State Department wants to review FBI notes on Clinton email ahead of Congress

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File photo of Hillary Clinton by Lucas Jackson/Reuters

File photo of Hillary Clinton by Lucas Jackson/Reuters

WASHINGTON — The State Department says it wants a chance to review notes and other materials from the FBI’s probe of former Secretary Hillary Clinton’s email use before any documents are provided to Congress.

House Republicans are pressing the FBI to release notes from its agents’ July interview with the Democratic presidential nominee. FBI Director James Comey subsequently criticized Clinton’s use of a homebrew email server to handle work-related emails as careless, but said his agency’s year-long investigation found no evidence of criminal wrongdoing.

Republicans are demanding the Justice Department open a new investigation into whether Clinton lied during testimony last year before the House Benghazi panel.

State spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau says her department wants the FBI to keep it apprised of any documents provided to Congress that contain sensitive information.

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