FBI treating Clinton emails as a potential criminal investigation
August 19, 2015
Dozens of federal investigators have been assigned to the probe. David Shuster reports.
One week after the FBI took possession of Hillary Clinton’s personal email server, the FBI is treating the case as a potential criminal investigation. Dozens of federal investigators have been assigned to the investigation. Clinton’s main defense has been that none of the government emails she possessed were classified. But a violation of the relevant statute, 18 USC Section 1924, does not require that material classified. So her public defense may help her politically but won’t do anything for her legally.