The U.S. intelligence community has reportedly stepped away from claims that two emails in Hillary Clinton’s private email server contained top secret information, according to POLITICO.
The news outlet reports that the decision came from Director of National Intelligence James Clapper’s office after a review concluded that the emails did not include highly classified secrets.
The State Department had challenged the initial claim about the emails when it was made by Intelligence Community Inspector General I. Charles McCullough III. The subsequent review found that the determination was “based on a flawed process,” a source told POLITICO.
State Department spokesman John Kirby would not confirm the report when asked Friday, saying they have received no final decision by the intelligence community with respect to the two emails.
He also stressed that the State Department’s view has not changed, and they do not believe the emails should be classified at that level and have made the case very strongly about both of them.
A spokeswoman for the intelligence community inspector general told Fox News they maintain the two emails remain classified as such.
Fox News' Catherine Herridge contributed to this report.