Fourth Estate Staff
Washington, DC, United States (4E) – The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has forwarded the interview notes and other materials used during their investigation about Democratic presidential nominee’s use of a private email server while serving as the Secretary of State to certain member of the Congress.
The FBI provided the House Oversight Committee with the documents for them to review the gathered information. A committee spokesperson said that they are currently reviewing it and has classified it as Secret. The forwarding to the committee comes after top House Republicans for FBI Director James Comey to release the investigative file of the matter.
The FBI said in a statement regarding the move, “Consistent with our commitment to transparency with respect to the FBI’s investigation of former Secretary of State Clinton’s use of a personal email server, the FBI is providing certain relevant materials to appropriate congressional committees to assist them in their oversight responsibilities in this matter.” They added in their statement that they hope the classified and sensitive information will not be disseminated or disclosed without the FBI’s knowledge.
Aside from the House Oversight Committee, the documents are expected to be handed over to the House Intelligence Committee, the House Judiciary Committee, and the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The move of the FBI is in contrary to Clinton and her campaign’s request about the FBI releasing the materials in full to the public as opposed to releasing it in parts to the Congress, whom they called “people with motive.”
The documents released to the Congress will not include transcripts from the interviews of the FBI regarding the case. Comey said last month that their hours-long interview with Clinton is the last step to the year-long investigation. He added, “We do not have a basis for concluding she lied to the FBI.”
The FBI recommended that there will be no charges against Clinton. However, they found out that Clinton and her colleagues were “extremely careless” in their way of handling the sensitive and highly classified information.