- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 7, 2016

Hillary Clinton was not put under oath and there is no transcript of her interview with the FBI, Director James Comey told Congress on Thursday.

Mr. Comey said it’s still a crime if she lied to his agents — though he said he doesn’t believe that happened.

Republicans have called for the FBI’s interview with Mrs. Clinton to be released so her public defense of her secret email system can be stacked up with what she told agents. But Mr. Comey said no transcript exists.

Testifying to the House Oversight Committee, Mr. Comey revealed other new details both about Mrs. Clinton’s secret email account, and about the parameters of his bureau’s investigation into it.

He indicated they did see evidence that foreign governments tried to gain access to Mrs. Clinton’s server, though it’s impossible to know whether they succeeded. He said they didn’t find definitive evidence one way or the other.

Mr. Comey also said Mrs. Clinton agreed to make herself available for the interview on Saturday, which lasted three and a half hours, and involved about a half-dozen agents. Mr. Comey said he was not there.

And he said some of Mrs. Clinton’s lawyers who she turned her emails over to were not cleared for the top secret information contained on the server.

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