Chaffetz: Clinton Interview Notes Provided by FBI Are ‘Embarrassing’

Cortney O'Brien
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Posted: Aug 22, 2016 9:58 AM
Chaffetz: Clinton Interview Notes Provided by FBI Are ‘Embarrassing’

The FBI granted Congress’ wish in providing notes from the FBI’s interview with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton earlier this summer over her dangerous use of a private email server. Legislators wanted answers after FBI Director James Comey concluded there was no justifiable reason to indict the former secretary of state, despite her lying about sending and receiving classified intel on the unsecure account. 

The FBI gave the House Oversight Committee a peek into their interview with Clinton, but Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) has a few issues with the documents, noting more than a few inconsistencies.

First, the FBI provided the committee a set of documents which Chaffetz said was “highly redacted.” Then, when Chaffetz asked the agency to provide a second copy, the FBI offered them noticeably different documents.

"So we have a second set of documents that's now different," Chaffetz said. "When you turn them page by page, they're different. I don't know why that happened."

Chaffetz went on to criticize the second set of documents as embarrassing, especially after the FBI claimed the material was classified.

"A lot of this that they claim is classified is just flat-out embarrassing. There's nothing classified about it, it's just embarrassing. It's a lot of immature name-calling, stuff like that," Chaffetz said, while adding that he was not accusing the FBI of protecting Clinton.

Expect Congress to keep pushing for the complete set of notes.