“There is — as the public is well aware — a matter involving the president of the United States in connection with the Lewinsky investigation,” Ray said in a television interview with ABCNEWS in March. He also confirmed then he was beefing up his staff with two additional prosecutors and planned to add additional agents from the FBI and other federal agencies to complete the probe.
“The country went through the matter of impeachment,” he said. “The judgment was made by the country that it was not appropriate to remove the president from office.”
“It is now my task as a prosecutor, with a very limited and narrow focus, to determine again whether crimes have been committed and whether … it is appropriate to bring charges,” he added.
In a May Gallup poll, 56 percent said Clinton should not be charged in a court of law after he leaves office. Another 38 percent said he should be charged.