The FBI has managed to recover "deleted" emails from presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's private server, which she used for official business while presiding over the State Department.
Bloomberg has reported that a person "familiar with the investigation" has said the Feds have recovered "personal and work-related emails" from the server.
The technical capability to recover deleted emails is not unique to the FBI's forensic analysts, and the capacity to ensure they remained deleted could be expected of most actors with any interest in information security.
Bloomberg states that "the exact number of personal emails recovered by the FBI could not be learned".
However, those emails which have been extracted are being separated by a group of agents into those which may qualify as personal correspondence, while "work-related messages" have been passed along "to agents leading the investigation", according to its source.
Critics of Clinton's activities have ranged from Edward Snowden through to US government watchdogs.
According to Bloomberg, Clinton’s attorney, David Kendall, did not respond to phone calls or emails seeking comment. Nick Merrill, a spokesman, said "we've cooperated to date and will continue to do so, including answering any questions about this that anyone including the public may have." ®