Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, does not think her email scandal will have any effect on the election (video below).
On June 3, Clinton told radio station KNX 1070 that “there is absolutely no possibility of an indictment” for her use of a private email server while serving as secretary of state, according to Fox News.
During an interview with Fox News’ Bret Baier on June 8, Clinton was asked how she came to that conclusion, and whether the Department of Justice or FBI has told her as much.
”That is not going to happen. There is no basis for it, and I'm looking forward to this being wrapped up as soon as possible," Clinton said of a possible indictment.
“I know [the FBI has] been interviewing a number of people and I’ve told people to cooperate and I’m looking forward to also participating. I’ve offered to do so since last August,” Clinton said of the FBI investigation.
Baier then pointed out that Clinton did not meet with the State Department’s inspector general (IG), nor did any of her aides.
“Why not?” Baier asked, including a question as to whether she would speak with the Judicial Watch deposition that is being requested.
“I’m not going to comment on ongoing litigation or make any legal points here,” Clinton said, adding that the testimony she gave to the House Committee is public record and the same information she would have given to anyone, including the IG.
Baier did not let up on Clinton’s refusal to speak with the IG, questioning her again on why she chose to deny the request.
“What they wanted to ask we’d already talked about … in the public arena,” she said.
The interview then progresses to them speaking over one another, while Baier tries to clarify things Clinton has said of her use of a private email server, of which others have said are untrue, while she defends her actions.
When asked whether she remembers signing a non-disclosure agreement in 2009 pertaining to any information—classified or not—being shared, Clinton said she did not recall doing so.
“Nothing I sent or received was marked classified,” she said.
"What you are seeing acted out is the desire of the different parts of the government to retroactively classify material so that it is not made public, since I did ask that all my e-mails be made public, and this is not an uncommon process," Clinton added.
According to security experts, names of CIA personnel could have been compromised when Clinton used the private email server, as well as when she released 55,000 emails for the ongoing investigation, The Associated Press reports.
At least 47 of Clinton’s email contain the notation “B3 CIA PERS/ORG,” which means the email’s material was related to CIA personnel or departmental matters. Therefore, the hackers who accessed her email server before information in emails was redacted, with the aforementioned notation, could have uncovered the names of CIA personnel.
At the end of her interview with Baier, Clinton reiterated that she does not believe the email scandal, Clinton Foundation investigation, or FBI investigation will be a problem in the election.