The Justice Department has been asked to open a criminal investigation into whether Hillary Clinton mismanaged classified government information on a private email account she used while serving as secretary of state, The New York Times reported Thursday, citing senior government officials. Two inspectors general made the request following a June 29 memo from the State Department and intelligence agencies that said the Democratic presidential contender’s private account included “hundreds of potentially classified emails.” It’s still unclear if information included in the emails was marked as classified by the State Department when Clinton sent or received them. Clinton has said no classified information was handled on the account. The Justice Department has not decided if it will launch an investigation, senior officials said.
The New York Times made significant edits to its story on the potential criminal probe of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton‘s emails at the request of the Clinton campaign.
The headline of the Times piece was originally “Criminal Inquiry Sought in Hillary Clinton’s Use of Email.” However, that headline was changed to the less damning “Criminal Inquiry Is Sought in Clinton Email Account.”