Clinton: No One From FBI Has Reached Out to Me Yet in Server Investigation

'I always took classified material seriously'

May 8, 2016

Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton said Sunday no one from the FBI had contacted her yet over the investigation into her private email server as secretary of state.

"No one has reached out to me yet, but last summer, I think last August, I made it clear I'm more than ready to talk to anybody, any time," she said on Face The Nation. "And I've encouraged all of my assistants to be very forthcoming, and I hope that this is close to being wrapped up."

"So nobody said, 'Hillary Clinton, we'd like to sit down and talk to you' from the FBI," host John Dickerson said.

"Not at this point," she replied.

CBS reported this week federal investigators will interview her regarding the unsecured server she used at the State Department, which has dogged her favorability and trustworthiness numbers on the campaign trail. Already,Clinton's closest aide Huma Abedin and other top assistants have been questioned by the FBI over the security of the server.

Dickerson asked her what voters should think about her email troubles in the context of a general election choice between her and presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump.

"What's your answer to those people who think, 'Gee, FBI inquiry. That's a big deal,'" Dickerson said. "What do you say to them?"

"I say what I've said now for many, many months," Clinton said. "It's a security inquiry. I always took classified material seriously. There was never any material marked classified that was sent or received by me, and I look forward to this being wrapped up."

Dickerson did not ask about Guccifer, the Romanian hacker who claimed he hacked into Clinton's server with ease. Former U.S. prosecutors said that his allegations could bolster a potential criminal case against Clinton for mishandling classified information.

One email from Clinton's server showed the former secretary of state checking with staffers whether one of her messages contained classified information, indicating she understood emails that weren't marked classified could still contain secret information. Twenty-two of the messages on Clinton's server were designated "Top Secret," and thousands of her emails were found to contain classified material.