Judiciary Committee Investigating Loretta Lynch for Obstruction in Clinton Email Probe

Judiciary Committee Investigating Loretta Lynch for Obstruction in Clinton Email Probe

Judiciary Committee Investigating Loretta Lynch for Obstruction in Clinton Email Probe

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.

The letters that went out to Lynch and Bernardo, Open Society Foundations' General Counsel Gail Scovell and Renteria, the committee members wanted details about reported communications, copies of any related documents and to know whether the Federal Bureau of Investigation contacted them to investigate the alleged communication. "Lynch would keep the Clinton investigation from going too far".

The questions about Lynch's conduct are part of a broader examination of President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey, who led the Clinton inquiry. Chairman Grassley then requested a copy of the document from the Justice Department, which has failed to respond. "Debbie Wasserman Schultz about the email investigation", reports CNN.

The senators question Open Society Foundations' Leonard Benardo and its General Counsel Gail Scovell, as well as Renteria and Lynch, about a May 24 story from the Washington Post that reported Lynch assured Renteria that she would not let the FBI investigation into Clinton go too far. But Comey reportedly began discussing plans to announce the end of the Clinton email investigation rather than referring it to the Justice Department (DOJ) for a prosecutorial decision, an action that violated protocol and was later cited as the main reason for his removal as FBI director.

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The document, however, was believed to be bad intelligence, according to the Post.

Of course, it wasn't just this email that prompted Comey.

Comey also told Congress "the attorney general directed me not to call it an investigation and call it a matter - which confused me". Lynch was heavily criticized for creating what appeared to be an impression of impropriety given that meeting took place just days after Comey had announced that the Bureau would not charge Hillary Clinton.

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