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Top Clinton aide Cheryl Mills granted partial immunity in email investigation

Top Hillary Clinton aide Cheryl Mills received an immunity deal from the Justice Department in the FBI's investigation into the former secretary of state's email server, House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said Friday.

"This is beyond explanation. The FBI was handing out immunity agreements like candy," Chaffetz said in a statement. "I've lost confidence in this investigation and I question the genuine effort in which it was carried out. Immunity deals should not be a requirement for cooperating with the FBI."

Mills served as Clinton's chief of staff and counselor during her four years at Foggy Bottom and has previously testified on the matter of her emails.

The other staffers granted immunity were John Bentel, who was director of the State Department's Office of Information Resources Management, and Clinton aide Heather Samuelson.

A source familiar with the offer said it came after the FBI interviewed Mills and Samuelson when investigators asked to go through their computers to see if they still contained classified information.

The source said the offer was not related to their testimony, noting that FBI Director James Comey said there was no evidence of a deletion aimed at frustrating the investigation. The information was disclosed by the FBI on Friday to Chaffetz and Oversight member Jim Jordan (R-Ohio).

The Clinton campaign did not immediately return a request for comment.
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