After hearing former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony last week, a top Senate Democrat is calling for an investigation into Loretta Lynch’s influence on the Hillary Clinton e-mail scandal.
Dianne Feinstein, the lead Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, announced her concerns and the need for a congressional inquiry into the matter.
During his testimony, Comey confessed that Barack Obama’s attorney general had urged him to publicly refer to the scandal as a “matter” and not an “investigation,” something he claimed was ‘confusing and concerning.’
“At one point, the attorney general had directed me not to call it an investigation but instead to call it a matter, which confused me and concerned me,” Comey said. “But that was one of the bricks in the load that led me to conclude I have to step away from the department if we’re to close this case credibly.”
Now, Feinstein wants to know if Lynch’s pressuring of the FBI Director, along with her famed meeting with Bill Clinton on the tarmac of a Phoenix airport, amounts to obstruction of justice.
Via the New York Post:
The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee called Sunday for a congressional investigation into former Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said she’s concerned by former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony Thursday that Lynch asked him to downplay his “investigation” into the Democratic presidential nominee as merely a “matter.”
Comey said the political request called into the question the credibility of Lynch’s Department of Justice and made him “queasy.”
“I would have a queasy feeling too,” Feinstein admitted Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “I think we need to know more about that. And there’s only one way to know about it and that’s to have the Judiciary Committee take a look at that.”
Michael Mukasey, Attorney General serving under President George W. Bush, blasted Lynch for allowing the DOJ to become “an arm of the Clinton campaign.”
“What makes it egregious,” Mukasey explained, “is the fact — and I think it’s obvious that it is a fact — that the attorney general of the United States was adjusting the way the department talked about its business so as to coincide with the way the Clinton campaign talked about that business.”
“In other words, it made the Department of Justice essentially an arm of the Clinton campaign,” he added. “That is a betrayal of the department and of its independence to illustrate that clearly that the attorney general was essentially in the tank for Secretary Clinton.”
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) June 11, 2017
Feinstein added that a new probe would be the only way to answer whether or not Lynch provided improper political cover for Clinton.
She also urged her own party to put partisan politics aside and investigate the matter.
“Right now, this is [about] the total integrity of the president of the United States,” Feinstein said. “This is a very big deal. It should be all hands on deck. And everybody should welcome a second committee getting involved, particularly on the technical legal aspects of obstruction of justice.”
Can you imagine if, after everything liberals were hoping for from Comey’s testimony, that it ends up being Loretta Lynch who is charged with obstruction of justice?
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