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FOIA News: FBI to Congress: File FOIA request for Clinton email files

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FBI to Congress: File FOIA request for Clinton email files

By Sarah Westwood, Washington Examiner, Sept. 12, 2016

A representative of the FBI suggested to members of the House Oversight Committee during a hearing Monday that they file a Freedom of Information Act request for documents related to the bureau's investigation of Hillary Clinton's private email use.

Jason Herring, acting assistant director for congressional affairs at the FBI, argued that "the remainder of the 302s will come out through the FOIA process" when pressed by Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., to publish summaries of witness interviews, known as 302s, from the FBI's year-long probe of Clinton and her associates.

"Since when did Congress have to go through FOIA to obtain 302s?" Gowdy said. "You have given me the summary of a summary of an interview."

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