FBI may pillory Hillary with email spillery grillery

Clinton's private email earns prez candidate the attention of the Feds

The FBI is investigating presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's decision to use a private email account while presiding over the State Department.

The Washington Post has reported that the FBI is digging into Clinton's operation of a personal email server as part of her work as the US Secretary of State between 2009 and 2012.

In the past week, the Feds also contacted Platte River Networks – a technology firm based in Denver which helped manage the system – the Post revealed, citing two government officials.

During the same week, the FBI also contacted Clinton's lawyer, David Ken­dall, with questions regarding the security of a thumb drive containing copies of Clinton's emails.

Earlier this year, Clinton grudgingly admitted that her decision to use a personal email server while working as the US Secretary of State was perhaps unwise.

The National Archives and Records Administration rules state that personal email can only be used in "emergency situations", and even then only if emails "are captured and managed in accordance with agency record-keeping practices".

While stating that the FBI is not targeting the presidential candidate, officials have vocalised their concerns regarding Clinton's email practices, much to the delight of her political opponents.

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) – Republican presidential candidate and performer of the failed filibuster opposition to the NSA's surveillance shenanigans – poked fun at Hillary by offering her hard drive for sale back in April.

Lawyer Kendall confirmed to the Post that he was contacted: "The government is seeking assurance about the storage of those materials. We are actively cooperating," he said.

A lawyer for Platte River Networks declined to comment to the Bezos-owned paper, as did multiple Justice Department officials, it reported. ®

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