When former FBI Director James Comey testified before Congress about Loretta Lynch, he said there were three things that gave him concern about her handling of the Hillary Clinton email case.
Those things are now coming back to bite Lynch as the Senate Judiciary Committee is looking for answers from Lynch.
The first of course was the infamous meeting with Bill Clinton in her airplane on the tarmac of the Phoenix Airport. Troubling questions that it was a half hour meeting that had to be cleared with the Secret Service and that cameras and phones were supposedly banned by the FBI.
The second was that she allegedly told him to call the criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton a ‘matter’ rather than an investigation, in keeping with the Clinton campaign talking points at the time. Hillary kept insisting that it wasn’t a criminal investigation when in fact it was.
The third was the mystery. Comey said there was something that he had mentioned in closed session, something that couldn’t be mentioned in open session.
This may be what that is or at least part of it.
From NY Post:
The Senate Judiciary Committee, which has launched a bipartisan investigation into Lynch for possible obstruction of justice, recently learned of the existence of a document indicating Lynch assured the political director of Clinton’s campaign she wouldn’t let FBI agents “go too far” in probing the former secretary of state.
The political director in question is Amanda Renteria who was in charge of Clinton’s political operations during the campaign. In addition to Lynch, Renteria has also been asked to testify.
The committee also wants to know if Lynch or any of her aides were in contact with former DNC chief Debbie Wasserman Schultz regarding the Clinton email investigation, according to a three-page list of questions that Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley and ranking Democrat Dianne Feinstein recently sent to Lynch at her New York apartment.
Lynch is now denying any contact with Renteria or anyone from the DNC.
In addition to the questions that this alleged contact, if true, might raise, i.e. obstruction and conflicts of interest, there is still another problem.
Lynch testified before the House Judiciary Committee on July 12th, 2016.
During that testimony, Rep. David Trott (R-MI) asked her if she met with anyone on Clinton’s staff during the yearlong investigation. Lynch replied: “I have not spoken to anyone on either the campaign or transition or any staff members affiliated with them.”
Obviously, there is a discrepancy if Lynch had contact with Renteria.
So we could additionally be talking about a perjury charge presuming that she did speak with Renteria.
They may really have to press her to get answers out of her.
When she testified before the House last year, she refused to answer or give an appropriate response at least 74 times during the four-hour hearing.