FBI To Hand Over Clinton Email Probe Files To Congress
In what may be some overdue, and much needed transparency, the WSJ reports that the FBI will “hand over” its Clinton email probe files to Congress. As a reminder, Clinton spoke with the FBI during the bureau’s investigation of her use of her private email server as secretary of state. The data handover could take place in the next few days, and it could happen as early as Monday, an official told CBS. This comes after several Republicans requested the testimony.
Actually, in retrospect, don’t hold your breath for any new revelations for one simple reason: there will be no actual testimony.
As CNN reported overnight, the FBI does not have a complete transcript of the interview, FBI Director James Comey told Congress in long testimony earlier this summer, as Hillary was not under oath at the time. Which means members of Congress will have be content with the FBI’s notes taken during the interview.
The Democratic presidential nominee met with the FBI for a voluntary interview in early July, which was part of the federal investigation into her use of private email servers. The meeting lasted about three-and-a-half-hours and took place at FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Politico first reported that the Obama administration was debating how to release the documents, over concern that the records are politically sensitive. – READ MORE