FBI Steps Up Clinton Email Probe

Legal questions have not stopped

Hillary Clinton may not have reporters asking questions about her email scandal anymore, but that doesn't mean others have stopped. Politico reports that the FBI is stepping up its inquiries:

The FBI’s recent moves suggest that its inquiry could have evolved from the preliminary fact-finding stage that the agency launches when it receives a credible referral, according to former FBI and Justice Department officials interviewed by POLITICO.

“This sounds to me like it’s more than a preliminary inquiry; it sounds like a full-blown investigation,” said Tom Fuentes, former assistant director of the FBI. “When you have this amount of resources going into it …. I think it’s at the investigative level.”

Clinton's emails, released at the time of her appearance before the House Select Committee on Benghazi, show that she told her family the September 11, 2012 attack was an act of terrorism. But she told the American public that a YouTube video was to blame. The use of a private home email server rather than a government account was discovered by legislators trying to uncover what really happened during the Benghazi attacks, but has since evolved.

The FBI is investigating Clinton to see if any national security rules or regulations were broken due to the transmission of classified or secret information over the personal email server.