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Senate Judiciary Committee Investigating Loretta Lynch

24 June 2017

Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee have asked former Attorney General Loretta Lynch for information regarding the FBI's Hillary Clinton email investigation and whether there was any political interference involved in the matter.

Lynch last June met with the 42 president aboard a private plane on the tarmac of the Phoenix Airport.

However, 11 days before the 2016 presidential election, Comey sent a letter to several Congressional committees announcing that the FBI was re-opening the Clinton email investigation after having discovered more than 600,000 emails of interest in an unrelated probe.

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Comey cited Lynch's June 2016 meeting with former President Bill Clinton on the tarmac of Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport as contributing to his decision to hold the controversial press conference on July 5, in which he said the Federal Bureau of Investigation had decided against charging Hillary Clinton over her use of a private email server while serving as secretary of state.

The third issue relates to testimony and questions surrounding reports claiming that Comey was in possession of a document purportedly indicating that Lynch would ensure the Clinton e-mail probe didn't go too far.

The questions about Lynch's conduct are part of a broader examination of President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey, who led the Clinton inquiry.

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Comey testified to Congress earlier this month that Lynch's instructions to him about how to frame the probe caused him to lose confidence in Lynch's independence, and that of DOJ. Additionally, the senators asked if the Federal Bureau of Investigation contacted them to investigate the alleged communications.

Mr. Comey said the language suggested by Ms. Many U.S. intelligence officials, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, believe the memo is unreliable or an outright fake. Lynch is signed by ranking Democratic Sen.

In April, The New York Times reported that the Federal Bureau of Investigation came into possession of a batch of hacked documents, one of which was said to be authored by a "Democratic operative who expressed confidence that Ms".

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"Comey said 'the attorney general looked at the document then looked up with a steely silence that lasted for some time, then asked him if he had any other business with her and if not that he should leave her office, ' said one source who was briefed". Feinstein told CNN that the revelation of the alleged directive gave her "a queasy feeling too".

Senate Judiciary Committee Investigating Loretta Lynch