FBI Director to Herridge: 'We Do Investigations, Not Security Inquiries'
Fox News chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge reported moments ago what she learned in an off-camera briefing between reporters and FBI Director James Comey.
Herridge said that Comey commented on the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server, reiterating that there is no timeline for the probe to be completed.
But she asked him whether the bureau is conducting a "security inquiry" into the server, as Mrs. Clinton has called it in an apparent effort to downplay the matter.
"He said to us point blank: 'I don't even know what that means, a security inquiry. We do investigations here at the FBI,'" Herridge said.
Comey was also asked about government employees who contend that if they had done a "fraction" of what Clinton and her aides allegedly did, they would be in prison.
Herridge said that the director emphasized that there would be no "special set of rules" for anyone under FBI investigation.
Comey also discussed the FBI's efforts to combat ISIS and said that the terror group's recruiting efforts have taken a hit in the past year.
In early 2015, six to 10 American citizens were trying to join ISIS in Iraq and Syria, but that is now down to one a month, Comey said.
Watch the Happening Now report above.