Hillary Clinton Agrees To Turn Over Email Server To FBI

August 12, 2015 9:33 a.m.
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Hillary Clinton’s attorney has agreed to turn over the server that powered the private email account she used during her tenure as secretary of state to the FBI, The Washington Post reported late Tuesday.

A spokesman for the Democratic presidential frontrunner told the Post that Clinton’s attorney, David Kendall, agreed to turn over the server in addition to a thumb drive he possesses that contains copies of the work emails Clinton already turned over to the State Department for review.

“[Clinton] directed her team to give her e-mail server that was used during her tenure as secretary to the Department of Justice, as well as a thumb drive containing copies of her e-mails already provided to the State Department,” spokesman Nick Merrill told the newspaper. “She pledged to cooperate with the government’s security inquiry, and if there are more questions, we will continue to address them.”

Merrill declined to tell the Post whether Kendall was ordered to turn over the devices and when he did so.

The FBI was reportedly looking into the security of Clinton’s so-called “homebrew” server, which was located in her Chappaqua, New York home. Officials said the FBI was not targeting Clinton herself.

There appear to be no emails from Clinton’s time at the State Department left on that server, either. Kendall wrote in a letter to a congressional oversight committee that “there are no hdr22@clintonemail.com emails from Secretary of State Clinton’s tenure on the server for any review, even if such a review were appropriate or legally authorized,” according to the Post.

Separately, the Justice Department said last month that it received referrals from the inspectors general of the State Department and the intelligence community about the potential compromise of classified information in connection with Clinton’s private email account. McClatchy reported earlier Tuesday that the inspector general for the intelligence community had notified top members of Congress about two emails found on Clinton’s server that contained “top secret” material — more sensitive than was previously known.

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