FBI Investigating Security of Hillary Clinton's Emails

But it's not targeting her, per a WaPo report
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 5, 2015 6:05 AM CDT
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton greets supporters before speaking at a campaign rally at La Rumba.   (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

(Newser) – The FBI is taking a look at the private email server Hillary Clinton used while she was secretary of state and is also asking about a thumb drive that holds copies of emails sent by Clinton during that time as part of an inquiry into the security of her email set-up. This by way of a Washington Post report that cites two unnamed US officials, though Clinton's lawyer, David Kendall, confirmed that the government has made contact. The two officials say the FBI is not targeting Clinton, and Politico sums up Kendall's reaction to the Post report by writing he "sought to portray [the inquiry] as the logical result of the recent decision by Intelligence Community Inspector General I. Charles McCullough III to report the matter to the FBI as a potential security breach."

Politico has a statement from Kendall, who currently has possession of the thumb drive: "Quite predictably, after the IC IG made a referral to ensure that materials remain properly stored, the government is seeking assurance about the storage of those materials. We are actively cooperating." The Post got no comment from the DOJ or from Denver-based Platte River Networks, which had a hand in maintaining the system and has reportedly been contacted by the FBI. (Read more Hillary Clinton stories.)

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