Hillary Clinton said she’s not worried that an FBI investigation into her e-mail practices as U.S. secretary of state will linger through the Democratic convention in July and cloud her presidential aspirations.
“No, I’m not. Because I don’t think anything inappropriate was done,” Clinton said in an interview broadcast Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “And so I have to let them decide how to resolve their security inquiry, but I’m not at all worried about it.”
The former first lady said the FBI hadn’t reached out to her for an interview: “They haven’t. But, you know, back in August, we made clear that I’m happy to answer any questions that anybody might have. And I stand by that.”
Democratic competitor Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont has chipped away at Clinton’s wide lead in Democratic delegates with recent victories in western state contests, including
landslide wins last weekend in Washington state, Hawaii and Alaska.
Clinton said a campaign advertisement now running in New York, which assails Republican positions on immigration, wasn’t a sign that she assumes the Democratic nomination is assured and that she’s focused entirely on November’s general election.
“I know that I still have work to do to win the nomination, and I’m going to keep reaching out to every voter, everywhere, in these remaining contests,” Clinton said.
Clinton’s campaign continues to squabble with Sanders’ about the potential timing for a debate in New York ahead of that state’s delegate-heavy primary on April 19.
“I’m confident that there will be” a debate, Clinton said. “But I’m not the one negotiating it.”