Top aides to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton have been interviewed by the FBI as part of an ongoing investigation into Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server when she was secretary of state, CNN reported Thursday.
Among the aides who have spoken with the FBI is Huma Abedin, who serves as vice chair of Clinton’s presidential campaign and was deputy chief of staff to Clinton at the State Department, the network said.
A spokesman for Clinton’s campaign did not confirm any specific interviews, but reiterated the candidate’s public statements that she wants everyone approached by the FBI to cooperate. Clinton said earlier this week she is willing to be interviewed but has not yet been approached.
“From the start, Hillary Clinton has offered to answer any questions that would help the Justice Department complete its review, and we hope and expect that anyone else who is asked would do the same,” campaign spokesman Brian Fallon said. “We are confident the review will conclude that nothing inappropriate took place.”
Up to this point, investigators have not found evidence proving that Clinton intentionally violated the law, the network reported.
Lawyers for Abedin and other top Clinton aides did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment for this story.
POLITICO has previously reported that FBI agents looking into Clinton’s private e-mail system and the presence of classified information on it have interviewed former State Department officials from Clinton’s tenure there as well as former Secretary of State Colin Powell.
Federal prosecutors also reportedly struck a deal to grant immunity to former Clinton information technology aide Bryan Pagliano after he exercised his Fifth Amendment right not to speak with investigators.