Clinton: 'No, I'm Not Concerned' About FBI Probe Into Emails

By Susan Jones | January 25, 2016 | 6:03am EST
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testifies before the House Benghazi Committee on Capitol Hill on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. (AP File Photo)

(CNSNews.com) - "Are you concerned" that the FBI investigation is taking so long and "putting an extra cloud over your candidacy?" Chuck Todd, host of NBC's "Meet the Press," asked Hillary Clinton on Sunday.

"No, I'm not concerned, because I know what the facts are," Clinton said. "I never sent or received any material marked classified. I cannot control what the Republicans leak and what they are contending."

Some of the classified emails found on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private server were even more sensitive than top secret, according to an inspector general for the Intelligence Community.

Inspector General Charles McCullough sent a letter to lawmakers ten days ago, saying that some of the emails found on Hillary Clinton's personal, unsecured server contained information from "Special Access Programs," which have a higher classification than top secret because they could reveal sources of information.

The Clinton campaign released a statement, calling it "alarming that the intelligence community IG, working with Republicans in Congress, continues to selectively leak materials in order to resurface the same allegations and try to hurt Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. The Justice Department's inquiry should be allowed to proceed without any further interference."

The IG was appointed by the Obama administration.

Clinton on Sunday reminded Chuck Todd that "back a couple of months ago, (House Majority Leader) Kevin McCarthy spilled the beans that the Benghazi investigation was all about bringing me down, something that I suspected, but I went ahead, testified for 11 hours, answered all their questions, and even they admitted there was nothing new.

"And now Senator Grassley shows up at a Trump rally yesterday in Iowa. He's the chairman of the Judiciary Committee who has -- and his staff have been behind and pushing a lot of these stories, and announces he's there for the simple reason -- to defeat me.

"I can't control what the Republicans are doing. But I know what the facts are, and I will just keep putting them out there. This is something that I think is very clear about what happened and I know it will be over and resolved at some point.

"But I can't control what the Republicans and their allies do. But I think it's important voters know what they're doing."

As CNSNews.com reported, Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.), a member of the Senate intelligence committee, said many of the emails found on Clinton's server "would absolutely represent a security threat" to the United States if a foreign government got ahold of them.

"There are about 1,340 e-mails that we know of so far that had classified information, whether it be sensitive classified or top secret," Lankford told "Fox News Sunday."

Clinton turned over her private server to the FBI in August. The FBI is still investigating what classified information may have passed through it.

Also See:
Sen. Lankford: Clinton's Emails 'Would Absolutely Represent a Security Threat'; 1,340 Had Classified Info
State Dept. Won’t Take Position on Declaration that Clinton Emails Contained Info ‘Derived From Classified IC Element Sources’

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