Former Senior Aide To Hillary Clinton Walks Out Of FBI Interview (VIDEO)

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A former senior aide to Hillary Clinton, Cheryl Mills, walked out of her interview with the FBI as part of its ongoing investigation of Clinton’s email server. Mills served as the State Department’s chief of staff during Clinton’s years as Secretary of State.

The abrupt end to the interview, according to The Washington Post, came at nearly the beginning of the interview.

An FBI investigator broached a topic with longtime Hillary Clinton aide Cheryl Mills that her lawyer and the Justice Department had agreed would be off limits, according to several people familiar with the matter. Mills and her lawyer left the room — though both returned a short time later — and prosecutors were somewhat taken aback that their FBI colleague had ventured beyond what was anticipated, the people said…

Certain topics had reportedly been agreed-upon beforehand as off-limits. The questions that broached that agreement involved procedures used to send emails to the State Department that could possibly be released publicly. Mills, who is also an attorney, was concerned that the answers would violate attorney-client privilege.

The investigation is reported to have found little to no evidence at this point that Hillary Clinton ever maliciously violated any classification rules in using her private server to send and receive emails while serving as Secretary of State. The investigation appears to be coming to a close with the exception of interviewing Clinton herself.

 

Despite news that Clinton may soon be cleared of any wrong-doing, the incident makes one thing very clear.

The episode demonstrates some of the tension surrounding the criminal probe into possible mishandling of classified information involving the leading Democratic presidential candidate. In the coming weeks, prosecutors and FBI agents hope to be able to interview Clinton herself as they work to bring the case to a close.

The FBI reports that they still consider Mills to be a cooperating witness. Several people present at the scene reported that many were stunned by their colleague’s breach of the agreement they had made with Mills regarding topics that were off-limits.

For more on the FBI’s investigation of Hillary Clinton’s emails, see the video below:

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