The FBI is set to release to the public its report on the Hillary Clinton email investigation as soon as today, the Washington Examiner reports.
The report will include about 30 pages of details about the probe, as well as roughly a dozen additional pages of notes from Clinton’s interview with the FBI in early July.
Clinton was interviewed by the FBI for over three hours regarding her use of a private server while at the State Department. The interview was not recorded and the former secretary of state did not take an oath, but FBI agents present did take notes while questioning Clinton. The notes will be released in response to multiple Freedom of Information Act requests.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch declined to press charges against Clinton last month, citing the FBI report.
The file will include the FBI’s recommendation to the Justice Department against criminal charges, a summary of Clinton’s FBI interview, and back-up notes from the agents who questioned her.
Lawmakers who have reviewed the FBI’s notes and documents from the investigation have said they raise more questions than they answer.
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), for instance, last week questioned FBI Director James Comey’s claim to Congress and the public that the reason Clinton was not charged for mishandling classified information while secretary of state is because there was no evidence of criminal intent.
Based on the FBI investigative file, including notes from Clinton’s July interview, Gowdy said it doesn’t appear agents pressed Clinton on why she set up the server.
“I didn’t see any questions on that,” Gowdy said. “She said she did it for convenience, but I didn’t see the follow-up questions.”
Contained in the FBI files is the revelation that Clinton’s team used a product called “BleachBit” to delete her emails. They were scrubbed so cleanly “even God can’t read them,” Gowdy put it on Fox News last Thursday. “You don’t use BleachBit for yoga emails or for bridemaids emails,” the former federal prosecutor charged. “When you’re using BleachBit, it is something you really do not want the world to see.”
And now we hear from the State Department that the FBI found 30 emails from Hillary Clinton about the 2012 attack in Benghazi — after she had signed a statement under oath last August that she had handed over all of her work-related emails.
If all the evidence points to criminal intent, you would think at least one follow-up question would be asked.