The FBI has wrapped up its review of Hillary Clinton's private email server and emails and is nearing a verdict on whether to seek criminal charges, reports Al Jazeera America, via Mediaite. First, however, agents plan to interview Clinton in the coming days or weeks, according to the report. Clinton's former chief of staff Cheryl Mills and former aide Philippe Reines will also reportedly be interviewed before FBI Director James Comey makes his recommendation to Attorney General Loretta Lynch on whether Clinton "knowingly or negligently" discussed classified information, per the Los Angeles Times.
"The interviews are critical to understand the volume of information that they have accumulated," says the former head of the FBI's Washington field office. "They will then spend time aligning these statements with other information, emails, classified documents, etc., to determine whether there is a prosecutable case." Clinton has said she would appear for an interview, though she doesn't expect to be indicted. Writing at the Huffington Post, HA Goodman argues "as long as Hillary Clinton risks FBI indictment, Bernie Sanders is the real front-runner." Meanwhile, Republicans are calling the decision the "Comey primary," per Time, referring to its potential effect on the election.