- The Washington Times - Sunday, April 10, 2016

President Obama on Sunday vowed that the ongoing investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server will not be tainted by politics, even though the target of the investigation is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination.

In an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” the president not only said the probe is free from any interference by the White House, he also stood by his claim that Mrs. Clinton’s email server did not put Americans in harm’s way.

“I continue to believe she has not jeopardized America’s national security,” Mr. Obama said.

During her four years as secretary of state, Mrs. Clinton used a private email account rather than the official state.gov address. More than 2,000 emails that passed through that account now are marked classified, and nearly two dozen contained top secret information.

The FBI is investigating the matter, and while Mrs. Clinton has virtually promised she will not be indicted, the scandal still hangs over her presidential ambitions and fuels the notion that she’s not fully trustworthy.

Moving forward, Mr. Obama said the FBI investigation will not be affected by politics.

“I guarantee there is no political influence in any investigation conducted by the Justice Department of the FBI, not just in this case but in any case,” he said. “Full stop. Period. Guaranteed. Nobody gets treated differently when it comes to the Justice Department because nobody is above the law.”

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