House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) says he has a “couple problems” with the documents provided by the FBI from its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, including several differences between sets of documents in two separate binders.
One issue, Chaffetz explained on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” is the “high level of redactions.”
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“Hillary Clinton is out there saying there’s not very much sensitive information in there, that she didn’t trade in sensitive classified information. It’s so sensitive and so classified that even I as the chairman of the Oversight Committee don’t have the high level of clearance to see what’s in those materials,” Chaffetz said. “I think the documents are overly classified. We’re going to call on the FBI this week to give us a version where there’s non-classified, the unclassified material and the classified material redacted so that that could be out there in the public. I think that’s the right thing to do.”
Chaffetz then said he discovered Sunday night that the FBI, when asked to provide a second copy of the documents in a classified setting, gave documents that are “different.”
“So we have a second set of documents that’s now different,” Chaffetz said. “When you turn them page by page, they’re different. I don’t know why that happened.”
Asked to account for the difference, Chaffetz said there is “new information.”
“A lot of this that they claim is classified is just flat-out embarrassing. There’s nothing classified about it, it’s just embarrassing. It’s a lot of immature name-calling, stuff like that,” Chaffetz said, while adding that he was not accusing the FBI of protecting Clinton.
As far as what his theory is, Chaffetz responded, “Well here’s the full set of documents and then they give a copy by definition that would be the same, they’re not. You …