FBI Seizes Hillary Clinton’s ‘Secret’ Emails


Washington: Media reports on Tuesday confirmed that Thumb drives containing copies of emails Hillary Clinton sent and received while serving as US secretary of state are now in the possession of the FBI.

Multiple outlets also reported Clinton has directed her staff to hand over the personal email server she used.

"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," Clinton campaign spokesman Nick Merrill told CBS News.

Clinton has been criticized for her decision to use a personal email server while secretary of state, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation has recently begun looking into the possibility that Clinton sent and received classified information from the server.

Last month, the inspector general of the US intelligence community found that four emails sent through that server — in a sample of 40 of the 30,000 emails provided by Clinton — contained information that was classified when they were sent.

The thumb drives had been in the possession of Clinton's attorney, David Kendall, but were turned over to the FBI after the agency determined he could not keep the classified information they are thought to contain, according to US media reports.