Hillary Clinton’s lawyer confirmed that the federal government has contacted him about the security of her private email server while she served as Secretary of State.
They are investigating the ‘security’ of her server, rather than the content of the emails, or the fact she deleted thousands that pertained to government business, many of which would have shed light on Benghazi.
Hillary Clinton has repeatedly claimed that the private e-mail server she used as secretary of state “had numerous safeguards. It was on property guarded by the Secret Service. And there were no security breaches.”
It was not a breach that deleted thousands of emails, Hillary Clinton deleted them, and scrubbed her server.
From the Washington Post:
The FBI has begun looking into the security of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private e-mail setup, contacting in the past week a Denver-based technology firm that helped manage the unusual system, according to two government officials.
Also last week, the FBI contacted Clinton’s lawyer, David Kendall, with questions about the security of a thumb drive in his possession that contains copies of work e-mails Clinton sent during her time as secretary of state.
The FBI’s interest in Clinton’s e-mail system comes after the intelligence community’s inspector general referred the issue to the Justice Department in July. Intelligence officials expressed concern that some sensitive information was not in the government’s possession and could be “compromised.” The referral did not accuse Clinton of any wrongdoing, and the two officials said Tuesday that the FBI was not targeting her.
Kendall confirmed the contact, saying: “The government is seeking assurance about the storage of those materials. We are actively cooperating.”
A lawyer for the Denver company, Platte River Networks, declined to comment, as did multiple Justice Department officials.
The inquiries are bringing to light new information about Clinton’s use of the system and the lengths she went to install a private channel of communication outside government control — a setup that has emerged as a major issue in her presidential campaign.
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