- The Washington Times - Sunday, August 14, 2016

The FBI plans to hand over to Congress notes taken during the agency’s interview with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over her exclusive use of a private email server to handle classified documents, according to a Sunday report.

CNN anchor Jake Tapper cited sources who said that notes taken by an FBI agent during the interview would be turned over to Congress, adding: “This email story, it’s just not going away.”

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the Utah Republican who heads the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, has asked for all documents related to Mrs. Clinton’s FBI interview, including transcripts, notes and analysis.

Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, a Republican, applauded the FBI’s decision, citing Mrs. Clinton’s reputation for not being truthful.

“Hillary Clinton is a known non-truth teller,” Ms. Brewer said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “The bottom line is that the people of America know that she does not tell the truth, and we deserve the right to see the transcripts or the notes from the FBI.”



Rep. Xavier Becerra, California Democrat, said the agency should release all notes to the public and not just Congress, citing the possibility of selective leaks.

“The professionals who are nonpartisan — the FBI came to a conclusion,” Mr. Becerra said. “I suspect what we’ll find is that Congress, the Republicans will probably selectively leak certain portions of that. I suggest that we let the public see the entire set of notes if we’re going to start to leak some of them because it’s important for the people to understand that the FBI did as thorough a job on this as possible.”

At a July 7 hearing, Mr. Comey told the House committee that he would commit to “giving you everything I can possibly give you under the law and to doing it as quickly as possible.”

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