The FBI has kicked off an investigation into the type of security Hillary Clinton used to safeguard the private email system she set up in her New York home while serving as secretary of state.
“Quite predictably, after the [intelligence community inspect general] made a referral to ensure that materials remain properly stored, the government is seeking assurance about the storage of those materials,” said David Kendall, Clinton’s attorney, in a statement reported by the Washington Post.
Kendall said he and Clinton were “actively cooperating” with the FBI. At the same time, Clinton’s campaign sought to downplay the news, and paint it as no big deal.
“WaPs story tonite doesn’t change anything we knew 10 days ago after nYT fixed botched report: IG sent ask to [Department of Justice] to confirm emails are secure,” tweeted Brian Fallon, Clinton’s press secretary, CNN found.
Clinton’s use of her private email server for public business has been the talk of Capitol Hill for some time. Since March, and the discovery of her email system, various congressional members have demanded more information to discern whether her correspondences ever included sensitive or classified information. The email server scandal has also driven down Clinton’s poll numbers for the presidency, fueling voters’ perceptions of her as untrustworthy.