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Senate Committee Investigating if Lynch Interfered With FBI’s Hillary Email Probe

Senate Committee Investigating if Lynch Interfered With FBI’s Hillary Email Probe

Comey claimed Lynch told him to call the probe a “matter” and not an investigation.

The top Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee have launched an investigation into former Attorney General Loretta Lynch to find out if she interfered with the FBI’s probe into Hillary’s email server.

Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) sent Lynch a letter asking for answers after news outlets reported that she told people within the campaign that the FBI’s investigation would not dig too deep.

Politico reported:

The senators are seeking answers about a Russian intelligence memo — which was obtained by the FBI — that suggested Lynch had assured a member of the Clinton campaign, Amanda Renteria, that the investigation into Clinton’s emails would not go too far.

The existence of the Russian intelligence memo was first disclosed in April by The New York Times, which said it played a role in Comey’s decision last year to bypass the normal chain of command and make a public announcement that the FBI was not recommending criminal charges against Clinton. He reportedly was worried that the Justice Department’s credibility could be called into question if the announcement came from Lynch, and Russia later leaked the document.

New details about the intelligence memo came to light in a Washington Post story last month that said U.S. intelligence officials believe it might be unreliable or even a fake.

The senators ask Lynch in the letter if “anyone from the FBI ever discuss or otherwise mention to you emails, memos, or reports” mentioned in the reports from The New York Times and The Washington Post.

Former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony to the Senate also raised red flags when he mentioned that Lynch told him to call the probe a “matter” instead of an investigation. From The Hill:

He told the committee that he was concerned over the former attorney general telling the FBI to refer to the Clinton investigation as a “matter,” not an investigation, which resembled the Clinton campaign line.

He also told the Judiciary Committee last month that he had been worried the Justice Department couldn’t “credibly” decline to prosecute Clinton without “grievous damage to the American people’s confidence in the justice system.”


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He also told the Judiciary Committee last month that he had been worried the Justice Department couldn’t “credibly” decline to prosecute Clinton without “grievous damage to the American people’s confidence in the justice system.”

That horse has already left the barn.

    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to ooddballz. | June 23, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    Holder got the ball rolling regarding your point about loss of faith in the justice department.

      I’d contend Janet Reno did that, in the service of the Clintons.

      No doubt the ball picked up speed with Holder, and even more with Lynch.

        tom swift in reply to mariner. | June 24, 2017 at 5:15 pm

        We’ve had quite a few extraordinarily bad Attorneys General.

        John Mitchell was about as sleazy as they come; I always thought Bobby Kennedy was a cataclysm just waiting to happen; and the only thing keeping Edwin Meese out of that list of paragons was that he was so hard to take seriously.

        And those are just for starters.

Let’s see how many more people involved in this in various ways decide that it’s time to focus on spending more time with their families.

One more observation. I know it’s a reach but I started on this path yesterday when I offered the possibility that maybe Mueller’s investigation is heading in a different direction than everyone is assuming. Keep in mind that it was Comey who laid the groundwork for calling for an investigation of Lynch with his last Congressional testimony. Comey is also BFF with Mueller. Doesn’t this strengthen a possible case for Clinton being ultimate target?

This is going to take tough people, people who know a lot more about how DC works from personal experience than an outsider, to suffer through the attacks such an investigation would certainly trigger. It’s already getting violent merely because of a sense that they are going too easy on Trump. What would happen should it suddenly become obvious that taking Team Clinton down goes through Team Obama? Less violent? People will calm down? HAH!

We may have a completely different opinion of Comey and Mueller should they turn out to be patriots.

    4th armored div in reply to Pasadena Phil. | June 23, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    i may be foolish – but i also had the same notion.
    Trump is no saint but he is a Patriot. the same cannot be aid for Klintoon or most of the DummyCrap party, where SJW (Warren, Sanders) abound.

      I believe that it is out of concern for where this investigation seems to be heading that Obama is suddenly re-appearing. For now, the Clintons are untouchable. Put enough pressure on Team Obama and maybe Obama will make them touchable and throw them under the bus.

      Obama doesn’t care about the Democratic Party. And I doubt that the legacy he is interested in protecting has yet to be played out. Being POTUS was just a springboard for bigger things. He cannot risk getting taken down with the Clintons.

      BTW, my uncle was a tank driver in the US Army 3rd Division 1st Armored in WWII, mostly under Patton. He was seriously wounded in the Ardennes during the battle of The Bulge which took him out of the war. Lost 5 tanks and from what I’ve been told, was the only survivor in 2 of them.

Since this site is about law, perhaps someone can answer a legal question. How many of Mueller’s new staff members are bound by attorney-client privilege with regard to Clinton and DNC matters?

It’s enough to have to look at photos of these two smiling criminals, but why the photo of clinton from 20 years ago?

She’s almost 70, an aging drunk in bad health. PLEASE use current photos:,+old&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwju5rKT69TUAhUCyGMKHUmiAHoQ_AUICigB&biw=1680&bih=931#imgrc=VrU8Vz7OaVk8dM:

If they take down Trump on bogus charges – particularly in the wake of Hillary being allowed to walk away from a boatload of felonies – I think we’ll be headed to a very dark place in this country. And wanna bet the Dems won’t be happy with Mike Pence taking over. They’ll demand a new election even though there’s no method for doing so in our Constitution.

Ho Hum. Another show.

    Bucky Barkingham in reply to Barry. | June 24, 2017 at 7:44 am

    The LibDem Senators on the committee will slow walk the investigation of Lynch and the Roll-OIver Party Senators will roll-over because that’s what they do.

Sam in Texas | June 23, 2017 at 10:46 pm

“Senate Committee Investigating if Lynch Interfered With FBI’s Hillary Email Probe”

Shouldn’t that be “Senate Committee Mattering if Lynch…”?

Comey has always been the weak link in the improper/illegal activities within the Obama Administration. Remember, Comey is the one who essentially pardoned HRC AFTER presenting a prima facia case for indictment AND conviction for mishandling classified information. And, obstruction of justice could apply to his actions there. Also, it is nearly unbelievable that Comey, as head of the FBI was not involved in or had knowledge of extra-legal activities within the Obama Administrations. In an effort to protect himself from becoming the Oswald in the Obama Administrations, he is now stirring up the pond to force the Establishment to protect him.

By outing Lynch, Comey essentially gives trump cover and, in doing so, gives himself cover. If Mueller goes after Trump for obstruction of justice, then there will be a strong push for an equal investigation of HRC and the Obama administrations. This would put Comey front and center in this mess and he is not going to come out clean. There will be considerable political pressure placed upon Mueller to return a finding that no obstruction of justice occurred. Mueller and his high priced “staff” will “investigate” until near the midterms, at an incredible cost to the taxpayers, then simply let everything die out, unless the Dems recapture the Congress.

    Walker Evans in reply to Mac45. | June 24, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    Unless something drastic happens before the midterms – and by drastic I mean the Dems changing their basic strategy or Trump having a bad stroke, neither of which seems likely – the chances of the Loony Left getting control of either House of Congress is remote, to say the very least.