The FBI is working to release to the public several documents at the heart of its decision not to recommend charges against Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state, sources told ABC News today.
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The documents are expected to be released in the coming days in response to several requests from media organizations under the Freedom of Information Act, sources said.
It’s unclear exactly which documents will be released. But CNN — one of the media organizations to file a FOIA request and the first to report on the pending response — said the release will include the FBI’s report to the Justice Department detailing its recommendations in the case and FBI notes, known as a 302, from Clinton’s voluntary interview with agents.
In public and in private, FBI Director James Comey has repeatedly defended his recommendation that Clinton not be charged in the matter, insisting that the FBI found no evidence that she knowingly sent or received classified information over the private server. The Justice Department decided to follow the FBI’s recommendation.
Nevertheless, he has called her “extremely careless” in handling some of the nation’s secrets.