This article was originally published by Stephen Dinan, on February 8, 2016 on Washington Times

The State Department confirmed Monday that the FBI is looking into former Secretary Hillary Clinton’s email server, filing a notice with a federal judge laying out the vague outlines of the investigation.

The FBI’s chief attorney wrote the State Department on Feb. 2 to officially acknowledge the probe, correcting the record from last year, when the FBI refused to say one way or the other whether it was looking into the matter.

“Since that time, in public statements and testimony, the bureau has acknowledged generally that it is working on matters related to former Secretary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server,” James A. Baker, the FBI attorney, said in the letter.

He said the FBI has not publicly detailed the focus or scope of the probe and that he wouldn’t broach those issues at this time because it could hurt the investigation.

The State Department filed the letter with the federal court in Washington on Monday.


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