Senator Lankford Statement on Reopening of FBI Investigation Into Hillary Clinton
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Senator James Lankford (R-OK) issued the following statement on the FBI reopening its investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email arrangement:
“Hillary Clinton has claimed for months that the FBI found no reason to prosecute her for her careless handling of classified information, but today reminds us again that the FBI can only examine what the Clinton’s have not already destroyed or hidden. As more evidence is discovered, it is obvious to the American people, and now to the FBI Director, that this investigation is far from settled. No one in the American government uses a private server at their home to conduct classified work or to store sensitive government information. All of the recent Wikileaks emails remind us that unsecure servers are vulnerable to theft and exploitation by United States enemies. Americans who have served our nation are rightly frustrated that Hillary Clinton put her political future above our national security. Today, I renew my call for the suspension of Hillary Clinton’s and her staff’s security clearances, just like any other person under this type of investigation.”
In July, Lankford and a group of Senators requested that the Department of State suspend the security clearances of Secretary Clinton, Huma Abedin, Cheryl Mills, Jake Sullivan, and other former State Department employees for security violations.
Lankford serves on the Senate Intelligence Committee.