Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton told Fox News on Wednesday night that there is “no basis” for any possible indictment of her in the investigation into her use of a private email server while Secretary of State. She also said no emails she ever sent were classified.
Appearing on Fox News’ Special Report with Bret Baier, Clinton was asked directly about any possible indictment.
“Well, I will repeat what I said. That is not going to happen,” she said, adding, “There is no basis for it and I’m looking forward to this being wrapped up as soon as possible.”
Clinton was further asked whether she thinks there is “zero chance” the FBI Investigation of her e-mail and the Clinton Foundation investigation are problematic.
“Absolutely. That’s what I’m saying. That happens to be the truth,” she said.
Clinton said she “told people to cooperate” with the FBI investigation into her emails, and that she is “looking forward to participating.”
However, Clinton did not talk to the State Department’s inspector general. Baier asked her about that, and if she would speak with Judicial Watch, which is taking depositions from key figures in the investigation.
“I will say with respect to the IG investigation, I have talked endlessly about the e-mails and I testified, as you know, for 11 hours before the committee in the House who had every opportunity to ask me a lot of questions including about e-mails. So we had all this information in the public record. It would be the same as I would have said to anyone and I think it was important to speak in the public, to release the e-mails, which I’ve called for, and I think as soon as I have a chance to speak with others, I will do so,” she said.
She also added that, “nothing I sent or received was marked classified and nothing has been demonstrated to contradict that, so it is the fact. It was the fact when I first said it, it is the fact that I’m saying now. 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 emails be made public. This is not an uncommon process, so again I will just reiterate nothing I sent or received at the time was marked classified.”