- When the FBI calls Hillary, it is likely she is the final witness for the ongoing investigations.
- When Bill met Loretta Lynch on her private jet, it was highly probable that the schedule had already been set with Hillary.
- Loretta Lynch was likely advised of this interview by the FBI.
Loretta Lynch: Bill Clinton meeting ‘cast shadow’ over email server investigation
Guardian: The US attorney general said she would ‘fully accept’ FBI recommendations in reviewing Hillary Clinton case in attempt to curb concerns over brief encounter.
Lynch said she would “fully accept” whatever recommendations were made by the FBI and prosecutors, but sought to quell concerns stemming from the encounter with Bill Clinton, at an airport in Phoenix, reiterating that the justice department process for the email case remained wholly independent.
Speaking at the Aspen ideas festival in Colorado, Lynch said: “I certainly wouldn’t do it again because I think it has cast this shadow over what it should not, over what it will not, touch.
“It’s important to make it clear that that meeting with President Clinton does not have a bearing on how this matter will be reviewed and resolved.”
Report: Clinton Scheduled to Talk to FBI on Saturday
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.
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.