The State Department has opened a formal inquiry into the possible mishandling of classified information by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her aides.
Clinton and her staffers still have security clearances which could be revoked depending on the outcome of the investigation.
The inquiry will be looking into whether Clinton and her aides violated government rules with her use of a private email server while serving as the nation’s top diplomat.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, confirmed the department’s formal inquiry to Fox News.
Clinton’s spokesman, Nick Merrill, said: ‘Nothing’s been more thoroughly dissected. It’s over. Case closed. Literally.’
Earlier this month Senator Grassley launched another investigation into Hillary Clinton over whether the former secretary of state meddled in a Bangladeshi corruption probe to help a Clinton Foundation donor.
‘This new evidence of pay-to-play and special treatment reinforces the appearance that donations to the Clinton Foundation resulted in favorable treatment by Secretary Clinton’s State Department,’ Grassley said.