WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times local):
New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker is no longer flatly denying that he’s being vetted as a potential running mate for presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
Booker has said in recent weeks that it was flattering to be mentioned but that he wasn’t being vetted.
Speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Booker now says “If you have a question like that, please direct it to the Clinton campaign.”
It’s possible that Democrats won’t want Booker plucked from his Senate seat: New Jersey’s Republican governor, Chris Christie, would pick Booker’s replacement if he leaves for the White House. Democrats are hoping to win the majority in the Senate this election and might not want to take that chance.
Hillary Clinton’s interview with the FBI may signal that the Justice Department is nearing the end of its yearlong probe of her use of a private email server while secretary of state.
The controversy has hung over her White House bid and provided an angle of attack for Republican Donald Trump and other critics.
The Clinton campaign says the presumptive presidential nominee for the Democratic Party gave a voluntary interview for 3 1/2 hours Saturday at FBI headquarters in Washington. Spokespeople for the FBI and the Justice Department have declined to comment.
Clinton tells NBC’s “Meet the Press” that she has no knowledge of any timeline for the review. She won’t comment on whether officials gave her an indication that charges would not be filed.
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