WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton will turn her private e-mail server and a thumb drive of her work-related e-mails to the US Department of Justice, local media reported.
“[Clinton] directed her team to give her e-mail server that was used during her tenure as [Secretary of State] to the Department of Justice, as well as a thumb drive containing copies of her emails already provided to the State Department," Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill told CNN on Tuesday evening.
He added that Clinton’s team has been coordinating with the State Department to ensure that her e-mails are properly stored.
In March 2015, Clinton came under heavy scrutiny for using a personal e-mail for official business during her tenure as Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013. At the time, Clinton claimed she did not use her personal e-mail server to send any classified material.
On May 22, 2015, the State Department released some 296 of Clinton’s e-mails, which detailed how she handled the September 2012 terrorist attacks on the US diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. The Department is set to release the rest of her e-mails by mid-January 2016.