Hillary Clinton to Turn Over Private Email Server to Justice Department
Hillary Clinton has asked that her attorney turn over her private email server along with a flash drive containing work-related emails to the Justice Department
Hillary Clinton has asked that her attorney turn over her private email server along with a flash drive containing work-related emails to the Justice Department, PEOPLE can confirm.
Nick Merrill, Clinton’s spokesman told PEOPLE on Tuesday that the Democratic presidential candidate directed her team to give up the resources that would grant the Department of Justice access to the emails she sent during her time as Secretary of State.
“She pledged to cooperate with the government’s security inquiry, and if there are more questions, we will continue to address them,” Merrill said.
Merrill added that Clinton’s team and the State Department have worked together to “ensure the emails are stored safely and securely”.
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“This past spring, Hillary Clinton asked the Department of State to publish the 55,000 pages of the work emails she provided to the Department last fall,” Merrill added. “As she has said, it is her hope that State and the other agencies involved in the review process will sort out as quickly as possible which emails are appropriate to release to the public, and that the release will be as timely and transparent as possible.”
Over the course of the year, Clinton’s emails have been released in batches, the latest of which was released on July 31 and contained over 1,300 pages of emails.
It was first reported earlier this month that the FBI was examining the security setup on Clinton’s private email. Two officials from the bureau said that Clinton was not a target for them and they were not accusing her of any wrongdoing.
Though Clinton denies any speculations that classified information may have been sent or received, her lawyer says that he and his client are “actively cooperating.”