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FBI provided materials over Clinton emails investigation to Congress

FBI provided materials over Clinton emails investigation to CongressU.S. Congress received a package of documents summarizing FBI’s closed investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of private email servers while being secretary of State, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) statement confirmed on Tuesday.

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee confirmed the receipt, characterizing the material as “a number of documents related to the investigation’’ that remain classified as secret.

The release of information related to a closed investigation represents a highly unusual action by the bureau in a politically charged case.

The report includes notes from the interviews of Clinton and other witnesses in the investigation. The notes represent an FBI agent's memos on the interviews and will be provided along with other investigative material.

“Consistent with our commitment to transparency with respect to the FBI’s investigation of former Secretary of State Clinton’s use of a personal email server, the FBI is providing certain relevant materials to appropriate congressional committees to assist them in their oversight responsibilities in this matter,'' the FBI said in a statement. "The material contains classified and other sensitive information and is being provided with the expectation it will not be disseminated or disclosed without FBI concurrence.”

More than a month ago FBI Director James Comey offered an extraordinary summary of the bureau’s findings on live television, describing the handling of classified information by Clinton and others as “extremely careless’’ but not worthy of a criminal prosecution. He recommended no criminal charges be brought against the Democratic presidential nominee.

Clinton campaign has already called for the notes to be released publicly to avoid any provocations from Republican counterparts.

"This is an extraordinarily rare step that was sought solely by Republicans for the purposes of further second-guessing the career professionals at the FBI. We believe that if these materials are going to be shared outside the Justice Department, they should be released widely so that the public can see them for themselves, rather than allow Republicans to mischaracterize them through selective, partisan leaks."
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