Judiciary committee asks Lynch to disclose Clinton email conversations

Judiciary committee asks Lynch to disclose Clinton email conversations

Judiciary committee asks Lynch to disclose Clinton email conversations

The Senate Judiciary Committee announced Friday that it is expanding its probe into Russia's influence over the 2016 election to include an investigation of the firing of FBI Director James Comey and, by extension, former President Barack Obama's attorney general, Loretta Lynch, and her "alleged political interference", CBS News reports.

Though Clinton herself accused Comey of costing her the election by reopening the email probe in late October 2016, Democrats have argued that firing him amounted to obstruction of justice, as the FBI was investigating allegations that Trump's campaign had colluded with Russian Federation, which originated from the Clinton camp.

Notably, the letter does not ask Lynch to comment on Comey's testimony about treating the email investigation as a "matter". The probe comes after former FBI Director James Comey admitted Lynch directed him to call the probe a "matter," not an investigation, as People's Pundit Daily first reported on May 11. Chairman Grassley then requested a copy of the document from the Justice Department, which has failed to respond. The Post reported that the email in question, sent by then-chair of the Democratic National Committee Debbie Wasserman Schultz to Leonard Benardo of the Open Society Foundations, indicated that Lynch had privately assured Clinton campaign staffer Amanda Renteria that the FBI's investigation wouldn't "go too far".

The findings of the powerful panel, which has oversight of the Justice Department and FBI, could lead to a separate criminal investigation and the naming of another special counsel - exactly what Trump needs to distract attention from his growing legal woes. The Post reported that the FBI considered the document bad intelligence and possibly even a fake sent to confuse the bureau.

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He also testified about the secret meeting between Bill Clinton and Lynch on a tarmac at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Circa's report contrasts with a Washington Post claim that the Federal Bureau of Investigation provided Lynch with a "defensive briefing" on the alleged document in which she was reportedly cooperative.

That testimony occurred during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing.

Of course, it wasn't just this email that prompted Comey. The email says Lynch assured her the case would not result in prosecution. The FBI never interviewed Wasserman Schultz, Bernardo or Renteria about the alleged email.

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