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Benghazi Committee Member: I'm "Hopeful" Clinton Will Be Charged For Private Server

"I think that there is only one answer that can be reached, and I am hopeful that will be the outcome that the FBI achieves."

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Rep. Mike Pompeo, a Republican member of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, says he's "hopeful" that the Justice Department will indict Hillary Clinton for the presence of classified information on her private email server.

"It is fair to say that there is increasing evidence of an enormous amount of information that was classified. It was classified when it was on her server and it was classified when it was sent," Pompeo said on the Lars Larson Show Thursday. "My guess is that the FBI has determined that same thing, and so I am anxious to see the FBI and Justice Department make their determination here as quickly as possible."

The Kansas congressman added that the only outcome he sees is criminal charges for Clinton.

"I think that there is only one answer that can be reached, and I am hopeful that will be the outcome that the FBI achieves," he said. "These are just facts. We've all seen the reports of the classified information on her server. It could not and should not have been lawfully handled in the way that she did it."

Asked what would happen if Clinton wasn't charged, perhaps for political reasons, Pompeo said he would demand answers.

"I'm hopeful that won't be the case," said Pompeo.

Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Andrew Kaczynski at andrew.kaczynski@buzzfeed.com.

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