Attorney General Loretta Lynch said the FBI is still investigating Hilary Clinton's private email server when pressed by Representative John Carter (R., Texas) during a hearing on Wednesday.
The House Committee of Appropriations' Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies subcommittee was holding the hearing with Lynch to discuss the budget for the Department of Justice for the upcoming year.
Carter said that he held a telephone town hall with constituents recently and was asked to question Lynch about the high-profile investigation.
“Now if the FBI makes the case that Hillary Clinton mishandled classified information and put America's security at risk, will you prosecute the case? Do you know of any efforts underway to undermine the FBI investigation?” Carter said. “And please, look the American people in the eye and tell us what your position is, because you are the chief prosecutor of the United States.”
“Well, thank you, Judge, and Congressman Carter, with respect to our investigation into how information was handled by the State Department, how they handle classified information, as I'm sure you know that matter is being handled by career, independent, law enforcement agents, FBI agents, as well as the career, independent attorneys in the Department of Justice,” Lynch said. “They follow the evidence, they look at the law and they'll make a recommendation to me when the time is appropriate. And so beyond that, I'm not able to comment on the specific investigation at this time.”
The Department of State is still attempting to release Clinton's emails to the public per court order and a Freedom of Information Act request.