While talking with MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell, Rep. Adam Schiff (D., Calif.) said Friday that the FBI should be investigating Hillary Clinton's private email server.
Schiff, who served as an assistant U.S. Attorney, also said that he believes that the FBI's conclusions will be criticized no matter what their final assessment of the case is.
"But nonetheless, I think the Justice Department is doing exactly what they should, they're going through the materials, they're trying to determine was anything compromised, do any steps have to be taken to mitigate any now classified information that may have gotten out into the public sphere. That's what they should be doing," Schiff said.
"They're doing it privately, they're doing it without a lot of leaks, and I give them enormous credit for that. Because you can imagine when this inquiry is done, people are going to criticize it no matter what they do," Schiff said. "So, from all I can see, they're acting very professionally."
Schiff has said in the past that he was worried about whether the inspector general of the State Department could conduct his investigation in a non-partisan manner.
"I think the inspector general has to be very careful not to allow himself to be used by one political party against the other in a presidential race," Schiff told Fox News in January.