Is Hillary Clinton Finally About to Meet With the FBI?

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The Daily Caller is reporting what would be a pretty good scoop if it turned out to be true: Hillary Clinton is set to meet with the FBI as part of its investigation into her private email server on Saturday. This according to a “source close to the investigation.”

The source suggested that it could take place at Clinton’s home in Washington, D.C.

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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.


Hillary Clinton looks on during a conversation on immigration at
Los Angeles Mission College Culinary Arts Institute on June 4 in Sylmar, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Those past interviews have included meetings with top Clinton aides such as Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills.

The news of the possible interview comes at a time when the Justice Department is taking heat for Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s meeting with Bill Clinton.

This isn’t the first time it’s been reported that the presumptive Democratic nominee would be meeting with the FBI over the bureau’s investigation into the private email server she used as secretary of state and whether she illegally sent classified information in unclassified, unsecure email.

In March, Al Jazeera America’s David Shuster reported that Clinton would be interviewed by the FBI “in the next few days and weeks.” In May, CBS reported that Clinton would be interviewed “within the coming weeks” and CNN reported it would be “in the coming weeks.”

So it’s been expected for a while now, but this is one of the first reports with a specific date attached to it. We’ll know soon enough what comes of it.

Jeremy Stahl is a Slate senior editor. You can follow him on Twitter.

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