Here Are the FBI’s Files From the Hillary Clinton Email Investigation

The documents reveal how Clinton explained her use of a private email server to agents.

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The FBI released a summary of its file from the Hillary Clinton email investigation on Friday, showing details of Clinton’s explanation of her use of a private email server to handle classified communications. The release comes nearly two months after FBI Director James Comey announced that although Clinton’s handling of classified information was “extremely careless,” it did not rise to the level of a prosecutable offense. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced the next day that she would not pursue charges in the matter.

“We are making these materials available to the public in the interest of transparency and in response to numerous Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests,” the FBI noted in a statement sent to reporters with links to the documents.

The documents include notes from Clinton’s July 2 interview with agents, as well as a “factual summary of the FBI’s investigation into this matter,” according to the FBI release.

Throughout her interview with agents, Clinton repeatedly said she relied on the career professionals she worked with to handle classified information correctly. The agents asked about a series of specific emails, and in each case Clinton said she wasn’t worried about the particular material being discussed on a nonclassified channel.

Read the full documents below:

FBI summary file:

 

Clinton interview notes:

 

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