In a surprise twist during former FBI Director James Comey’s highly anticipated testimony Thursday to the Senate Intelligence Committee, he wound up incriminating former Attorney General Loretta Lynch for what could potentially be subversion of justice.
He specifically admitted that during the bureau’s investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s shady email habits, the then-attorney general pressured him to mislead the public, according to Breitbart.
“(A)t 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,” Comey said.
After Lynch later met privately with Clinton’s husband, former President Bill Clinton, aboard a Department of Justice jet parked on a tarmac in Phoenix on June 27, Comey decided to reject the attorney general’s demand and eventually make a public statement about the findings of the FBI investigation.
“In an ultimately conclusive way, that was the thing that capped it for me — that I had to do something separately to protect the credibility of the investigation, which meant both the FBI and the Justice Department,” he added.
It was in the statement issued on July 5 that Comey announced “that no charges are appropriate in this case” but also outlined the litany of ways in which Clinton had behaved “recklessly,” to say the least.
Listen to some of the former director’s testimony below. Comey ends by saying Lynch’s request gave him a “queasy feeling.” It should leave Americans outraged:
As noted by Conservative Review, “The former FBI director’s revelation makes clear that, in the heat of a presidential campaign, the sitting president’s attorney general attempted to interfere with an investigation into the Democratic Party’s candidate for president of the United States.”
Lynch knew that revealing the truth about Clinton’s crimes would hurt the Democrat presidential nominee’s image in the public eye, which in fact it did. She therefore sought to prevent the truth from being conveyed. The fact that the FBI director decided to defy her doesn’t change that.
Is this a crime? It certainly should be!
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