Jan 21, 2016 12:28 AM GMT
Clinton campaign accuses Obama appointee of trying to smear Clinton
Inspector General says dozens of Clinton emails contained classified information
Campaign spokesman Brian Fallon calls the information part of a “coordinated leak”
Inspector General was nominated by Obama, unanimously confirmed by Senate
The comments came after Inspector General Charles McCullough III told senators that he believes at least several dozen of emails Clinton sent and received while she was secretary of state contained classified material at the highest levels, according to a letter obtained by McClatchy.
McCullough was nominated by President President Barack Obama in August 2011 to be the first inspector general for the 16 intelligence agencies and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. He was unanimously confirmed by the Senate Intelligence Committee that October. The full Senate agreed by unanimous consent in November.