As the State Department prepares to release a third batch of emails sent and received by Hillary Clinton while she was Secretary of State, the Justice Department is considering opening an inquiry to look at whether classified information was leaked from the use of Clinton’s personal email server.
News of the potential probe broke last week in the New York Times, which erroneously reported that two inspectors general had asked the Justice Department to look into opening a criminal investigation. The paper later corrected its initial reporting, saying that the potential probe is not criminal in nature.
Clinton maintains that she never processed classified information through her own personal email server.
If the Justice Department decides to open a probe, what would they look for? What would the investigation look like? How would the latest in this brewing scandal impact the Clinton campaign?
Nathan A. Sales, associate professor of law at the Syracuse University College of Law. He is a former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Development at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, focused on on intelligence and information sharing
David Mark, co-author of “Dog Whistles, Walk-Backs, and Washington Handshakes (ForeEdge, 2014), and co-author of a weekly political language column for the Christian Science Monitor