A day after hacker Guccifer claimed he had hacked former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server, reports say the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has already questioned a number of her former aides about her use of the server to conduct official State Department business.
Among those interviewed was Clinton adviser Huma Abedin.
Investigators have been looking into the security of the presidential hopeful’s email set-up and will interview Clinton soon, according to a report by CNN that quoted unnamed officials as saying the interviews are routine in this type of investigation. The Clinton camp continued to stress that it is cooperating with the Justice Department and that Clinton will be exonerated.
“From the start, Hillary Clinton has offered to answer any questions that would help the Justice Department complete its review, and we hope and expect that anyone else who is asked would do the same,” Brian Fallon, the former First Lady’s press secretary, said in a statement sent to CNN. “We are confident the review will conclude that nothing inappropriate took place.”
Marcel Lehel Lazar, better known as the Romanian hacker Guccifer, boasted that he didn’t just publicly expose U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s email correspondence and address, but actually broke into her email server.
Clinton’s camp denied this claim, noting that the FBI’s past review of Clinton’s server logs turned up no evidence of infiltration, reported NBC. Lazar did not back up his statement with proof, but investigators nonetheless will question him.