A bipartisan group of Senate Judiciary Committee members sent a letter to former Attorney Loretta Lynch Friday asking questions to determine if she tried to stifle the FBI investigation into the Hillary Clinton email probe. She has until July 6 to answer.
Don’t expect her to answer. She will stonewall if past is prologue.
The committee is looking into possible obstruction of justice.
The letter cited a New York Times report in April that the FBI obtained hacked documents, including one written by a “Democratic operative who expressed confidence that Ms. Lynch would keep the Clinton investigation from going too far.”
FBI Director Comey’s testimony of May 3, 2017 was also referenced. Comey expressed concern about the Obama Justice Department, as well as the June tarmac meeting.
The letter was signed by Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein, Subcommittee Chairman Lindsey Graham, and Ranking Subcommittee Member Sheldon Whitehouse.
The questions ask Lynch if she is aware of these memos or emails and if the FBI ever questioned, mentioned, discussed them with her.
Wasserman-Schultz, a Clinton campaign staffer, and others are being questioned
They also want to know if she or associates communicated with Amanda Renteria or Rep. Wasserman-Schultz or her staff and associates. If so, they want to know the nature of those communications.
Amanda Renteria was the Clinton campaign staffer who is said to have contact with Lynch, according to a well-publicized and disputed email document from Russian intelligence.
Similar letters by the committee leader were sent to Open Society Foundations’ General Counsel Gail Scovell, Amanda Renteria, and Open Society Fellowship’s Leonard Bernardo seeking the same information.
“The Senate Judiciary Committee has jurisdiction over the FBI and Justice Department and is obliged to oversee any potential misconduct or inappropriate political influence at these agencies,” Grassley said in a press statement.