February 2, 2016: Clinton’s use of a private email server was allegedly “planned in advance.”

Inspector General Howard Krongard (Credit: public domain)

Inspector General Howard Krongard (Credit: public domain)

Former State Department Inspector General Howard Krongard says that State Department must have known about Clinton’s use of a private email server from the start, because they never opened an official .gov email account for her, as they did with previous secretaries of state. He says, “This was all planned in advance” to protect her from “internal investigations.” (The Hill, 2/3/2016) 

Krongard was the department’s inspector general from 2005 to 2007. He resigned after Congressional Democrats accused him of blocking investigations of waste and fraud of the US occupation of Iraq. (The Los Angeles Times, 12/8/2007)

February 2, 2016: The FBI won’t reveal the scope of their Clinton investigation.

James A. Baker (Credit: public domain

James A. Baker (Credit: public domain

In an official letter to a State Department official, FBI lawyer James A. Baker writes, the FBI “has acknowledged generally that it is working on matters related to former Secretary Clinton’s use of a private email server. The FBI has not, however, publicly acknowledged the specific focus, scope, or potential targets of any such proceedings.” He says that to reveal more would endanger an on-going investigation. (Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2/2/2016) (The Hill, 2/8/2016)