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Hillary Clinton says she has been ‘eager’ to talk to FBI

FILE - In this June 7, 2016, file photo, former President Bill Clinton, left, stands on stage with his wife, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, after she spoke during a presidential primary election night rally in New York. His popularity among Democrats is off the charts, he's a fundraising powerhouse and his administration is hailed by many as a high-water mark of economic prosperity. Without question, one of the key assets in Hillary Clinton's second campaign for the White House is her husband, Bill. And yet, there are still times when the former president can step in it. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton says she has been eager to have her interview with the FBI about her handling of email. The FBI interviewed her for 3 1/2 hours Saturday about her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state.

Clinton says in an interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press” that she is pleased to have the opportunity to assist the department bringing its review to a conclusion. She says the tone of the FBI session was civil and business-like.

Clinton says she has no knowledge of any timeline for the review and will not comment on whether she was given an indication that charges would not be filed.

For Clinton, the interview indicates that the Justice Department’s yearlong probe is drawing to a close only four weeks before she is set to be formally nominated as the Democrats’ choice to succeed President Barack Obama.

The interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd was conducted Saturday and will be aired Sunday.

Meanwhile, Donald Trump is weighing in.

In a tweet posted Saturday, Trump says “it is impossible for the FBI not to recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton. What she did was wrong!”

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