As much as Hillary Clinton and her presidential campaign try to spin the just-announced FBI probe into the former secretary of state’s email practices as not that big a deal and just a fact-finding exercise, the true nature of the Bureau’s inquiry is much more serious. So says a bombshell report in the New York Post that definitively labels the FBI’s action as a “criminal probe.”
The feds are investigating to what extent Clinton relied on her home server and other private devices to send and store classified documents, according to a federal source with knowledge of the inquiry.
“It’s definitely a criminal probe,” said the [Post’s unidentified] source. “I’m not sure why they’re not calling it a criminal probe.”
As Western Journalism reported late last month — when two inspectors general asked the Justice Department to open an investigation into Hillary’s use of a private email account maintained on a personal server — The New York Times was persuaded by the Clinton campaign to change its original story.
The first report published by the Times said the request was for Justice to launch a “criminal” probe. After complaints from Hillary’s image-protection team, the “criminal” description was eliminated in favor of less provocative, more neutral language.
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