Trump: Reported security incidents related to Clinton emails 'really big'

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump faces high stakes in meeting with Erdoğan amid impeachment drama Democrats worry they don't have right candidate to beat Trump Trump threatening to fire Mulvaney: report MORE in an early morning tweet on Tuesday said that the State Department’s identification of “multiple security incidents” surrounding the handling of former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDemocrats worry they don't have right candidate to beat Trump Krystal Ball credits Gabbard's upswing in 2020 race to 'feckless' Democratic establishment Outsider candidates outpoll insider candidates MORE’s emails is “really big.”

“Wow! The State Department said it has identified 30 Security Incidents involving current or former employees and their handling of Crooked Hillary Clinton’s Emails,” he said, tagging Fox News.

“This is really big. Never admitted before. Highly Classified Material," he added. "Will the Dems investigate this?”


In a letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyOvernight Health Care: Top health official defends contract payments to Trump allies | Vaping advocates confident Trump will turn from flavor ban | Sanders gets endorsement from nurses union McConnell, GOP leaders say they won't be watching House impeachment hearing Poll: 1 in 5 US adults report trouble affording prescription drugs MORE (R-Iowa), the State Department said it had issued 23 violations and seven infractions, finding 15 unidentified individuals to be involved in Clinton’s use of a private email server.

The department said the letter to Grassley, who is leading congressional oversight of the security review, was issued as an update on the “lengthy” and “serious” investigation.

“Given the volume of emails provided to the Department from former Secretary Clinton's private email server, the Department's process has been necessarily more complicated and complex requiring a significant dedication of time and resources,” the letter reads.

The State Department’s review began after the FBI looked into Clinton’s use of a private server while serving as secretary of State.

While former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyThere are poor ideas, bad ones and Facebook's Libra Trump has considered firing official who reported whistleblower complaint to Congress: report Broadcast, cable news networks to preempt regular programming for Trump impeachment coverage MORE ultimately didn't bring any charges against her, he did say Clinton and her staff were "extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information."

Trump frequently spoke of Clinton’s private email use ahead of the 2016 presidential election, centering the deletion of 33,000 emails from the server.

He vowed that if he beat Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, he would order the Justice Department to prosecute her.

The State Department is expected to wrap up the probe by Sept. 1, and it said the number of violations and infractions issued “will likely change as the review progresses.”