The State Department said in a letter on Monday that they’ve identified 30 security incidents regarding the handling of Hillary Clinton’s emails, a report said.
The letter, sent from an assistant secretary at the department to Sen. Chuck Grassley, said 23 “violations” and seven “infractions” have been issued as part of their investigation into Clinton’s emails, Fox News reported.
“To this point, the Department has assessed culpability to 15 individuals, some of whom were culpable in multiple security incidents,” Mary Elizabeth Taylor, the assistant secretary in the State Department’s Bureau of Legislative Affairs, wrote in the letter.
“DS has issued 23 violations and 7 infractions incidents. … This number will likely change as the review progresses,” Taylor added.
The State Department added that they expect the ongoing probe to be closed on Sept. 1 and acknowledged it’s been unusually long, according to the report.
“Given the volume of emails provided to the Department from former Secretary Clinton’s private email server, the Department’s process has been necessarily more complicated and complex requiring a significant dedication of time and resources,” Taylor wrote in the letter, Fox reported.
Former FBI Director James Comey said in 2016 that he would not pursue charges against Clinton after the bureau’s investigation into the handling of her emails, but called her conduct “extremely careless.”
President Trump tweeted about the Fox report early Tuesday morning, writing that the news was “really big.”
“Wow! The State Department said it has identified 30 Security Incidents involving current or former employees and their handling of Crooked Hillary Clinton’s Emails. @FoxNews,” Trump wrote.
“This is really big. Never admitted before. Highly Classified Material. Will the Dems investigate this?” he added.