Senate probes Loretta Lynch's alleged interference in Clinton email investigation

Wade Massey
June 24, 2017

The Senate judiciary committee sent a letter Friday to former Attorney General Loretta Lynch asking her to disclose any conversations with Hilary Clinton's campaign and the Democratic National Committee about the FBI's investigation into the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee's use of a private email server.

Lynch, the committee asks her to detail the depths of her involvement in the FBI's investigation, including whether she ever assured Clinton confidantes that the probe wouldn't "push too deeply into the matter".

The committee also sent letters to Leonard Benardo and Gail Scovell of the Open Society Foundations, a George Soros group, and Clinton campaign staffer Amanda Renteria. "The Senate Judiciary Committee has jurisdiction over the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department and is obliged to oversee any potential misconduct or inappropriate political influence at these agencies", Grassley said in a press statement. Lindsey Graham and Sheldon Whitehouse, who lead the subcommittee looking into Russia's meddling - met with Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller on Wednesday to discuss de-conflicting his probe with the Senate investigation. Lynch had attempted to change the way the Federal Bureau of Investigation described its probe of Mrs. Clinton's use of a private email server. If so, please describe the communications and provide all records of them.

"To the best of your knowledge, did any of your Justice Department staff or your other associates communicate with Rep. Wasserman Schultz, her staff, her associates, or any other current or former DNC officials about the Clinton email investigation?" It was also the tarmac meeting between Lynch and Bill Clinton.

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Comey had also briefed high-ranking members of the aforementioned committees on documents he discovered indicating that Lynch was obstructing the case.

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.

All were also asked whether they had been contacted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation under Comey regarding the allegations or provided them with any documents pertaining to the communications.

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

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