Comey: 'No outside influence' on Clinton email investigation
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FBI Director James Comey pledged Wednesday that there is "no outside influence" on the bureau's investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDemocrats ask judge for quick ruling on McGahn subpoena Hillary Clinton: 'Every day Stephen Miller remains in the White House is an emergency' The Memo: Centrists change tone of Democratic race MORE's private email server.

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"I love the FBI because we aspire to, and I think we are, three things: We're honest, we're competent, we're independent," Comey said at Kenyon College in Ohio while responding to an audience member's question, according to Politico.  

"I've stayed close to that investigation to ensure that it's done that way. That we have the resources, the technology, the people and that there's no outside influence. So, if I talk about an investigation while it's going on, there's a risk that I'll compromise both the reality and the perception that it's done honestly, competently and independently," he added.

Comey told lawmakers in early March that he was closely monitoring the case and insisted it would remain independent. He said earlier this week that "the urgency is to do it well and do it promptly," adding that doing it " 'well' comes first."

The investigation continues to haunt Clinton's presidential campaign as she looks to solidify her status as the presumptive Democratic nominee with a win in New York later this month. Rival candidate Sen. Bernie SandersBernie Sanders2020 Dems slam Trump decision on West Bank settlements Sanders doubles down on Bolivia 'coup,' few follow suit Overnight Health Care: GOP senator says drug price action unlikely this year | House panel weighs ban on flavored e-cigs | New York sues Juul MORE (I-Vt.) has notched several recent wins, including a victory in Wisconsin earlier this week.