The FBI probe is expanding beyond the investigation of the security of the server. They are asking for documents and conducting interviews of people connected to the server in attempting to find out if officials knew classified information was on the server.
Politico reports they have stepped up their probe if you can believe anything they say.
“This sounds to me like it’s more than a preliminary inquiry; it sounds like a full-blown investigation,” said Tom Fuentes, former assistant director of the FBI. “When you have this amount of resources going into it …. I think it’s at the investigative level.”
POLITICO learned that around early October, the FBI requested documents from a company involved in the server arrangement after Clinton left State. It also interviewed a former high-ranking policy official at State about the contents of top Clinton aides’ emails.
The official, who spoke to POLITICO on condition of anonymity, said the questions explored whether anyone at State was concerned about classified information being put at risk by communicating via email. The source did not know of any such concerns.
Before people get too excited that the FBI might do their job, this is an anonymous source who spoke with Politico. They also might be trying to set up the appearance of an honest investigation. Last week, they suggested the FBI probe was going to wind down for lack of evidence and that might have been too premature for a whitewashing of Hillary Clinton. Appearances matter.