FBI Probing Security of Hillary Clinton’s Private Email Setup

WASHINGTON (Bloomberg News/TNS) -

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is examining the security of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s personal email system that she sometimes used to conduct government business, a U.S. official said.

The government started looking into the setup after the inspector general for the U.S. intelligence community referred the matter to the Justice Department to ensure the materials were properly stored, David Kendall, Clinton’s personal attorney, said in a statement.

Kendall said Clinton, whose use of the private email system in government service has prompted questions as she campaigns for the Democratic nomination for president, is actively cooperating.

The FBI has contacted the company that set up the email server and system at Clinton’s home in Chappaqua, N.Y., seeking information as to its security, the official said. The agency also got in touch with Kendall about a thumb drive with copies of Clinton’s emails, wanting assurances about the secure storage of that data.

The FBI’s interest was first reported by The Washington Post.