On the email case

Catherine Herridge and Pamela Browne of FOX News continue to advance the mind-boggling story of Hillary Clinton’s unsecured private email server for her official State Department business. In their latest report, Herridge and Browne note that the FBI is speaking with the intelligence agencies that generated the information. Herridge and Browne cite two intelligence sources described as “familiar with the probe” as their sources.

The FBI agents are conducting interviews to determine the classification level of the information in the emails. Herridge and Browne assert: “The step speaks to the diligence with which the bureau is handling the investigation, despite the former secretary of state’s claims that the matter boils down to a mere interagency dispute.”

Referring to comments by the Clinton campaign downplaying the FBI’s investigation, one of Herridge and Browne’s intelligence sources said: “This is not merely a difference of opinion between the State Department and the Department of Justice. The bureau will go directly to depose specific individuals in agencies who generated the highly classified materials.”

Herridge and Browne’s current installment on the Clinton email story allows them to revisit previous stories identifying information in many emails on Clinton’s as highly classified. This installment advances the story a baby step or two. If the investigation is as described, however, it is hard to see how it does not result in the recommendation of serious charges against officials including Hillary Clinton.

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