Administration

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

President Trump 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 Clinton'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 Grassley (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 Comey 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."

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