Democratic Presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton will likely not be indicted for her use of a private email server during the time she served as Secretary of State, according to statements made by White House Press Secretary Josh Ernest.
Responding to a question from a reporter Friday, Ernest said that is a decision that will be made by the Department of Justice but “based on what we know” it is unlikely that an indictment is coming.
“What I know is that some officials over there have said is that she is not a target of the investigation. So that does not seem to be the direction that it’s trending. But I’m certainly not going to weigh in on a decision or in that process in any way. That is a decision to be made solely by independent prosecutors but again, based on what we know from the Department of Justice, it does not seem to be headed in that direction.”
Ernest’s comments come on the heels of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay saying, Monday, the FBI was “ready to indict” Clinton.
In a Labor Day interview with the Associated Press, Clinton called the ongoing Republican-led investigations about her emails, “a distraction” and offered no apology.
“What I did was allowed. It was allowed by the State Department. The State Department has confirmed that.”
Despite ongoing inquiries into her email practices, both the State Department and Department of Justice have confirmed that Clinton did not violate any laws, as her actions were in alignment with the law and department policies at the time.