After months of resisting calls to turn over her private email server, Hillary Clinton has agreed to hand over her secret server and a flash drive containing copies of her emails to the FBI and the Justice Department. Both agencies are currently conducting investigations which sources have indicated are criminal in nature.
Clinton has signed a sworn affidavit under the risk of perjury that she has turned over all work related emails to the State Department for review and eventual release. This comes despite the fact that emails that were previously not handed over by Clinton were found in the trove turned over by Sidney Blumenthal in his Benghazi Committee testimony back in June.
The Intelligence Community’s inspector general requested that the FBI scrutinize the security implications of Clinton’s use of the private email after determining that at least five emails containing classified information had been stored on her private server, including one email that State Department officials inadvertently released in response to a public records lawsuit. Two others are under review for final classification.
I. Charles McCullough III, the inspector general for the intelligence community, said State Department officials had warned that there were “potentially hundreds of classified emails” on Clinton’s private server.
Republicans shared exclusively with CNN Tuesday a review of those emails that the State Department had released, which they said showed Clinton and her aides sent information that would later be classified to six people’s private email addresses. They include former Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns; Cheryl Mills, who was Clinton’s chief of staff at the State Department; and Jake Sullivan, who served as Clinton’s top foreign policy adviser. Clinton also emailed information that would later be classified to close confidant Sidney Blumenthal, whose communications with Clinton about Libya have become a focus of the House committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks.
In what must have come as a small consolation prize to the increasing legal difficulties Clinton is facing, the RICO case filed by long-time ClintonWorld nemesis Larry Klayman has been dismissed by the judge overseeing the case. Klayman was determined by the court not to have legal standing to prove that he was personally injured by the alleged activities.
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