On Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump accused Loretta Lynch, former Attorney General, of illegitimately providing “protection” for his arch enemy Hillary Clinton throughout the probe into the Democrat presidential candidate’s personal email server.
A.G. Lynch made law enforcement decisions for political purposes…gave Hillary Clinton a free pass and protection. Totally illegal!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 13, 2017
The President’s tweet arrives shortly after ex- FBI Director James Comey’s witnessed before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Comey dropped jaws with his testimony when he exposed that he felt “queasy” after Lynch instructed him to call the investigation into Clinton’s personal email server a “matter,” rather than an “investigation.”
“At one point the attorney general had directed me to not to call it an investigation, but instead to call it a matter, which confused me and concerned me,” Comey stated of his conversations with Lynch.
Comey stated Lynch’s order gave him the “impression” the leader of the the DOJ was attempting to use terminology favored by Hillary, having in mind that the Clinton campaign liked the use of the word “matter” over “investigation.”
“I don’t know whether it was intentional or not,” Comey stated . “But it gave the impression that the attorney general was trying to align how we describe our work with the way it was being described in a political campaign.”
“It was inaccurate. We had an investigation open for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, we had an investigation open at the time. That gave me a queasy feeling.”
— CBS News (@CBSNews) June 8, 2017
Comey claimed that was only one of the numerous instances of Lynch’s troubling misconduct that led him to take over the role of a prosecutor in suggesting no charges against Hillary for her use of a personal email server throughout his now-notorious July 5 press conference.
Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., asked Comey in the course of Thursday’s hearing to clarify if his choice to take the role of the prosecutor had any connection to her spontaneous airport tarmac meeting with ex- President Bill Clinton.
“Yes, in an ultimately conclusive way,” Comey replied. “That was the thing that capped it for me, that I had to do something separately to protect the credibility of the investigation.”
Republicans and Democrats equally, involvng Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., are requesting from Congress to investigate whether or not Lynch forced Comey to provide shelter for Clinton’s presidential campaign.
“I think we need to know more about that,” Feinstein explained Sunday on CNN.
“And there’s only way to know about it, and that’s to have the Judiciary Committee take a look at that,” she said in addition.