Congress to Receive Notes From Hillary Clinton’s Interview With FBI

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August 15, 2016

Congress will have access to the notes from Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s interview with the FBI regarding her private email server as soon as Monday, according to CNN.

FBI Director James Comey said in a July congressional hearing he did not have a complete transcript of the interview and that Clinton was not under oath. Clinton reportedly had spoken with the FBI for over three hours about her email practices while serving as secretary of state.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has been actively seeking the file of Clinton’s interview since the July hearing.

Comey called Clinton’s handling of classified information "extremely careless" when he announced the FBI would not be pursuing criminal charges against her.

Comey also confirmed that Clinton had sent or received 113 emails that contained classified information over her server and that there were 2,00 emails classified retroactively. The FBI had found at least three emails that contained classified markings.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch agreed with Comey’s recommendation to not pursue a criminal case against the former secretary of state.

The Obama administration had debated whether or not to release the notes from Clinton’s FBI interview because they were concerned about Congress having access to politically sensitive issues, Politico reported.

The notes are considered highly classified because the interview did include questions about 22 emails that were deemed top secret and would damage national security if released to the public.