WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- The FBI probe into Hillary Clinton's email scandal has been expanded to include a second private technology company. It has been also revealed an employee for the first company suspected a coverup.
Datto, Inc., based in Connecticut, was approached by the FBI in September and has been fully cooperating with the investigation. Investigators asked the company to preserve all data they had in relation to former Secretary of State Clinton, The Washington Post reported.
Datto, Inc. was hired to assist backing up data in 2013 by Platte River Networks, the technology company based in Colorado that managed Clinton's private email server.
In an email chain in August, Platte River employees were trying to find records that showed that Clinton Executive Service Corp., the company paying Platte River, ordered them to reduce the length of time backups of Clinton's emails were kept, Politico reported.
"Starting to think this whole thing really is covering up some shaddy [sic] [expletive]," the employee continued. "I just think if we have it in writing that they told us to cut the backups, and we can go public saying we have had backups since day one, then we were told to trim to 30 days, it would make us look a WHOLE LOT better."
Since Datto was hired after Clinton concluded her term as state secretary, it is unclear if the information it has in possession are Clinton's personal and work-related emails while she was secretary, or new emails after she left the position, Fox News reported.
This new revelation is the latest in ongoing concerns over Clinton's use of a private email server during her term as a member of President Obama's Cabinet. Critics have said using a private server potentially compromised classified information.
Clinton released scores of emails in recent months in response to the criticism and a Congressional committee investigation.
The Democratic front-runner has apologized for using her private server during her time as state secretary.