During an appearance on “America’s News HQ”, a popular Fox News show, on Sunday, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) stated that if someone had meddled with the 2016 presidential election, it was the Department of Justice, not Russia.
He particularly pointed out ex- Attorney General Loretta Lynch and ex- FBI Director James Comey.
Gohmert shared his opinion on Comey’s testimony last week before the Senate Intelligence Committee where he accused Lynch of telling him to refer to the FBI’s probe into Hillary Clinton’s classified information mishandling as a “matter,” rather than an “investigation,” although Clinton was being investigated.
Comey stated that led him to openly declare the conclusion of the Clinton investigation back in July 2016.
“At best, it was an attempt to manipulate the election, not by the Russians in this case, but by the Department of Justice – the Attorney General herself – because that came from Comey,” Gohmert stated.
“Comey totally ruined his own credibility – or what was left of it,” Gohmert explained. “He did vast damage and raised big red flags and questions over Loretta Lynch’s job as head of the Justice Department.
“Lynch was using her official position to help the campaign of Hillary Clinton and that didn’t seem to bother him enough to do a memo,” Gohmert went on.
He said this should be subjected to a congressional investigation.
“We need to round up all those people Comey talked to – because we have a conspiracy remaining afoot in the Department of Justice that is going to be out to destroy this president and they’ve got to be fired if not worse.”