FBI Director: This 'Security Inquiry' Hillary Keeps Talking About Isn't a Thing, This Is a Criminal Investigation

Posted: May 11, 2016 3:20 PM

Since the FBI launched its criminal investigation into Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's alleged mishandling and exposure of classified information through a private server, the Democrat presidential candidate and her staff have maintained the FBI is simply conducting a security review or inquiry, not a criminal investigation. 

After months of staying silent surrounding the investigation, FBI Director James Comey told Fox News Wednesday that he doesn't understand what "security inquiry" Clinton is referring to. The FBI does criminal investigations and the investigation surrounding Clinton's personal server, on which she kept and transmitted top-secret, classified and human source information, is no exception.

"I don't even know what that means, a 'security inquiry.' We do investigations here at the FBI," Comey told Fox News' Catherine Herridge, reiterating Clinton will not be receiving any kind of special treatment.

Herridge further noted "security inquiry" is an unknown term to the Director.


The FBI is expected to interview Clinton about her personal server in the coming weeks. Top Clinton aides like Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin have already been questioned by the FBI as part of the criminal probe.

More than 2079 pieces of classified information have been found on Clinton's server. Some of the information found on the server is so sensitive, additional security clearances were needed for FBI agents to handle it and proceed with their investigation.