147 FBI Agents Involved In Clinton Email Probe
Despite earlier comments from the Department of Justice indicating that the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email server was unfolding on their schedule, the FBI is speeding things up.
A report from The Washington Post cites an unnamed source saying that 147 agents have been assigned to the case, following leads, to include whether or not Clinton’s server was hacked when she was Secretary of State.
“What I can assure you is that I am very close personally to that investigation to ensure that we have the resources we need, including people and technology, and that it’s done the way the FBI tries to do all of it’s work: independently, competently and promptly,” FBI Director James Comey said earlier in the month.
The Hill reports:
Federal investigators are working to establish whether any laws were broken with the handling of classified material. Clinton’s campaign has pushed back on what it views as over-classification of the emails, many of which were retroactively classified.
Clinton has also said the law allowed her to use a personal email server, though she has acknowledged an error in judgment.
The issue had been a thorn in the side of Clinton’s presidential campaign and is likely to be a major issue in a general election fight.
The FBI and prosecutors investigating Clinton’s private server have begun the process of setting up formal interviews of longtime aides, according to the Los Angeles Times, which reported that the process could help investigators better understand whether classified material was knowingly or negligently discussed over the non-secure email system.