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FBI to hand over to Congress Clinton's email investigation notes: media

Updated: 2016-08-16 08:55

FBI to hand over to Congress Clinton's email investigation notes: media

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Vice-President Joe Biden stopped to visit Biden's childhood home in Scranton, Pennsylvania, August 15, 2016. [Photo/Agencies]

WASHINGTON - US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) would soon submit to US Congress interview notes from its investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email setup and copies of classified emails handled via her private email account, local media reported.

The contents would also include summaries of FBI's interviews with several senior aides of Clinton, The Wall Street Journal cited sources who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Copies of the 110 emails in 52 email chains that had contained classified information at the time when they were sent or received were also expected to be handed over to US lawmakers, said the Journal, adding that those documents were expected to be highly redacted.

However, all material would not be released publicly and would be presented to US lawmakers as classified information.

In March 2015, Clinton acknowledged that she had exchanged about 60,000 emails from her private email account during her stint in the Obama administration, among which about half were personal and thus deleted.

All emails were sent and received via a private email server based at Clinton's home.

In response to requests from the State Department, the Clinton camp turned over the other half, roughly 30,000 emails in total, to the State Department in December 2014.

The controversy surrounding Clinton's email practices burst into public view in August 2015 after the inspector general for the intelligence community revealed that two of the thousands of emails held by Clinton contained top-secret information.

That finding triggered a FBI investigation into whether Clinton and her aides mishandled classified information via the private email setup.

After a yearlong probe, FBI Director James Comey said in July his agency would not recommend criminal charges against Clinton. However, he called Clinton and her team "extremely careless" in handling sensitive information.

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