Senate committee starts probe on campaign collusion - between Lynch and Clinton
- Author: Larry Hoffman Jun 24, 2017,
Jun 24, 2017, 1:12
The senators cited stories in The New York Times and The Washington Post about a supposed Russian intelligence document saying Lynch had given assurances to the Clinton campaign about the FBI's investigation.
Have you ever had communications with Rep. Wasserman Schultz, her staff, or her associates, about then-Attorney General Lunch's role in the Clinton email investigation?
A Senate panel is now investigating whether former Attorney General Loretta Lynch interfered in the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe of Hillary Clinton's private email server, according to a letter sent to Lynch on Friday. The probe comes after former FBI Director James Comey admitted Lynch directed him to call the probe a "matter", not an investigation, as People's Pundit Daily first reported on May 11. Lynch would keep the Clinton investigation from going too far, according to several former officials familiar with the document.
All were also asked whether they had been contacted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation under Comey regarding the allegations or provided them with any documents pertaining to the communications.
One is Lynch's infamous tarmac meeting last June at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport where former President Bill Clinton boarded the attorney general's plane and reportedly stayed there for about 30 minutes for a private chat.
New details about the intelligence memo came to light in a Washington Post story last month that said USA intelligence officials believe it might be unreliable or even a fake. Lynch has denied knowing or talking to the person to whom she allegedly gave this assurance. The email says Lynch assured her the case would not result in prosecution. And Debbie Wasserman Schultz denies having recounted any such conversation in an email.
Of course, it wasn't just this email that prompted Comey.
So even if the email was bogus there are some related questions the committee might want to ask about Lynch putting her fingers on the scales. Additionally, it was the moment when Lynch asked Comey to align his testimony about the investigation with the language being used by the Clinton campaign, i.e. he was told to refer to it as "a matter".