Finney: Probe Into Clinton’s Emails ‘Politically Motivated’

Hillary Clinton spokeswoman Karen Finney called the continuing probe into Hillary Clinton's email server "politically motivated" while simultaneously acknowledging there were "valid questions" in an interview with CNN's Brianna Keilar Thursday.

Keilar called the ongoing saga of her email server a "stumbling block" for the campaign. The New York Post reported Wednesday that the federal investigation into the server's security was a "criminal probe." Finney shifted into an attack on Rep. Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.) and the Benghazi Select Committee during her response.

"Let's be realistic here, ok?" Finney said. "This is a politically motivated series of attacks that we've seen, and as you know, Chairman Gowdy and his committee, they've been dragging this out. They're now saying they won't be done until some time next year …  We're not necessarily expecting that it's going to end. We're prepared to fight that fight as long as we need to."

"Are you saying there are no valid questions?" Keilar asked. "That there aren't valid questions about the emails?"

"Brianna, no. No, no, no," she said. "That's not what I'm saying. What I'm saying is part of what's going on here is a politically motivated series of attacks."