Hillary Clinton is expected to meet with FBI officials soon amid the agency’s ongoing investigation into her State Department emails, ABC News reported Friday.
The meeting over Clinton’s use of a private email server during her time as secretary of state comes more than a year after Clinton first admitted that she conducted official government business via a personal email address, rather than using one issued by the government.
Federal authorities began their investigation in August.
The FBI has been looking into whether classified material was mishandled during Clinton’s tenure at the State Department from 2009 to 2013.
Clinton, who is weeks away from officially accepting the Democratic Party’s nomination for president at the party’s July convention, has maintained that using the private email server was not illegal.
An inspector general’s report released in May appeared to back up Clinton’s claim but said she “did not comply” with State Department policies requiring her to surrender “all emails dealing with department business before leaving government service.”
Clinton has turned over tens of thousands of her work-related emails over the course of the investigation. About 30,000 more emails that were deemed “personal” were deleted.
The report of the meeting comes amid renewed furor over the federal government’s handling of the investigation. Attorney General Loretta Lynch has been roundly criticized for a meeting earlier this week with former President Bill Clinton aboard an airplane parked on an Arizona tarmac.
On Friday, Lynch admitted the meeting had “cast a shadow” over the investigation and said she expected to accept the recommendation of the career FBI investigators working on the case.