Just in time for Labor Day weekend, the FBI released its notes from their July 2 interview of Hillary Clinton. A total of 41 times, Hillary told federal investigators that she “could not recall” the answer. As CNS News reports:
“Clinton did not recall receiving any emails she thought should not be on an unclassified system,” Clinton told the FBI, according to page 4 of the summary that was released today. “She relied on State officials to use their judgment when emailing her and could not recall anyone raising concerns with her regarding the sensitivity of the information she received at her email address.”
That paragraph included the eleventh and twelfth examples of when the FBI said she told them she did not or could not recall something.
Clinton has reassured the public that she never used her private email server to send and receive classified information when she was Secretary of State. But following the FBI’s investigation, they found that there were at least 81 emails containing classified information (at the time), and as many as 2,000 emails. Perhaps she just couldn’t recall those.
Some of those emails marked classified – and sent using her private home server – contained information regarding future drone strikes. As Reuters points out, “the U.S. government requires that military plans be classified.” Maybe she forgot about that as well.
Following the FBI’s release of their interview notes and other documents Friday, the Hillary Clinton campaign responded that they show nothing incriminating. In fact, quite the contrary, according to campaign spokesman Brian Fallon: “While her use of a single email account was clearly a mistake and she has taken responsibility for it, these materials make clear why the Justice Department believed there was no basis to move forward with this case.”
In addition, according to the FBI’s documents, Hillary Clinton did not know that paragraphs in the bodies of emails – as well as email subject headings – marked with a parenthetical (C) meant ‘Classified.’ She told investigators that she thought that was “referencing paragraphs marked in alphabetical order.”
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