FBI Director James Comey said Monday that the agency was no rush to finish an investigation into whether classified information was mishandled on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email server ahead of the Democratic National Convention this summer.
Comey said during a visit to Buffalo, New York that there was no pressure to wrap up the investigation ahead of the July convention, according to the Niagara Gazette. He added that he was following the case closely “to make sure we have the resources to do it competently.”
“The urgency is to do it well and promptly,” Comey said, as quoted by the newspaper. “And ‘well’ comes first.”
Comey’s comments come after the Los Angeles Times reported last week that the FBI was reaching out to Clinton’s top aides to set up interviews, signaling that the investigation would be winding to a close soon.
Law enforcement officials have said that Clinton is not the target of the investigation. Clinton said on Sunday that the FBI had not yet contacted her about her emails.