FBI to submit Hillary Clinton's email probe notes to US Congress

Washington: The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) would soon submit interview notes from its probe into Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's private email setup to the Congress.

The contents would also include copies of classified emails handled via her private email account along with summaries of FBI's interviews with several senior Clinton aides, Xinhua news agency reported.

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton. File photo. Reuters

Copies of the 110 emails in 52 email chains that had contained classified information at the time when they were sent or received were also expected to be handed over to US lawmakers, although the documents were expected to be highly redacted.

However, all material would not be released publicly and would be presented to the lawmakers as classified information.

In March 2015, Clinton acknowledged that she had exchanged about 60,000 emails from her private email account during her stint as the Secretary of State in President Barack Obama's administration, among which about half were personal and thus deleted.

All emails were sent and received via a private email server based at Clinton's home.

In response to requests from the state department, the Clinton camp turned over the other half, 30,000 emails in total, to the state department in December 2014.

The controversy surrounding Clinton's email practices burst into public view in August 2015 after the inspector general for the intelligence community revealed that two of the thousands of emails held by Clinton contained top-secret information.

The finding triggered an FBI investigation into whether Clinton and her aides mishandled classified information via the private email setup.

After a yearlong probe, FBI Director James Comey said in July that the agency would not recommend criminal charges against Clinton. However, he called Clinton and her team "extremely careless" in handling sensitive information.

Updated Date: Aug 16, 2016 08:36 AM

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