U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton
On Monday, WikiLeaks tweeted a link to a search aggregate of 1,258 emails that Clinton wrote or received discussing US engagement in Iraq while she headed the State Department. The Iraq War email bundle is part of a trove of Clinton’s correspondence that was released by the State Department in February, under the Freedom of Information Act.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) July 4, 2016
In March, WikiLeaks launched a searchable archive consisting of 30,322 emails from Hillary Clinton’s private email server that she used while serving as Secretary of State. The 50,547 pages of documents cover Clinton’s correspondence from 30 June 2010 to 12 August 2014. Out of that number, 7,570 of the documents were sent by Hillary Clinton.
The use of private email for state-run business has become a thorn in the side of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. With Democratic convention just weeks away, the public eye is following a close watch of a potential grand jury indictment.
This past weekend, the FBI spent more than three hours questioning Clinton about the email scandal, but as elections loom, the Bureau has yet to issue a report on its findings.
It has been a year since inspectors general from the State Department and federal intelligence agencies referred the case of Clinton’s server to the Justice Department last July.
The FBI questioning fell days after it was reported that former president Bill Clinton had held talks with Attorney General Loretta Lynch, responsible for the government’s investigation of Hillary Clinton’s emails. Clinton denied that her husband’s meeting with Lynch had anything to do with the email investigation.
Many believe that the former Secretary of State will not be indicted for her use of private email.
« That’s just not going to happen, » Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey, told CNN’s State of the Union program Sunday. « That’s something that, to me, is not within the realm of possibility. »
« I am not worried about it, » Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown told ABC’s This Week on Sunday. « There will not be an indictment, and that means she did what many secretaries of state have done in the past. »
Prior to Monday’s release, the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange warned that « upcoming leaks in relation to Hillary Clinton » would be enough to indict her.
« We’ve accumulated a lot of material about Hillary Clinton. We could proceed to an indictment, » Assange told ITV.
Yet at the same time, the whistleblower said that despite overwhelming evidence calling for an indictment, Lynch “will never” proceed with the charges.