Shortly after Senator Chuck Grassley raised his voice about the FBI's refusal to share information about its investigation of Hillary Clinton's State Department emails, a status update of sorts has been provided.
F.B.I. investigators have recovered work-related and personal emails thatHillary Rodham Clinton said had been deleted from the server that housed the personal account she used exclusively when she was secretary of state, according to two government officials.
The F.B.I. is looking into how classified information was handled in connection with the account. It was not clear whether the entire trove of roughly 60,000 emails had been found on the server, but one official said it had not been very hard for the F.B.I. to recover the messages.
The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they did not want to be identified discussing a continuing investigation. The recovery of the emails was first reported by Bloomberg News.
Computer analysts have always expected that the FBI's technical experts would likely be able to recover the information they sought from Clinton's server.
Platte River Networks, the technology company that has managed Clinton's server since 2013, said the server was unlikely to contain any useful data after it handed the device over to FBI investigators in August. It's not yet clear how many emails have been retrieved, and it's possible that the Democratic presidential front-runner's private correspondence could eventually be released publicly, according to Bloomberg.
Clinton said that those emails were mostly related to her daughter Chelsea's wedding, yoga routines and condolence messages.