Trump State Department Goes On Offense In Clinton Email Scandal

Hillary Clinton delivers the Romanes Lecture at the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford. (Photo by Steve Parsons/PA Images via Getty Images)

The Washington Post is reporting that individuals who had e-mail contact with twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton while she was Secretary of State have been contacted by investigators for the State Department. 

The investigators have warned these individuals that e-mails found on Clinton’s private unprotected e-mail server have now been classified and if they attempt to transmit them, they could be charged with security violations.  

The e-mail review began more than a year ago and the Post article implies, with little concrete evidence, that it was dormant until this week, when the paper was contacted by someone who had received the notification from the State Department. Former officials told the Post they felt they were being harassed by the Administration over an issue that was or them, resolved.

The State Department denied that this action has anything to do with last week’s efforts by Congress to begin impeachment proceedings against the President. Senior officials in the Department say that the timing reflects only how long it took investigators to evaluate the more than 3 million e-mails on the unprotected server.