FBI reportedly recovers emails from Clinton server
The FBI has recovered emails from the server that Hillary Clinton used while serving as secretary of State, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday evening, citing someone familiar with the investigation.
Bloomberg reported that federal investigators had recovered both work-related and personal emails from the server that the Democratic presidential candidate had said were deleted.
The federal probe into classified information on the server will likely take several more months at least, the source told Bloomberg, adding that the agency was separating out personal emails.
One government official told The New York Times that it had not been very difficult for the agency to recover the emails from the server, which Clinton gave to investigators in August.
Clinton has said that she deleted about half of the 60,000 emails from her server that she and her aides deemed personal in nature, giving the State Department the rest for archiving.
“We’ve cooperated to date and will continue to do so, including answering any questions about this that anyone including the public may have,” Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill told Bloomberg.
The existence of Clinton’s private email account and server that she used during her four-year tenure as secretary of State, ending in 2013, came to light in March.
Questions surrounding her email arrangement and handling of potentially classified information has dogged her presidential campaign for months.
Meanwhile, the State Department has been releasing on a rolling basis the emails Clinton turned over to the department after redacting portions deemed sensitive or classified.
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