Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey said Sunday that despite claims to the contrary, Hillary Clinton is indeed the focus of a federal investigation — and any suggestions that the probe is about her private email server is “ridiculous.”
“The FBI does not investigate machines – it investigates people,” Mukasey said, according to Fox News. “She is certainly one of the people being investigated.”
Mukasey served under former President George W. Bush and currently advises Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush, but said in an appearance on “Fox News Sunday” that the investigation of Clinton is not partisan.
“It is not a political witch hunt,” he said, adding that the inquiry is justified due to the national security implications.
Clinton has repeatedly denied that she sent or received classified information while serving as secretary of state, and suggested some of the information may not have been classified at the time it was sent but was later tagged as classified.
The former attorney general wasn’t buying the rationalization.
“It is inconceivable to me that a great deal of that was not classified,” Mukasey said. “The question is what she knew about what was on those emails.”
He said any potential criminal charges will hang on that determination, and stressed that he had faith in the federal agents to do a thorough investigation.
“My confidence level in both the Justice Department investigation and the FBI’s are very high,” Mukasey said.
After six year of Barack Obama, he’s got a lot of faith.
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