FBI Confirms Clinton Email Probe

The FBI released documents Monday confirming an agency investigation of presidential contender Hillary Clinton’s controversial private email server. A letter from FBI General Counsel James Baker, made public the night before Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary, admits the inquiry is ongoing but does not clarify whether it is tied to a criminal case or expands further than a security review. However, the letter marks the first time that the agency has formally and publicly notified the State Department of such a probe. The FBI has previously acknowledged that it was looking into the issue but never confirmed “the specific focus, scope, or potential targets of any such proceedings,” Baker wrote.