State Department Reviving its Probe Into Hillary Clinton’s Email Server
The State Department is reviving their probe into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state.
The news comes just as rumors and speculation began swirling that Clinton is gearing up to enter the 2020 presidential race.
The Washington Post reports that roughly 130 former Clinton aides have been contacted over the last few weeks and were alerted that emails they sent years ago have been deemed classified and may be considered security violations. Nearly all of the emails in question were sent to Clinton’s private server.
“This has nothing to do with who is in the White House,” a senior State Department official told the Post. “This is about the time it took to go through millions of emails, which is about 3½ years.”
Adrienne Elrod, an MSNBC contributor and former spokeswoman for Clinton’s presidential runs, responded to the news on Twitter, but has since deleted her tweet.
“This headline would be more accurate if it began with the words, ’In a politically biased effort to deflect ….’” Elrod wrote.
Clinton has repeatedly blamed investigations into her server as the reason she lost to President Donald Trump.
On October 28, 2016, days before the election, then-FBI Director James Comey had reopened the investigation into her emails, after previously declining to file charges against her.