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Senate Launches Probe of Loretta Lynch Role in 2016 Election

During former FBI Director James Comey’s blockbuster testimony before the Senate a couple weeks ago, arguably the most substantive comments was his revelation that Obama’s then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch had pressured him to downgrade the investigation into Hillary’s private email server.

That comment has opened a rather large can of worms which could possibly pale any other ongoing investigation in comparison.

The gist is clearly this: a sitting Attorney General attempted to influence an ongoing investigation in order to positively impact the election results for one of the presidential candidates.

If the targets of Senate investigation turn toward Obama and company, President Trump may finally find a reprieve.

This could get interesting.

Here’s more from Washington Times…

The Senate Judiciary Committee has opened a probe into former Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s efforts to shape the FBI’s investigation into 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, the committee’s chairman announced Friday.

In a letter to Ms. Lynch, the committee asks her to detail the depths of her involvement in the FBI’s investigation, including whether she ever assured Clinton confidantes that the probe wouldn’t “push too deeply into the matter.”

Fired FBI Director James B. Comey has said publicly that Ms. Lynch tried to shape the way he talked about the investigation into Mrs. Clinton’s emails, and he also hinted at other behavior “which I cannot talk about yet” that made him worried about Ms. Lynch’s ability to make impartial decisions.

Mr. Comey said that was one reason why he took it upon himself to buck Justice Department tradition and reveal his findings about Mrs. Clinton last year.

The probe into Ms. Lynch comes as the Judiciary Committee is already looking at President Trump’s firing of Mr. Comey.

Sen. Charles E. Grassley, chairman of the committee, said the investigation is bipartisan. The letter to Ms. Lynch is signed by ranking Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein and also by Sens. Lindsey Graham and Sheldon Whitehouse, the chairman and ranking member of the key investigative subcommittee.


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