Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and key aides are vulnerable to three felony charges and one misdemeanor count under the Espionage Act because of the unauthorized transfer of classified documents to her private email server, former national security and law enforcement officials tell The Daily Caller News Foundation.
As many as 150 FBI agents are deployed on the case and FBI Director James Comey and Attorney General Loretta Lynch are reportedly meeting twice weekly to discuss the progress of the investigation.
The FBI is reportedly in the “final stages” of its probe and working closely with members of the Department of Justice’s National Security Division to decide if a prosecution goes forward.
On Jan. 14, I. Charles McCullough III, inspector general for the intelligence community, revealed of the 1,000 classified documents found on Clinton’s server, about two dozen are Top Secret and SAP materials. SAP documents are higher than the Top Secret classification and contain the nation’s most sensitive secrets.
Former law enforcement and intelligence officials contacted by TheDCNF agree if there is wrongdoing, it is likely prosecutors will focus on the classified documents.
The most serious charges are felonies cited in Title 18 of the U.S. Code of the Espionage Act in sections 793, 798 and 1001. Experts contacted by TheDCNF say these could serve as the foundation for any criminal prosecution of Clinton or her aides.
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