FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton emails may be criminal probe – “A security violation would lead to criminal charges”

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Hillary Clinton 2016 campaign could be turned upside down

By Staff Reporter

(INTELLIHUB) — After weeks of contradictory mainstream media reports it has finally been confirmed that the FBI is indeed investigating Hillary Clinton’s private email server over what extent it was used to send and store classified documents.

Although two different articles from mainstream news sources have confirmed the FBI investigation, the report by the Washington Post makes the investigation sound more like a fact-finding mission and quotes a source who claims Clinton is not the target, but how anyone else could be the target was not explained.

The FBI has begun looking into the security of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private e-mail setup, contacting in the past week a Denver-based technology firm that helped manage the unusual system, according to two government officials.

Also last week, the FBI contacted Clinton’s lawyer, David Ken­dall, with questions about the security of a thumb drive in his possession that contains copies of work e-mails Clinton sent during her time as secretary of state.

The FBI’s interest in Clinton’s e-mail system comes after the intelligence community’s inspector general referred the issue to the Justice Department in July. Intelligence officials expressed concern that some sensitive information was not in the government’s possession and could be “compromised.” The referral did not accuse Clinton of any wrongdoing, and the two officials said Tuesday that the FBI is not targeting her.

On the other hand, the NY Post is reporting that the FBI probe is indeed a “criminal probe” and that charges are possible. (emphasis mine)

The FBI investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s unsecured e-mail account is not just a fact-finding venture — it’s a criminal probe, sources told The Post on Wednesday.

The feds are investigating to what extent Clinton relied on her home server and other private devices to send and store classified documents, according to a federal source with knowledge of the inquiry.

“It’s definitely a criminal probe,” said the source. “I’m not sure why they’re not calling it a criminal probe.

“The DOJ [Department of Justice] and FBI can conduct civil investigations in very limited circumstances,” but that’s not what this is, the source stressed. “In this case, a security violation would lead to criminal charges. Maybe DOJ is trying to protect her campaign.”

Clinton’s camp has downplayed the inquiry as civil and fact-finding in nature. Clinton herself has said she is “confident” that she never knowingly sent or received anything that was classified.

At this point Intellihub News has been unable to confirm which mainstream news outlet has the correct information but when you consider both Hillary’s past and the long history of cover ups at the Washington Post one can easily imagine that they are indeed covering for Clinton. It is also possible that the NY Post is trying to stir up anger towards the Clinton Campaign on the eve of the Fox debate.

The underlying take away from reports that the FBI are investigating Clinton’s transparently shady use of a private email server to specifically control what was eventually released to the pubic is that we are once again dealing with corrupt actions taken by the Democratic presidential candidate and once again the American people are seeing who Hillary Clinton actually is.

As Intellihub reporter Alex Thomas noted in late June, “Hillary Clinton is a manipulative LIAR – She deleted important work related emails and continues to directly lie to the American people.”

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