By Steve Neavling
Four of Hillary Clinton’s closet aides are using the same attorney to represent them in the case of the former secretary of state’s private e-mail server.
It’s an unusual legal strategy that suggests the aides are telling investigators the same story, Politico reports.
The lawyer is Beth Wilkinson, a former assistant U.S. attorney who prosecuted Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.
Legal experts said the unique strategy carries risks if the four aides end up with different interests.
The FBI plans to soon begin interview top Clinton aides, and the quartet may be among them.
“The premise of employing the same counsel is that they believe there is not likely to be a situation where they start pointing a finger at one another to save their own skins — or perhaps at Secretary Clinton,” said Dan Metcalfe, founding director of the DOJ’s office of information and privacy. “And there’s a sense that if one of them goes down, they all go down. It shows they think they can coordinate the defense to everyone’s benefit.”