Senate GOP shifts focus to Lynch – The Hill
Senate Republicans are clamoring to hear from Loretta Lynch after former FBI Director James Comey raised concerns about her involvement in the Hillary Clinton email investigation.
Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee are seizing on Comey’s testimony earlier this month that he was concerned over the former attorney general telling the FBI to refer to the Clinton investigation as a “matter,” which resembled the Clinton campaign line.
The move could allow Republicans to attempt to pivot away from the investigation into Russia’s election meddling — which top GOP lawmakers have signaled belongs to the Intelligence Committee — and focus on Lynch, who has long been a target of Republicans.
Let’s not forget that Senate Democrat Diane Feinstein has also stated that Lynch is a target. What’s fascinating about the Lynch/obstruction issue is that we would have never known about it had Comey not mentioned it. Comey is a Clinton lap dog so why did he freely offer information that put Lynch at risk for prosecution? Let’s not forget that this also puts HRC at risk as well.
Comey didn’t slip up here. He doesn’t slip up, he’s a practiced liar that has kept himself out of jail despite spending the last two decades working up the FBI ladder by breaking the law for Hillary Clinton. Was a deal made? Was Comey forced to say what he said in exchange for staying out of jail? I don’t know as I have no inside information on this aside from the aforementioned strategy on the part of Trump and Sessions to lock down Comey’s office when he was fired. But something very, very interesting is going on here.