James Comey has testified that ex-attorney general Loretta Lynch requested from him to refer to the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails as a “matter” instead of an investigation.
He testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, claiming that Lynch’s request made him feel “queasy.”
But Feinstein also said that she would have had “a queasy feeling too.”
Feinstein, the committee’s top democrat, said that she didn’t know if Loretta Lynch was providing cover for the Clinton campaign, but said that the request she gave to Comey would have given her a queasy feeling too. “I think we need to know more about that,” the California senator said. “And there’s only one way to know about it, and that’s to have the judiciary committee take a look at that.”
According to our source, Conservative Fighters, Feinstein said that an investigation into Lynch’s conduct with the Clinton campaign should be separate from the current Congressional investigation into potential ties between President Donald Trump’s campaign and the Russian government.
“I don’t think we should mix the two,” Feinstein said. “I don’t know whether it’s obstruction of justice. I don’t intend to draw any conclusions until investigations are finished.”
Comey also said that when he asked Lynch if she was going to authorize him to confirm the existence of the Clinton email investigation, she answered, “Yes but don’t call it that. Call it a ‘matter’.” Then, he asked her to give him an explanation why he should call it like that, she did not answer, but she said, “Just call it a matter.”
“I don’t know whether it was intentional or not but it gave the impression that the Attorney General Lynch was looking to align the way we talked about our work with the way the political campaign was describing the same activity, which was inaccurate,” Comey stated.
When Obama and Clinton lose Diane Feinstein, it is significant. And it could mean a huge turning point. Feinstein seems to be one of the most powerful leaders the Democrats have and she comes with incredible credibility.
We may disagree with her sometimes, but she has proven some major points over the decades and that she prefers honesty and integrity over partisan politics. She loves her party and is smart enough to know that this issue is quite damaging.
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