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FBI Director James Comey made it bluntly clear Wednesday that the agency’s criminal probe into Hillary Clinton’s email scandal has nothing to do with a “security inquiry, a term the former secretary of state has been using for months.
“I don’t even know what that means — a security inquiry,” he told Fox News at a pen and pad press briefing. “We’re conducting an investigation. … That’s what we do.”
Comey also said that there were “no special set of rules for anyone who is under FBI investigation,” when it was suggested that had it been someone other than Clinton, the person would have been incarcerated by now.
When asked about the timeline of the criminal investigation, the director told reporters that he’s not “tethered” to a particular schedule, and that he prefers that the probe be done “well” rather than promptly.
Although Clinton, who is the Democratic presidential front-runner, hasn’t been interviewed by the FBI as of yet, some of her closest aides have been.
Clinton’s former chief of staff Cheryl Mills reportedly walked out of the interview room, along with her lawyer, when a particularly sensitive subject was brought up.
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