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Hillary Clinton has been questioned by the FBI over her use of emails while she was secretary of state, her campaign says.

A spokesperson for the Democratic presidential candidate said it was a voluntary interview.

The FBI is investigating Hillary Clinton and her aides over whether they mishandled classified information on a private email server she used while serving as secretary of state.Hillary Clinton South Carolina victory

Hillary Clinton denies handling classified information in her private emails.

The former secretary of state said she set up the email address for reasons of convenience.

However, a state department inquiry accused Hillary Clinton and other former US secretaries of state of poorly managing email security.

The Justice Department is now seeking to establish whether this constitutes a criminal offence.

On July 1, the US Attorney General Loretta Lynch said she would accept the findings of the FBI and prosecutors, when deciding whether to charge Hillary Clinton.

On June 30, it was revealed that Loretta Lynch had met former President Bill Clinton in what she described as a “social” meeting but which she admitted would “cast a shadow” over the way her role in the case would be perceived.

Hundreds of Hillary Clinton’s emails from her private server are to be reviewed to see if they contain classified information.

The State Department identified the emails as it carries out its check on whether they can be released publicly.

Hillary Clinton’s use of private email while secretary of state for four years has sparked a barrage of criticism.

The Democratic 2016 frontrunner says her private email contained nothing that was classified at the time.

Critics say that her set-up was unsecure, against government rules and designed to shield her communications from oversight.

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In December 2014, Hillary Clinton handed over about 30,000 emails she sent and received while in office.

A team of officials has been checking the emails since a federal judge ordered they be released to the public on a rolling basis over the next five months.

In court papers filed with a District court judge in Washington on August 17, the State Department updated its progress.

One of its officials told the court that 305 of Hillary Clinton’s emails are being recommended for review by intelligence agencies.

State Department spokesman John Kirby told reporters later that day the review of more emails was “healthy”.

“It doesn’t mean that all 300 are going to end up at some level of (classification upgrade). I suspect some will and I suspect some won’t,” he said.

The FBI is investigating whether classified information was improperly sent via the server and stored there.

Under US federal law, officials’ correspondence is considered to be US government property.


Hillary Clinton’s emails from her private server will be released in January 2016, the State Department has told a federal court.

Since launching her presidential bid, Hillary Clinton has been on the defensive about her use of the server to conduct official business while she was secretary of state.

The timing for the release could prove tricky for her campaign.Hillary Clinton email scandal 2015

The State Department says it will publish some of the 55,000 pages of emails online.

It proposed the date in court documents filed on May 18. The documents were in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request made by Vice News.

The proposed date falls just a few weeks before the Iowa caucuses and other early state primary elections.

John Hackett, the state department official in charge of handling FOIA requests, said the 55,00 pages of emails were delivered in paper form and would require time to review before their release.

“Given the breadth and importance of the many foreign policy issues on which the secretary of state and the department work, the review of these materials will likely require consultation with a broad range of subject matter experts within the department and other agencies, as well as potentially with foreign governments,” he said.

Hillary Clinton, who voluntarily turned over emails from the server after discarding the ones she deemed personal, has said she wants the department to release the emails as soon as possible.