Senate announces probe of Loretta Lynch behavior in 2016 election

Austin Daniel
June 24, 2017

Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee have asked former Attorney General Loretta Lynch for information regarding the FBI's Hillary Clinton email investigation and whether there was any political interference involved in the matter.

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz reportedly wrote an email recounting the Lynch-Renteria communication while she was still chair=woman of the Democratic National Committee.

The senators sent letters to Lynch, a former Clinton campaign staffer and two officials from a foundation supported by Democratic donor George Soros.

Four lawmakers - committee chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and ranking Democrat Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., along with the Crime and Terrorism Subcommittee chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and ranking Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I. 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.

"Ms. Lynch is a committed public servant who has dedicated much of her career to the Department of Justice and led the department as attorney general in the fair and impartial administration of justice", said spokesman Robert Raben.

Under sworn questioning, Comey has veered off the topic of President Trump and Russian Federation and revealed several damning incidents in which his predecessor's administration politically interfered in the Hillary Clinton email investigation. If so, please describe the communications and provide all records of them.

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The group is seeking details about Lynch's communication with a Clinton campaign aide, Amanda Renteria, as well as copies of documents and information about whether the FBI investigated the alleged communication.

The third issue relates to testimony and questions surrounding reports claiming that Comey was in possession of a document purportedly indicating that Lynch would ensure the Clinton e-mail probe didn't go too far.

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.

Lynch last June met with the 42 president aboard a private plane on the tarmac of the Phoenix Airport.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosentein describe Comey's actions as overstepping his authority.

Other reports by TheSundaySentinel

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