Clinton interviewed by the FBI about private email server

Secret Service stand guard around a Secret Service vehicle after it arrived at the home of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Washington, Saturday, July 2, 2016. The Clinton campaign says the FBI interviewed Clinton on Saturday morning in Washington, about her emails while she was secretary of state. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton has been interviewed Saturday by the FBI about her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state.

Clinton campaign spokesman Nick Merrill says in a statement the voluntary interview with federal agents took place Saturday.

The interview was not unexpected and does not suggest that Clinton or anyone else is likely to face prosecution. Legal experts view criminal prosecution as exceedingly unlikely. The interview may indicate that the Justice Department’s yearlong probe is drawing to a close.

Still, it’s awkward for Democrats to have FBI agents question Clinton mere weeks before their party formally nominates her for president.

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