The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Friday released notes from its 3 ½ hour interview with Hillary Clinton about her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state.
The agency released 58 pages of emails from Clinton, of which 14 were redacted due to their sensitive nature.
Judicial Watch director of investigations Chris Farrell called the timing of the FBI release “classic Washington D.C. style” and is disappointed at the agency’s approach.
“Any other federal government employee with clearance would have been polygraphed on their statements. I think this record actually documents really kind of the disgraceful decision not to go after her,” Farrell said during an interview with the FOX Business Network’s The Intelligence Report.
Farrell, whose organization sued for the release of the emails, said Clinton’s statements in the reports are very difficult to believe and revealed her lack of understanding that emails marked with “C” meant classified.
“There is no way in the world a woman in her position with 25 years of government experience can sit there and pretend they don’t know what the portion marking ‘C’ in front of a paragraph. It’s insulting to the American people.”
Farrell said this is a case of “selective amnesia” and never thought the FBI would indict Clinton with Loretta Lynch as the attorney general.
“If [FBI Director Comey] built a case and goes to the attorney general and she says no, I will not empanel a grand jury, he has two choices, right? He either does the right thing and resigns or makes an issue of it or goes along and plays along,” Farrell said.
According to State Department documents released by Judicial Watch, Clinton’s closest aide Huma Abedin was working on securing diplomatic passports for Clinton Foundation executive Doug Band and an associate.
“[Abedin] agreed. She says ok, she answers back to Doug Band ok. Doug Band admits in the second line of the email he’s had diplomatic passports before. How that happened is another great question for the State Department,” Farrell explained.
Farrell also said a spokesperson for the State Department confirmed that former President Bill Clinton may have been given a diplomatic passport.