI investigators and career prosecutors to determine whether to press charges over the private server usage.

Since August 2015, the FBI has been investigating whether Clinton's email arrangement broke any laws or put important information at risk. Saturday's interview marks a first for Clinton to respond to the law enforcement officials over her personal email account and server, which she used for her official government communications.

In recent months, several current and former Clinton aides have also reportedly been interviewed by FBI.

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