Judiciary Committee members call for Loretta Lynch to testify on Hillary's emails

Elias Hubbard
June 13, 2017

"The AG told Director Comey that she had used the term "matter" in response to press inquiries, in order to ensure that she neither confirmed nor denied the investigation, in accordance with longstanding Justice Department and FBI policy".

Former FBI head Comey testified on Thursday that Lynch instructed him, without explanation, to call the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use a private email server as secretary of a state a "matter" instead of an investigation.

"There is no willingness to cross over and support what I would say are even nonpartisan issues like air traffic control and reform, Ivanka and her father's workplace initiatives this week, workforce development". Feinstein was unnerved by Comey's characterization of Lynch's conduct and is now calling for an investigation into whether there was an obstruction of justice.

When asked if Lynch was giving "cover" to the Clinton campaign, Feinstein told CNN she didn't know - but she did call for a congressional probe into the matter. Comey finally answered: "'I don't know'".

"You're gonna have to help me out here", McCain said. "Well, I think there's a double standard there, to tell you the truth".

The Republican National Committee and GOP lawmakers highlighted Comey's revelation about Lynch after the hearing, but Kaine said they should focus on the ongoing investigations into Russia's role in the 2016 election. However, it isn't the only reason Mr. Comey made a decision to end the case his agents were still working on. The Justice Department put out a statement late Thursday saying that Sessions had recused himself because of his involvement in Trump's 2016 presidential campaign - 'for that reason, and that reason alone.' BIPARTISAN DISCOMFORT It wasn't just the Trump administration that made Comey anxious about the need to protect the integrity and independence of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Comey pointed out they were separate investigations, begun at different times.

Shortly after the Senate hearing began, the RNC sent an email emphasizing that Comey said the president didn't direct him to halt the FBI's Russian Federation investigation.

He later explained that it felt "silly" to not acknowledge the investigation publicly as both presidential campaigns were speaking publicly about it - but said the Clinton campaign was using "euphemisms" for it, including a "matter".

Comey said on Thursday he believed Trump and his administration were liars, that Trump meant to influence the Russian Federation investigation with the "let this go" remark, and that he didn't inform U.S. Attorney General about the remark out of fear the AG could ultimately be part of the investigation. "But I think the American public sees how serious it is, and we've got to get to the bottom of it". John McCain (R-AZ) asked a series of questions that made absolutely no sense.

We know that the Obama administration had its thumb on the scale throughout the entire Clinton investigation; we also know that Comey accommodated every break his boss Lynch gave Clinton without a smidgen of dudgeon. Comey said he wanted to spur the Justice Department to appoint a special counsel to take over the investigation.

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