After huge victories in the California and New Jersey primaries, Hillary Clinton has all but locked up the Democratic nomination for the 2016 presidential election.
There’s just one thing that remains that could stop her — a federal indictment over her misuse of government secrets while secretary of state.
Just one day after the White House publicly admitted that Clinton was under criminal investigation, new reports reveal the FBI is focusing on a series of emails sent between 2010 and 2011.
Critics believe these emails could lead to criminal charges, and have Democratic superdelegates scrambling to endorse Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders as the party nominee heading towards November.
According to Fox News, “A series of emails between American diplomats in Pakistan and Washington over drone strikes are the focus of the criminal probe involving presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified information.”
The emails, which ended up on Clinton’s private server, were part of a secret arrangement that gave the State Department more of a voice on drone strikes, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.
Those emails may contain evidence that Clinton knowingly compromised state secrets, legal experts believe. They discuss CIA and military tactics on a secret operation — and if the emails prove Clinton willfully ignored the security risks, they could mean serious trouble.
“Law-enforcement and intelligence officials said State Department deliberations about the covert CIA drone program should have been conducted over a more secure government computer system designed to handle classified information,” according to the WSJ report.
The Wall Street Journal first reported on this story.