The Hill’s Chuck Todd: Clinton’s crimes are real, but there’s a ‘credible’ explanation for her tweet

Chuck Todd, the new chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Monday that his panel is examining whether there is a credible explanation for Hillary Clinton’s use of an unauthorized private email account.

The email use issue has been a central issue for Clinton, who has come under fire from her party and the Republican establishment over the past week over her use of a private server while secretary of state, including on her book tour.

The FBI has said there is no evidence to support any evidence that Clinton or her aides had access to classified information.

The Democratic nominee’s campaign is under fire over her remarks, as has Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

“I think the FBI has not answered the question that we’ve been asking, which is, is there any evidence to suggest that Hillary Clinton or anyone else at the State Department, at the White House, at any level of government, knew about these emails,” Todd said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

“But I think the question for the Republicans and for some Democrats is, what did the FBI tell them?

And we are beginning to see that some people are coming to that conclusion,” he added.

Todd said he has asked a bipartisan group of senior intelligence officials for more information on the email issue and is expected to release his findings next week.

Democrats on the committee have questioned the FBI’s investigation into Clinton’s private email server.

Todd said the Justice Department’s inspector general is looking into the issue.

On Monday, the Justice department announced it is launching an independent review of the emails, saying that the department had been unable to obtain the relevant emails.

Clinton has been dogged by the email controversy since the Democratic National Convention in July 2016, when the candidate released a series of e-mails in which she appeared to support her husband, former President Bill Clinton, and criticized his administration for its handling of the crisis.

In the past month, however, the controversy has shifted to Trump, who is accused of encouraging Clinton to use the private server.

The Republican nominee has not been accused of wrongdoing by his Democratic opponent, but his campaign has said he did not provide a “fully responsive” e-mail account to the FBI during the investigation.

During the Republican convention, Clinton and Trump both said they would not accept the results of the November election if the election were to be called by the Justice’s inspector General, which typically reviews the work of the FBI.