The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee called Sunday for a congressional investigation into former Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said she’s concerned by former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony Thursday that Lynch asked him to downplay his “investigation” into the Democratic presidential nominee as merely a “matter.”
Comey said the political request called into the question the credibility of Lynch’s Department of Justice and made him “queasy.”
“I would have a queasy feeling too,” Feinstein admitted Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “I think we need to know more about that. And there’s only one way to know about it and that’s to have the Judiciary Committee take a look at that.”
She wouldn’t answer whether it was improper, “I can’t answer that,” but a “separate investigation” is worthwhile to find out, she said.
This is significant, because as the ranking minority member signing off on this, that means it has a much greater likelihood of going forward.
And then finally what was done to squash or downplay the investigation into Hillary Clinton would finally have an avenue to come out.
They should be looking at the impropriety of James Comey in not reporting Lynch’s comments and actions, as he was required by law to do.
He had an affirmative obligation to do report it and he didn’t.
They also should be examining why he then improperly assumed prosecutorial duties himself instead of calling for a special counsel.
Not to mention examine all potential contacts with the Cintons and any other interference by Lynch.
Based on Comey’s testimony, there’s more that was mentioned in classified session.