Hillary Clinton’s email scandal just keeps getting worse and worse — or better and better depending upon your political leanings.
Sources told MSNBC host Joe Scarborough that the FBI’s criminal investigation into the former secretary of state is “far more advanced than we the public knows.”
The U.S. State Department released approximately 2,000 pages of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails that were stored on her private, non-secure server, but said in a court filing that it “regrets” it will be unable to produce the remaining 7,000 pages until February 29 — after the New Hampshire primary.
Adding more fuel to an already white-hot fire, the Obama administration announced Friday that it will withhold seven entire email threads found on Clinton’s server because of their highly-sensitive security classification.
This is the same server Clinton claimed had no classified information within in.
“Most of us around this table are hearing from multiple sources… that the Hillary Clinton investigation [by] the FBI is far more progressed,” Scarborough said on Friday’s “Morning Joe.”
“Mika and I have been hearing it from the top officials in the Obama administration for actually several months now, and we can’t go to a meeting in Washington where we don’t hear this,” he continued.
“All of our sources high up are telling us… that this investigation is far more advanced than we the public knows,” Scarborough said, before asking the panelists what information they’re getting.
“Well, there are three things that people are keying off of. First of all, there are a lot of chatter amongst FBI agents, many of whom have never been big fans of the Clintons. But a lot of FBI agents seem to be saying something is happening here,” Bloomberg News analyst Mark Halperin said.
“Second is from a legal point of view, you look at the recent developments that we’ve talked about on the program, it’s hard to see now how the Justice Department, the FBI, doesn’t want to interview secretary Clinton,” Halperin continued.
“And that interview alone, short of an indictment, short of anything else, that would be a huge political development. It would undermine confidence in some Democrats in the notion of going forward with secretary Clinton,” he said.
NPR’s Cokie Roberts drove it home.
“Look, if there’s an indictment, it’s over. [Clinton’s] out. And then [the Democrats] go find you know the ‘break glass in emergency’ box, and I suppose what happens then is you see Joe Biden.”
Watch the clip via MSNBC.
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