By Steve Neavling
The FBI worked “around the clock” and used new technology to review a mammoth volume of emails following the FBI’s announcement that it was renewing its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server.
“A lot of this was a matter of technology,” one official told CNN . “Without the technology, this would have taken a lot longer.”
On Sunday, FBI Director James Comey wrote in a letter to Congress that the bureau was confident that it made the correct decision in July that there wasn’t enough evidence to support criminal charges against Clinton.
The investigation is now considered over.
But with not all the emails deleted by her attorneys for being personal in nature recovered and not all the devices used to transmit the emails in the FBI’s possession, it is possible something else could turn up that would require more review.
There were some classified emails found in the Abedin review, but the officials stressed the issue is not the classified information so much as proving intent. The sources would not specify how many of the classified emails were new or duplicates of ones already reviewed. Nor would officials say how many there were and what levels of classification they were at.
Another source told CNN that none of the newly recovered emails were referred to other intelligence agencies to conduct a classification review. That suggests that none of them were considered a “close call” in terms of classification, the source said.
“Keep in mind we are focused on intent,” one official said. “We know there are classified materials, but that doesn’t change the conclusion reached back in July.”