WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBSMiami/AP) — Donald Trump’s campaign says that FBI documents concerning Hillary Clinton’s private email use “reinforce her tremendously bad judgment and dishonesty.”
Trump’s campaign said in a statement that Clinton’s use of private emails demonstrated “rampant conflicts of interest.” It said her “reckless conduct and dishonest attempts to avoid accountability show she cannot be trusted with the presidency.”
The FBI documents, released Friday, showed Clinton never sought or asked permission to use a private server or email address during her tenure as America’s top diplomat. That violated federal records keeping policies.
Clinton has repeatedly said her use of private email was allowed. But in July she told FBI investigators she “did not explicitly request permission to use a private server or email address,” the FBI wrote.
The FBI released 58 pages of documents from its recently closed investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, including a summary of agents’ interviews with Clinton and several of her aides.
The documents include technical details about how the server in the basement of Clinton’s home was set up.
Friday’s release of documents involving the Democratic presidential nominee is a highly unusual step, but one that reflects the extraordinary public interest in the investigation into Clinton’s server.
After a yearlong investigation, the FBI recommended against prosecution in July, and the Justice Department then closed the case.
FBI Director James Comey said that while the former secretary of state and her aides had been “extremely careless,” there was no evidence they intentionally mishandled classified information.
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