FBI agents are planning to seek interviews with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s aides in coming weeks as an investigation into her use of private e-mail for official business enters a new phase, according to two people familiar with the inquiry.
Investigators would also like to interview the Democratic presidential front-runner herself as part of the inquiry, the people said. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is striving to complete its probe by May or June and pass its findings along to prosecutors for potential action, the people said.
The interviews of aides who served Clinton while she was at the State Department would examine how the server was set up and used, and what precautions — if any — were taken to protect sensitive data, according to the people, who described the matter on condition of anonymity because the investigation is continuing.
Investigators are almost finished examining computers and other physical evidence as part of the inquiry, which is focused on whether Clinton’s use of private e-mail while serving as the nation’s top diplomat led to the improper handling of classified information, according to the people.