“My guess is they’re looking to see if there’s been either any breach of that data that’s gone into the wrong hands [in Clinton’s case], through their counter-intelligence group, or they are looking to see if a crime has been committed,” said Makin Delrahim, former chief counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee, who served as a deputy assistant secretary in the Bush DOJ.The problem is that their CI branch and their criminal branches are separate. We could still be looking at merely a counterintelligence assessment, somehow separate from a questioning of her security clearance. But keep an eye on it. There's an outside chance that the Department of Justice might be interested, for a moment, in justice.
“They’re not in the business of providing advisory security services,” Delrahim said of the FBI. “This is real.”
The NY Post is reporting that the FBI inquiry into Clinton's emails is a criminal probe. But the claim is qualified.
By Grim on Thursday, August 06, 2015