Hillary Clinton’s email usage as Secretary of State continues to shine in the 2016 spotlight.
The FBI has opened an investigation into the former Secretary of State’s email usage, particularly whether she sent classified information in them, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday.
FBI officials have contacted Clinton’s lawyer David Kendall to probe the security of a thumb drive in his possession that contains copies of work emails Clinton sent as America’s top diplomat.
“The government is seeking assurance about the storage of those materials,” Kendall confirmed to the Post. “We are actively cooperating.”
“Intelligence officials expressed concern that some sensitive information was not in the government’s possession and could be “compromised,” the Post reported. “The referral did not accuse Clinton of any wrongdoing, and the two officials said Tuesday that the FBI is not targeting her.”
Clinton’s spokesperson Nick Merrill said she “did not send nor receive any emails that were marked classified at the time. We want to ensure that appropriate procedures are followed as these emails are reviewed while not unduly delaying the release of her emails. We want that to happen as quickly and as transparently as possible.”
On the political end, Clinton has problems too. Democratic challenger Bernie Sanders has closed the gap in New Hampshire; A Tuesday poll showed Clinton at 42 percent and the Vermont Senator 36 percent. Sander’s favorability rating was 59 percent compared to Clinton’s 54 percent.