On the same day when Hillary Clinton voluntarily sat for 3.5 hours with the FBI as part of their investigation into her handling of classified material, the former Secretary of State received — perhaps — a bit of unexpected good news during a live interview on MSNBC.
The surprise interview with Chuck Todd came just hours after Clinton wrapped up her meeting with FBI investigators at her house in Washington D.C. “I’ve been eager to do it,” she told Todd about finally sitting with the FBI. She remarked that she was looking forward to bringing the investigation, “to a conclusion.”
However, it was at the tail end of the live broadcast that Todd addressed the early reports that were fast coming in to several newsrooms on this Saturday: that Clinton will not be facing any charges.
“As we were talking, there are news reporters that indicate no charges may be brought against you and a final decision in a couple weeks,” said Todd in the waning seconds of the hit. “Were you given that indication today? That no charges would be filed and are you confident no charges would be filed?”
“Chuck I am not going to comment on the process,” replied Clinton. “I have no knowledge of any timeline. This is entirely up to the Department.” Just yesterday Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced that the Justice Department would receive the full recommendation from the FBI and director James Comey; while no specific window of time has been announced, the coming weeks will prove to be very important in the development and release of the findings.
Sensing that he had already run over the allotted five minutes, Todd wrapped up his interview there.
You can check out the full interview above from MSNBC; the exchange about the newly-reports can be heard around the 7:00 mark.
J.D. Durkin (@jiveDurkey) is an editorial producer and columnist at Mediaite.
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