THE HILL - The Justice Department has been asked to open a criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server during her time as secretary of State, the New York Times reported late Thursday.

The request by two inspectors general follows a June 29 memo to State Department Under Secretary of State for Management Patrick F. Kennedy that found Clinton’s email server held “hundreds of potentially classified emails.”

Clinton is the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016.

She revealed earlier this year that she operated the email account she used for official State Department business from a server registered to her Chappaqua, N.Y., home.

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