Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and some of her closest aides have to decide whether to tell the truth or lie to the FBI about her use of a private email and home-brew server to do official business.
“This puts them in a position of choosing between being honest about those emails, or lying to the FBI, which is a crime,” said Matthew G. Whitaker, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa from 2004 to 2009. He is presently executive director of the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT) in Washington, D.C.
Federal agents are preparing to schedule interviews with Clinton’s “longtime and closest aides” about her use of the private email and server throughout her tenure as the nation’s chief diplomat from 2009 to 2013, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday.
“No dates have been set for questioning the advisors, but a federal prosecutor in recent weeks has called their lawyers to alert them that he would soon be doing so,” the sources said. “Prosecutors also are expected to seek an interview with Clinton herself, though the timing remains unclear,” the Times reported.