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FBI releases major document detailing the agency’s Clinton email server findings

The FBI today released a 58-page document detailing the agency's interview with presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and others concerning the use of her private email server.

The far-ranging documents shows that Clinton used two private email servers that were located in a server rack in the basement of the Clinton Chappaqua home. The first was an Apple OS X Server bought in 2007 for former President Bill Clinton's use. This was in use from June 2008 to March 2009 with Hillary using the Apple Server starting in January 2009 with a account.

In March 2009 a second server, formerly used by Clinton's presidential campaign staff,  was brought in and installed in Clinton's Chappaqua, N.Y. home by Bill Clinton aide and Brian Pagliano, who did IT work for the Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.

Pagliano told the FBI he believes he migrated all the email from the Apple Server to the new model. These servers were administered by Cooper and Pagliano until 2013 when a decision was made to call in an outside vendor. The Denver company PRN began managing the Clinton's personal email server in July 2013. At this time it was moved from their home to a data center in Secaucus operated by Equinox.

The FBI document also revealed that it was Clincton's staff that declined the offer of a federal government email service.

“State Executive Secretariat's Office of Information Resource Management offered Clinton a State email address at the start of her tenure; however, Clinton's staff declined the offer,” but instead decided to use the personal server from the 2008 campaign.

Other highlights include the fact that Clinton's Blackberry smartphones, her preferred device, were bought at Washington, DC area AT&T stores by her assistant Monica Hanley and set up by Cooper, who synced it to the private server. When a new device was bought the SIM cards for the old model were disposed of by aides.

The document noted that Clinton would frequently switch devices and sometimes “ [Huma} Abedin and Hanley indicated the whereabouts of Clinton's new devices would frequently become unknown once she transitioned to a new device.”

Abedin is a long-time Clinton aide, including having been her deputy chief of staff when Clinton was Secretary of State.

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