The New York Times found a troubling email last month that indicated Loretta Lynch promised she would make sure the investigation of Hillary Clinton “didn’t go too far”. Today’s testimony added more ammunition to the bombshell exposé, implicating James Comey and the FBI.
The email was found among those from Democrat operatives hacked by the Russians. The email reportedly provided assurances that Attorney General Lynch would protect Secretary Clinton by making sure the FBI investigation “didn’t go too far”.
Grassley asked Comey during testimony on Capitol Hill today before the Senate Judiciary Committee, “How and when did you first learn of this document, also who sent it and who received it?”
Comey replied: “That’s not a question I can answer in this forum”, Mr. Chairman, “cause it would call for a classified response. I have briefed leadership of the intelligence committees on that particular issue, but I can’t talk about it here.”
Grassley: “You can expect me to follow up on that point . . . What steps did the FBI take to determine whether Attorney General Lynch had actually given assurances that the political fix was in, no matter what? Did the FBI interview the person who wrote the email? If not, why not?”
Comey: “I have to give you the same answer . . . I can’t talk about that in an unclassified setting.”
Comey later said: “I’m not confirming there was an email, sir . . . I can’t – the subject is classified, and in an appropriate forum, I’d be happy to brief you on it, but I can’t do it in an open hearing.”
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It gets better. Director Comey explained today that the infamous meeting between Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton was the turning point of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.
Comey said there were “a number of things” that caused him to “worry” that Department of Justice leadership “could not credibly complete the investigation and decline prosecution without grievous damage to the American people’s confidence in the justice system.”
The “capper,” he said, was the tarmac meeting between Lynch and Clinton.
“I’m not picking on the attorney general, Loretta Lynch, who I like very much, but her meeting with President Clinton on that airplane was the capper for me,” he said. “And I then said, ‘You know what? The department cannot, by itself, credibly end this.'”
The tarmac meeting took place just days before Comey held a press conference to announce the conclusion of the Clinton investigation.
Comey apparently tried to shield the department from politics and ended up becoming fully embroiled in it and, possibly, some serious corruption.