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FBI releases report on Clinton email investigation


The FBI on Friday released a detailed report on its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, including the summary of its three-hour interview with the former secretary of State.

{mosads}The report totals 58 pages, although large sections have been redacted.

In July, FBI Director James 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 repeatedly said that “no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case.”

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.

But the pages released Friday appear to only be a portion of the materials sent to Congress.

Clinton’s presidential campaign had suggested that the entire trove of material the FBI sent to Congress be made public. Otherwise, the campaign and its allies feared, GOP lawmakers would selectively leak embarrassing excerpts to the press.

The 11-page summary of the FBI’s interview with Clinton is likely the most complete record of the conversation, which was neither on the record nor recorded, in accordance with FBI policy.

According to the document, Clinton did not recall her specific conversations regarding the creation of the domain.

“It was a matter of convenience to move onto a system maintained by her husband’s staff,” according to the investigator’s notes. 

She did not recall receiving any emails she thought should not have been on an unclassified system, according to the interview notes. 

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

– Updated at 1:58 p.m.

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