FBI Is Releasing Hillary Clinton Email Report, Notes From Her Interrogation

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Chuck Ross Investigative Reporter
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The FBI will release its report on the Hillary Clinton email investigation as early as Wednesday, CNN is reporting.

Along with the 30 page investigative report, the FBI will also release a 12-page copy of notes taken during Clinton’s July 2 interview with FBI investigators and Justice Department attorneys.

The report is the same one which the FBI gave to the Justice Department last month. FBI director James Comey recommended that Clinton not be charged with mishandling classified information on her private email server. He did call her use of the off-the-books email system “extremely careless.”

The release is a response to Freedom of Information Act requests filed for the documents by numerous news organizations, including CNN and The Daily Caller.

CNN also reports that the FBI will not yet be releasing notes taken during interviews with Clinton’s aides. The bureau will also not be disclosing other investigative materials.

The FBI has given many of those other documents to Congress on the condition that they not be released. So far, very few details from the investigation have been leaked to the press.

Two details have emerged from the investigation. The New York Times and NBC News reported earlier this month that Clinton told FBI investigators that former Sec. of State Colin Powell advised her to use a personal email account at the State Department. She reportedly claimed that one of her exchanges with Powell occurred at a dinner party hosted by former Sec. of State Madeleine Albright. Powell and former Sec. of State Condoleezza Rice, who was also present at that dinner party, have both said they do not recall that exchange.

And last week, South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy said that emails were deleted from Clinton’s server using software called BleachBit. While Clinton has claimed that she has given the State Department all of her work-related emails, Comey said last month that FBI investigators recovered “several thousand” work-related Clinton emails that she did not give to her former employer.

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