Senate GOP leader: Release Clinton's FBI interview
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellGOP acknowledges struggle to bring down Biden Pew poll: 50 percent approve of Democrats in Congress Pelosi on power in DC: 'You have to seize it' MORE (R-Ky.) wants Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonPelosi on power in DC: 'You have to seize it' Cuba readies for life without Castro Chelsea Clinton: Pics of Trump getting vaccinated would help him 'claim credit' MORE's interview with the FBI made public as GOP lawmakers demand more information on the investigation into her private email server.

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"It's pretty clear ... that the American people would like to see what Hillary Clinton said to the FBI," McConnell told reporters during his weekly press conference.

McConnell and Sen. John CornynJohn CornynSunday shows preview: Russia, US exchange sanctions; tensions over policing rise; vaccination campaign continues GOP acknowledges struggle to bring down Biden Intelligence leaders push for mandatory breach notification law MORE (R-Texas) noted that lying to the agency was a punishable offense.

"There's no particular penalty for lying to the public, unless the public get tired of it, but there's a real penalty for lying about the FBI," McConnell said.

McConnell's comments came after Cornyn voiced support for releasing any information tied to the FBI's probe, including the 3.5-hour interview that took place days before Comey's announcement.

"Only when we get the complete investigation out, including that three-and-a-half hour interview with the FBI, will the American people have the information they need in order to make a final judgement,” the Senate’s No. 2 Republican said.

 

 

Republicans have demanded access to any information tied to the agency's probe after FBI Director James Comey announced Tuesday he would recommend no charges against the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee for her use of a private server while secretary of State.

The GOP has united in opposition to the decision, and House committee chairmen plan to call both Comey and Attorney General Loretta Lynch to answer questions about the inquiry.

“The fact pattern presented by Director Comey makes clear Secretary Clinton violated the law. Individuals who intentionally skirt the law must be held accountable,” Oversight Committee Chairman Jason ChaffetzJason ChaffetzCongress's latest hacking investigation should model its most recent Fox News Audio expands stable of podcasts by adding five new shows The myth of the conservative bestseller MORE (R-Utah) said in a Wednesday statement.

McConnell sidestepped a question Wednesday about whether presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald TrumpDC goes to the dogs — Major and Champ, that is Biden on refugee cap: 'We couldn't do two things at once' Taylor Greene defends 'America First' effort, pushes back on critics MORE should get classified intelligence briefings, saying the focus is on Clinton.

"The question here is Hillary Clinton and her public explanation compared to her private representation to the FBI. We're entitled to know all of that," he said in response to the question on Trump.