Rep. Darrell Issa (R., Calif.) said on Wednesday that the FBI has “no choice” but to recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton in its investigation of the former secretary of state’s private email server.
Issa, the former chairman of the House Oversight Committee who led an investigation of the 2012 Benghazi attack, told Fox Business Network that there is enough evidence to show that Clinton mishandled classified information over her unsecured email server.
“The director [of the FBI James Comey] is somebody who cares a great deal about national security, and with the body of evidence he really has no choice but to refer this for indictment,” said Issa. “She made a choice to receive and retransmit documents that should have been classified when they came to her and later been classified. These choices are really what the prosecution would be about. You know, as somebody who has a head full of classified information, Hillary Clinton has an obligation to be able to not disseminate that information.”
The Republican congressman also predicted that the FBI would conclude its investigation shortly.
“It’s important that the director act sooner rather than later,” said Issa. “He is in fact a non-partisan appointee. He is supposed to be and historically they have been above being influenced by the administration. The later he acts looks more like he is influenced.”
Issa added that while he does not support Clinton, he believes voters have a right to know the conclusion of the investigation before the general election.
“This is something that primary voters should know that either she has been cleared of or indicted for,” said Issa.