AG: Clinton's e-mail case continues

2016-06-19 21:04
Hillary Clinton testifies at a Senate hearing over the so-called email scandal. (Evan Vucci, AP)

Hillary Clinton testifies at a Senate hearing over the so-called email scandal. (Evan Vucci, AP)

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Washington - Attorney General Loretta Lynch said on Sunday she didn't believe the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's private e-mail server has been compromised by President Barack Obama's endorsement of Clinton in the 2016 White House race.

That endorsement raised eyebrows among conservatives who say it puts pressure on the law enforcement agencies, run by Obama's political appointees, to pull punches when trying to decide whether Clinton should be charged.

The FBI is investigating whether Clinton broke any laws relying on a private e-mail server during her four years as Obama's secretary of state instead of using a system owned and protected by the federal government.

"The investigation into the State Department e-mail matter is going to be handled like any other matter," said Lynch.

"We've got career agents and lawyers looking at that. They will follow the facts and follow the evidence wherever it leads and come to a conclusion," she said.

Lynch said she has never spoken about the investigation with Obama or "really with anyone" at the White House.

"That's not the kind of relationship that I have with people there and it would be inappropriate to do so," she said.

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