The Federal Bureau of Investigation has released documents on its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails that reveal she told the agency she didn’t remember all briefings because of a concussion.
In the interview, Clinton told the FBI “she did not recall all the briefings she received on handling sensitive information as she made the transition from her post as U.S. secretary of state, due to a concussion suffered in 2012,” Reuters said.
You can access the documents here.
The report says:
Clinton stated she received no instructions or direction regarding the preservation or production of records from State during the transition out of her role as Secretary of State in early 2013. However, in December of 2012, Clinton suffered a concussion and then around the New Year had a blood clot. Based on her doctor’s advice, she could only work at State for a few hours a day and could not recall every briefing she received.
Clinton’s concussion was widely reported at the time.
The BBC says the FBI released 58 pages from its investigation into Clinton’s email server. The agency’s head, James Comey, had previously announced that it would not be referring charges against Clinton for the private email server. The BBC said Comey said there was no evidence that Clinton “knowingly” shared classified material, but added that she and staff members had been “extremely careless.”
In its release, the FBI said the agency was “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 e-mail server she used during her tenure.”
The FBI continued that it was also “releasing a factual summary of the FBI’s investigation into this matter. We are making these materials available to the public in the interest of transparency and in response to numerous Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.”
The agency said it had redacted some information. “Appropriate redactions have been made for classified information or other material exempt from disclosure under FOIA. Additional information related to this investigation that the FBI releases in the future will be placed on The Vault, the FBI’s electronic FOIA library.”
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