The FBI has handed over to Congress classified records from its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, the latest development in the scandal that the Democratic nominee just can’t shake, reports Politico. Among the materials turned over to Capitol Hill was an FBI summary of the bureau’s 3½-hour interview of Clinton early last month. The handover of the records all but guarantees the email issue will continue to dog Clinton this election cycle, although it is unclear what Republicans can do with them, given that they are classified materials.
Her decision to set up a private server at the State Department, and the subsequent fallout, remains a sizable self-inflicted wound for Clinton, even as Donald Trump’s missteps have found him lagging behind the Democrat in national and battleground state polls. As it sent the materials to the Hill yesterday, the FBI warned publicly against leaking the documents. “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,” an FBI spokesperson said. Republicans are already pushing back, urging the FBI to publicly release of some of the information. “It seems that much of the material given to the Senate today … is marked ‘unclassified/for official use.’ The FBI should make as much of the material available as possible,” said Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Ia.)