In response to the FBI raid at Mar-a-Lago on Friday, Hillary Clinton called former President Trump’s management of records “very distressing” and refuted any claims that she ever had classified information on a personal email server at her house, Fox News informed.
Former FBI Director James Comey declined to suggest that the former secretary of state be prosecuted in 2016, but he did note that the owning agency had determined that 110 emails in 52 email chains contained classified information, including eight chains marked as top secret and 36 chains marked secret.
Clinton charged Comey on Friday with swaying the 2016 election by informing Congress just days before polls opened that Anthony Weiner’s laptop had been found to contain a fresh batch of emails that may include secret information.
Two days before the election, he sent a follow-up email exonerating her of all accusations.
Later, in 2018, the Department of Justice Inspector General reported that an investigation turned up 81 email chains with roughly 193 individual emails that, at the time the emails were written on UNCLASSIFIED systems and sent to or from Clinton’s personal server, were classified as CONFIDENTIAL to TOP SECRET.
Approximately 100 documents containing classified material were taken by the FBI, according to court documents, during a search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence on August 8.
The Justice Department announced that it is looking into possible federal law violations involving the gathering, transmission, or loss of defense information, as well as the concealment, removal, or mutilation of defense information and the destruction, alteration, or falsification of records in connection with federal investigations.
Last Monday, Judge Raymond Dearie was appointed as a special master to carry out an impartial examination of those records.
On Friday, Clinton joked that if she were to serve as secretary of state again, she wouldn’t use a different server and would instead use the open, frequently breached state department servers.