The FBI could interview Hillary Clinton as soon as this Saturday, the Daily Caller reported on Friday, citing a source close to the federal investigation.
The meeting would likely mark the final phase of the FBI’s investigation into Clinton’s private email server. The FBI has already spoken with several of Clinton’s closest aides, including her former chief of staff Cheryl Mills and IT staffer Bryan Pagliano.
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The Daily Caller reported that the meeting could take place at Clinton’s home in Washington, D.C., and was scheduled over a holiday weekend in order to avoid conflicts with Clinton’s presidential campaign schedule:
Former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton is scheduled to meet Saturday with the FBI, a source close to the investigation into her private email server tells the Daily Caller.
The source went on to suggest the interview may take place at her Washington, D.C. home. …
Scheduling the meeting on a holiday weekend will likely help with logistical issues for both the FBI and the Clinton campaign.
Clinton has no campaign events listed on her schedule which means that she will not be tailed by the usual pack of campaign reporters. The FBI has sought to avoid drawing attention to its probe by bringing in witnesses in secret. That strategy has been successful, as reports of the meetings have only come out after they were held.
Past interviews with Clinton probe witnesses have reportedly been conducted by FBI agents, lawyers with the Justice Department’s National Security division and prosecutors from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Alexandria, Va.