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FBI Releases Hillary Clinton’s Email Report

Hilary Clinton
Posted: Sep 2, 2016 at 6:43 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released on Friday, the notes from Hillary Clinton’s interview with the bureau along with the report the agency put together on its investigation, making the information public after giving it to Congress last month.

The bureau is making the information public in response to numerous Freedom of Information Act requests, including from CNN.

Fallout from Clinton’s use of a private email server continues to dog the Democratic presidential nominee’s campaign, as her lead over her Republican counterpart Donald Trump has been cut in half since her post convention bounce last month. Trump and other Republicans have stepped up their attacks connecting the emails to questions over whether Clinton gave preferential treatment to donors to her family’s foundation.

FBI Director James Comey in July took the unprecedented step of announcing in a press conference the FBI’s conclusion that there was not enough evidence to merit a criminal prosecution, before handing over his findings to the Justice Department.

The Department of Justice followed that recommendation and decided no prosecution was merited.

After Comey testified about the decision before Congress, members requested access to his agency’s report. Last month, the bureau gave members of Congress access to the notes, as well as notes from interviews with other Clinton staff and aides, but kept that version of the report classified.

Comey testified that no transcript of the interview exists, only the notes taken on it. Clinton was not under oath.

The FBI’s release Friday did not include the notes of interviews with Clinton’s aides.