Probe sought over Clinton’s emails
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The Justice Deparment has been asked to open an investigation into Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWarren defends, Buttigieg attacks in debate that shrank the field Democrats fear Ohio slipping further away in 2020 Poll: Warren leads Biden in Maine by 12 points MORE’s use of a private email server during her time as secretary of State, The New York Times reported late Thursday.
 
The request by two inspectors general follows a June 29 memo to State Department Under Secretary of State for Management Patrick F. Kennedy that found Clinton’s email server held “hundreds of potentially classified emails.” 
 
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Clinton is the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016.
 
She revealed earlier this year that she operated the email account she used for official State Department business from a server registered to her Chappaqua, N.Y., home.
 
Clinton has repeatedly said she had no classified information among the the thousands of pages of State emails on her private server. 
 
Spokesman Nick Merrill told MSNBC in a Friday statement that the candidate “followed appropriate practices” when it came to classified material.

“As has been reported on multiple occasions, any released emails deemed classified by the administration have been done so after the fact, and not at the time they were transmitted,” he said.
 
State is reviewing the emails for public release. The first group of more than 1,900 emails was released June 30.
 
In that initial batch, portions of some emails were redacted because they became classified, but none were marked as classified at the time Clinton handled them.
 
The inspectors general told Kennedy in a July 17 memo that at least one released email contained information that was classified but did not identify what it was.
 
Both memos were obtained by The New York Times via a senior government official.
 
More emails will be released in intervals.
 
— Updated at 6:04 p.m. to reflect a correction in the Times's report.