Former Clinton White House Counsel Marc Elias told Axios on Thursday that he “has been in litigation for a very long time, and it is my view that I am not at the law firm that I used to be at, but I have been involved in litigation with a lot of organizations, and that is where I’ve been involved for a while.”
Elias said that he had “a very good relationship” with the Justice Department during his tenure, and he “absolutely” had the experience to help the department investigate Clinton’s use of a private email server while secretary of state.
“I have been in this profession for a lot longer than I was in politics,” Elias said.
“I have a lot more experience and a lot better knowledge and I think I’m going to have a good relationship with the DOJ.”
He said he had spoken to a number of people, including some current and former officials, about the Clinton email case, and the FBI investigation, which he called “very close to the heart of the matter.”
“The question is, is there anything you can do?
Is there something I can do that could help?
I am absolutely convinced that it is in the interest of the FBI to look into it and I’m sure they will,” he said.
Elias has been in an ongoing legal battle with the FBI over the FBI’s investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
He previously testified before the House Oversight Committee about the FBI probe.
Flynn resigned from his position as national security adviser following reports of undisclosed conversations with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S.