FBI puts Clinton investigation memos online

The documents summarize what Clinton told the FBI about her private email server.

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Senator Hillary Clinton uses her BlackBerry during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee in 2007. Clinton continued using a BlackBerry when she became US Secretary of State.

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What did Hillary Clinton tell the FBI about her approach to email while she was the US secretary of state? Now you can find out for yourself.

The agency posted a summary of Clinton's statements to the FBI online on Friday, along with a summary of the year-long FBI investigation into whether Clinton's use of a personal email system broke the law. The FBI ultimately didn't recommended charging Clinton with any crimes.

According to the partially redacted, 12-page summary of Clinton's statements, Clinton told the FBI she used a personal email account "out of convenience."

In addition to questions of whether Clinton sent and received classified information with her personal email account, critics wondered whether hackers could have accessed her emails and whether Clinton had evaded public records laws that would have required her to turn over her emails when requested.

According to to the FBI's summary, Clinton said she wasn't aware of any cybersecurity issues with the personal server she used for email, and she said she never had any conversations about avoiding public records laws that would require her to turn over emails when requested.

"Based on her practice of emailing staff on their state.gov accounts, Clinton assumed her communications were captured by State systems," the summary says.