FBI releases documents in Clinton email investigation
– The Guardian UK
“The phrase “Clinton could not recall” litters the summary of the FBI’s investigation into the Democratic presidential nominee’s use of private email servers during her tenure as secretary of state, which concluded in July that she should not face charges. Amid fierce Republican criticism of the Democratic presidential candidate, the party’s nominee, Donald Trump released a statement which said “Hillary Clinton’s answers to the FBI about her private email server defy belief” and added that he did not “understand how she was able to get away from prosecution”.
Clinton’s closest aide, Huma Abedin, and Hanley “indicated the whereabouts of Clinton’s devices would frequently become unknown once she transitioned to a new device”, the documents state. “Cooper did recall two instances where he destroyed Clinton’s old mobile devices by breaking them in half or hitting them with a hammer.”
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has released a statement following the release of the documents from the FBI’s investigation:
Hillary Clinton’s answers to the FBI about her private email server defy belief. I was absolutely shocked to see that her answers to the FBI stood in direct contradiction to what she told the American people. After reading these documents, I really don’t understand how she was able to get away from prosecution.”
She did not recall receiving any emails she thought should not have been on an unclassified system. She also stated she received no particular guidance as to how she should use the president’s email address.
In addition, the notes say: “Clinton could not recall when she first received her security clearance and if she carried it with her to state via reciprocity from her time in the Senate. Clinton could not recall any briefing or training by state related to the retention of federal records or handling of classified information.”
Clinton was aware she was an original classification authority at the state department, but again “could not recall how often she used this authority or any training or guidance provided by state. Clinton could not give an example of how classification of a document was determined.”
Nor could she recall any specific briefing on how to handle information associated with special access programme information.
“Clinton could not recall a specific process for nominating a target for a drone strike,” the notes say.”
FBI: Hillary Didn’t Know Giant Letter ‘C’ In Emails Meant ‘Classified’
“Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton didn’t know that a standalone capital “C” in her emails was used to mark classified information, recently released FBI documents reveal. Instead, she apparently speculated the “C” was just used for alphabetizing documents.
The revelation comes in the FBI’s notes concerning its July 2 interview with Clinton at the FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C. During the interview, Clinton was repeatedly questioned about individual emails, including one that she had sent from her server that included classified information, and had been marked as such.
“After reviewing an email dated April 9, 2012, with subject line ‘Call to President Banda,’ CLINTON stated she did not remember the email specifically,” the FBI’s notes say. “When asked what the parenthetical ‘C’ meant before a paragraph within the captioned email, CLINTON stated she did not know and could only speculate it was referencing paragraphs marked in alphabetical order. CLINTON could not say for sure if the parenthetical ‘C’ is used for portion marking classified documents.”
The FBI’s notes also reveal that Hillary didn’t care about the difference between different classification levels, and may not even have understood them.”
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