Comey: ‘I Am Very Close’ to the FBI Investigation Into Hillary Clinton’s Emails


Rep. Steve Chabot (R., Ohio) asked FBI Director James Comey Tuesday if he could say when the federal investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private server would be wrapped, and Comey replied he was "very close" to the investigation.

"As you know we don't talk about our investigations. What I can assure you is that I am very close, personally, to that investigation to ensure that we have the resources we need including people and technology, " Comey said. "And that it is done the way the FBI tries to do all of its work: independently, competently, and promptly. That's our goal and I'm confident that it's being done that way but I can't give you any more details than that."

The FBI released a letter in February, a day before the New Hampshire primary, that an investigation connected to Hillary Clinton and her private server remains ongoing.

The State Department has labeled more than 1,500 emails as "classified" from Clinton's private server, and 22 of those emails were given a "top secret" label. Both the State Department and Clinton have claimed none of the messages were marked as classified at the time that they were sent.

In an interview with Fox News Channel's Bret Baier, Attorney General Loretta Lynch would not give a deadline for concluding the investigation on Monday evening.

"That matter is being handled by career independent law enforcement agents — FBI agents — as well as career independent attorneys in the Department of Justice," Lynch said.

The final tranche of Clinton's emails was released Monday.

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Alyssa Canobbio is the War Room Director for the Washington Free Beacon. Prior to joining the Beacon, she worked as a Communications Associate for Americans for Tax Reform. Alyssa is originally from New Jersey and lives in Arlington, Virginia. In her free time she enjoys sailing, craft beer, and watching the Steelers and the Phillies. Her Twitter handle is @AlyssaEinDC. She can be reached at

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