In response to a Freedom of Information Act request filed by Judicial Watch, the FBI has released a statement confirming it is investigating Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s electronic communication of sensitive information during her stint at the helm of the U.S. Department of State.
Thank you Judicial Watch because the media doesn’t do their job. https://t.co/aF7Cf3tLmZ
— gb (@GinaLA09) February 8, 2016
Clinton’s second White House bid has been dominated by speculation regarding her use of a private email server while serving as secretary of state through which top secret information was reportedly sent and received.
Thus far, however, the FBI has been cagey regarding the scope of the investigation — or even whether an investigation had begun.
Nice of the FBI to confirm its investigation of its investigation into Hillary’s email the day before NH primary.
— Matt Mackowiak (@MattMackowiak) February 8, 2016
Earlier this month, the agency at least “acknowledged generally that it is working on matters related to former Secretary Clinton’s use of a private email server.”
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Beyond that, however, FBI general counsel James Baker offered few details. The bureau has not “publicly acknowledged the specific focus, scope or potential targets of any such proceedings,” Baker’s letter concluded.
Providing further information, the letter suggested, could adversely affect “on-going law enforcement efforts.”
The FBI confirmation came just days after Clinton dismissed any ongoing federal investigation on the matter, declaring during the most recent Democrat presidential debate that she was “100 percent confident nothing will come from the review of my email account.”