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GOP senator calls on Federal Bureau of Investigation to loosen hold on Clinton documents

Hillary Rodham Clinton GOP senator calls on Federal Bureau of Investigation to loosen hold on Clinton documents
Stacy Diaz | 01 September, 2016, 14:28

An email that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton sent nearly four months after she left the State Department was partially redacted before being publicly released, raising questions about whether she conveyed classified information as a private citizen.

The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee says the FBI should correct its "mistake" of restricting access to unclassified materials from its closed investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server.

The State Department has committed to releasing these emails under a series of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits launched by the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, but insisted it will only do that after weighing whether the emails are personal or work-related. That was the case with the May 2013 email, State Department spokesman John Kirby said in a statement Wednesday. With the November election little more than two months away, Republicans are pressing for the release of as many documents related to Clinton as possible.

"Today's disclosure that 30 additional emails about Benghazi were discovered on Hillary Clinton's private server raises additional questions about the more than 30,000 emails she deleted", Trump's senior communications adviser Jason Miller said in a statement Tuesday.

Who would've guessed Hillary Clinton lied when she said she handed over all work-related emails to the State Department?

The department must hand over those emails and documents to Judicial Watch by September 13 for its investigation into Hillary's private email server.

The file will include the FBI's recommendation to the Justice Department against criminal charges, a summary of Clinton's Federal Bureau of Investigation interview, and back-up notes from the agents who questioned her.

The FBI interviewed Clinton for several hours at FBI headquarters in Washington just days before announcing its decision to close the investigation. It wasn't immediately clear when the documents would be released or exactly what they would include.

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.