Report: FBI Checking On Security Of Hillary Clinton’s Email Server

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August 5, 2015 11:29 a.m.

Another day, another reported inquiry into Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s private email use.

The Washington Post reported late Tuesday that the FBI was looking into the security of the private email server at Clinton’s Chappaqua, New York home. The report cited two anonymous officials who said the agency reached out to a Denver-based technology firm that manages the server, and additionally reached out to David Kendall, an attorney who possesses a thumb drive with copies of Clinton’s work emails from her tenure as secretary of state.

Kendall confirmed to the newspaper that the FBI contacted him. He elaborated on the nature of that contact in a statement to CBS News.

“Quite predictably, after the IC (Intelligence Community) IG (inspector general) made a referral to ensure that materials remain properly stored, the government is seeking assurance about the storage of those materials,” Kendall said in the statement. “We are actively cooperating.”

The Washington Post’s report noted that the anonymous officials said the FBI is not targeting Clinton specifically.

Clinton’s private email account has been subject to scrutiny since March, when reports about her so-called “homebrew” system first surfaced. Most recently, The New York Times caught a lot of flak from both Clinton’s campaign and readers for erroneously reporting that the U.S. Justice Department had received a referral for a criminal inquiry into whether Clinton mishandled sensitive information while using that private account and for being less than transparent in correcting the record.

A Clinton campaign spokesman addressed The Washington Post’s report on Twitter:

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