Comey: Loretta Lynch Requested Clinton E-mail Investigation Be Called a 'Matter'

Posted June 10, 2017

During the much-anticipated Senate hearing Thursday morning, former FBI Director James Comey finally revealed evidence of massive political interference in the election - just not by the Trump administration.

McCain blamed his freaky questioning on staying up late for the Arizona Diamondbacks baseball game.

The senator himself has responded to the reaction from the public, and his office released a statement which said, "I get the sense from Twitter that my line of questioning today went over people's head".

He said what he wanted Comey to answer was whether or not Trump's interactions with Comey constitute obstruction of justice.

McCain went on: "At the same time you made the announcement there would be no charges brought against then-Secretary Clinton for any activities involved in the Russian Federation involvement in our engagement, in our election".

Comey five separate times said the president lied about their meetings and the reason he fired Comey.

"And in fact, according to Mr. Comey, the president told Mr. Comey "it would be good to find out" in that investigation if there were "some "satellite" associates of his who did something wrong, '" he said".

This unusual direction from Lynch was one of several factors which pushed Comey to decide he would need to operate independently when announcing the results of the FBI's investigation into Clinton's private server.

Probably the only other consideration that I guess I can talk about in an open setting is, at one point, the attorney general had directed me not to call it an investigation, but instead to call it a matter, which confused me and concerned me. "I hope you can let this go".

"The president also never told Mr. Comey, 'I need loyalty, I expect loyalty, ' in form or substance", Kasowitz told reporters at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

Tables were turned on Democrats just weeks before the United States election, however, when Comey, again acting on his own, briefly reopened the probe - a decision Clinton believes cost her the vote.

Republican Senator John Cornyn, grilling Comey, said it appeared he believed Lynch "had an appearance of a conflict of interest on the Clinton email investigation".

"What I was trying to get at was whether Mr. Comey believes that any of his interactions with the President rise to the level of obstruction of justice", his statement said. "R$3 epeatedly, and up to the day he was sacked, Comey says there is no evidence that led to an investigation of Donald Trump".

Well, of course. The Clinton email investigation ended more than 11 months ago, while the Russian Federation investigation continues.