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FBI Releases Clinton Email Investigation Documents


FILE - The FBI recommended that no criminal charges be brought against Hillary Clinton in connection with her use of a private email server as secretary of state. Director James Comey called her actions "extremely careless" but said charges were unwarranted.

The FBI released 58 pages of documents to the public Friday from its investigation of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's controversial use of a private email server during her time as U.S. secretary of state.

"Today the FBI is releasing a summary of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's July 2, 2016, interview with the FBI concerning allegations that classified information was improperly stored or transmitted on a personal email server she used during her tenure," an official statement from the FBI's press office read.

The FBI also released what it called a "factual summary" of its investigation in the interest of transparency and in response to multiple Freedom of Information Act requests.

The released documents include technical details of how the server in Clinton's basement was set up.

Republican candidate Donald Trump's campaign again criticized Clinton for using a private email server while she was secretary of state.

“Hillary Clinton is applying for a job that begins each day with a Top Secret intelligence briefing, and the notes from her FBI interview reinforce her tremendously bad judgment and dishonesty," spokesman Jason Miller said in a statement emailed to reporters.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation closed its yearlong probe last month into whether Clinton and her aides had mishandled sensitive information that flowed through the private email server located in her New York home.

FBI Director James Comey said his agents found no evidence of criminal wrongdoing by the Democratic presidential nominee. He called her actions "extremely careless" but said no criminal charges were warranted.