FBI to release Clinton interview notes: report

FBI to release Clinton interview notes: report
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The FBI expects to make public as soon as Wednesday a dozen pages of notes from Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGraham: McCain 'acted appropriately' by handing Steele dossier to FBI Why Mueller's hedge on obstruction decision was a mistake Giuliani says news media treat Dems better than GOP MORE's voluntary interview during the investigation into her use of a private email server, according to CNN.


The agency also is set to release its 30-page report to the Justice Department recommending no criminal charges against Clinton, CNN reports, citing multiple law enforcement officials.

The notes from the July interview — a form known as an FD-302 — are likely the best accounting of the three-hour conversation. In keeping with bureau policy, it was not recorded and Clinton did not swear an oath to tell the truth.

“It's a very long 302,” FBI Director James Comey told the House Oversight Committee in July.

The documents have been a hot commodity on Capitol Hill, where GOP lawmakers have pushed Comey for more information about the classified messages that passed through the controversial email system Clinton used when she was secretary of State.

The agency sent lawmakers documents relating to the investigation earlier this month, including summaries of the agency’s interviews with Clinton and her senior aides.

Those notes from the interviews with Clinton’s aides and other investigative materials that were sent to Congress are not being released, according to CNN.

House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason ChaffetzJason ChaffetzLawmakers contemplate a tough political sell: Raising their pay Top Utah paper knocks Chaffetz as he mulls run for governor: ‘His political career should be over’ Boehner working on memoir: report MORE has urged the FBI to create an unclassified version of files it sent to Capitol Hill, calling the documents “over-classified.”

Clinton’s presidential campaign has also suggested releasing the entire trove of material that the FBI sent to Congress. Otherwise, the campaign and its allies fear, GOP lawmakers would selectively leak embarrassing excerpts to the press.

Wednesday’s release, if confirmed, comes in response to multiple Freedom of Information Act requests on the reports, according to CNN.

In July, Comey announced that he did not recommend charging Clinton with willfully mishandling classified information.

While Comey called the former secretary of State “extremely careless” for using the server, he said repeatedly that “no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case.”

The decision not to recommend an indictment was “unanimous” within the FBI, according to Attorney General Loretta Lynch.