FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday at a House Judiciary Committee hearing that senior Hillary Clinton aide Cheryl Mills was a "subject" in the investigation of Clinton’s private email server.
Committee chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R., Va.) asked if Mills was a "target" of the investigation. Comey then clarified what the terms "target" and "subject" mean and said that Mills was a "subject."
"So, certainly with respect to Ms. Mills, at least initially, because she was an email correspondent, she was a subject of the investigation," Comey said.
Mills was interviewed by the FBI during its investigation and was also present when Clinton was interviewed by FBI officials as her attorney. A common question throughout the hearing was how often an individual would bring as many attorneys as Clinton did to such an interview. Clinton brought nine with her.
Mills was also granted partial immunity by the Department of Justice during the federal investigation in exchange for access to her laptop.