US House panel: Federal Bureau of Investigation provides documents on Clinton email probe

  • US House panel: Federal Bureau of Investigation provides documents on Clinton email probe

US House panel: Federal Bureau of Investigation provides documents on Clinton email probe

On Monday, Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., and House oversight committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, sent a letter to U.S. Attorney Channing Phillips detailing several examples that they allege show where Clinton's sworn testimony before Congress contradicts evidence collected during the FBI's investigation of Clinton's private email server.

But it was made in response to an effort by lawmakers to learn more about the FBI investigation which resulted in no charges against the former secretary of state and current Democratic presidential nominee - though Comey concluded Clinton had been "extremely careless" in her handling of classified and sensitive material.

Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, warned this week that providing the FBI's confidential notes to the Republicans will discourage witnesses from cooperating with future investigations.

But the materials turned over - which included an investigative summary; reports known as "302s" containing interviews with Clinton and others; and classified emails found on her private server - may give Republicans fodder to criticise Clinton in the months before the election.

"The FBI already determined unanimously that there is insufficient evidence of criminal wrongdoing", Cummins said in a statement.

"What we've seen is this lengthy multimillion-dollar congressional investigation that has been highly partisan where they wanted to leak out this or that to try to make their case against Hillary Clinton", Kaine said. He said if all the documents were unclassified, then it would be surprising " though not prohibited " for them to be stored in a SCIF.

New Hampshire state Rep. Al Baldasaro, shown introducing Donald Trump at a rally in May, repeated Tuesday that Hillary Clinton should be shot by a firing squad, but denied that he advocated her assassination.

In testimony before the congressional panel last month, FBI Director James Comey, Jr., indicated that there had been a small amount of classified material that passed through Clinton's non-government account. The material was turned over to Congress without giving the State Department a chance to review it.

The letter also says others who engaged in the same type of behavior as Clinton would be potentially subject to "severe administrative consequences". One: "Secretary Clinton did not intend to send or receive classified information", she said.

All material could not be released publicly and was presented to United States lawmakers as classified information.

It's not clear, however, if the State Department intends to disclose the most recent email batch to the public.

The report includes notes of their three hour interview with Clinton. But the controversy continued to swirl as the FBI investigated whether there was criminal behavior in the use of the server by Clinton and her then-aides at the State Department.

"There's some feeling that maybe there was something tawdry surrounding the Clinton Foundation and how it raised money and how people involved with it discharged themselves while Clinton was secretary of state", Gerstein said.

The State Department expressed concern that the documents might contain sensitive diplomatic information, and had asked to review them before the Federal Bureau of Investigation handed them over.