Loretta Lynch: ‘Comey Misrepresented Clinton Probe Conversation’

Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch has flatly accused former FBI Director James Comey of mischaracterizing her statements regarding Clinton probe

As Barr initiated his investigation into the bowels of the Russia probe, magnanimous truths are starting to come out into the light. This week, reports highlighted that Loretta Lynch has completely contradicted James Comey’s testimony and all but called him out for lying to Congress.

Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch has accused former FBI Director James Comey of mischaracterizing her statements by repeatedly claiming, that Lynch privately instructed him to call the Hillary Clinton email probe a “matter” instead of an “investigation.” It is worthy to note that they both were under oath when testifying. (RELATED: Rep. Matt Gaetz: ‘Democrat-Funded Dossier Fueled Russia Investigation’)

“The attorney general had directed me not to call it an investigation, but instead to call it a matter, which confused me and concerned me,” Comey testified. “That was one of the bricks in the road that led me to conclude, ‘I have to step away from the department if we’re to close this case credibly,’” Comey added.

During an interview in June with the House Intelligence Committee, Comey said Lynch had pressed him to refer to the significance of the Clinton email review as “a matter.” “That moment led me to question her independence and contributed to his decision to unilaterally hold a press conference in July 2016,” Comey testified.”

 

“The attorney general had directed me not to call it an investigation, but instead to call it a matter, which confused me and concerned me,” Comey testified. “That was one of the bricks in the road that led me to conclude, ‘I have to step away from the department if we’re to close this case credibly,’” Comey Claimed.

Comey continued: “The Clinton campaign, at the time, was using all kind of euphemisms — security review, matters, things like that, for what was going on. We were getting to a place where the attorney general and I were both going to have to testify and talk publicly about. And I wanted to know, was she going to authorize us to confirm we had an investigation? … And she said, ‘Yes, but don’t call it that, call it a matter.’ And I said, ‘Why would I do that?’ And she said, ‘Just call it a matter.’”

However, during her testimony in December, Lynch said Comey had mischaracterized the circumstances. “I did not,” Lynch responded when asked if she told Comey to refer to Clinton probe as a “matter.” (RELATED: CIA Agent Gets 20 Years For Leaking Secrets to China)

“I have never instructed a witness as to what to say specifically. Never have, never will,” Lynch continued. “In the meeting that I had with the Director, we were discussing how best to keep Congress informed of progress and discuss requesting resources for the Department overall. We were going to testify separately. And the concern that both of us had in the meeting that I was having with him in September of 2015 was how to have that discussion without stepping across the Department policy of confirming or denying an investigation, separate policy from testifying,” Lynch added.

 

This comes amid tensions between James Comey and John Brennan regarding who is to blame for including the unverified Steele dossier in with the intel report used to obtain a FISA warrant to spy on the Trump camp.

Comey claimed that Brennan advised him to include the dossier with the intel report and James Brennan claims he advised against it.

As the left continues to turn on one another and attack the credibility of their colleague’ testimonies, it isn’t hard to see why the Democrats keep failing and Trump keeps winning. (RELATED: Trump Chat: Great New Social Media Site is Getting Much Attention)

Expect more of this as Barr gets closer to the truth as a result of his investigations into the eve of the Russia probe. There will be more finger pointing and backstabbings to come.

 

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