Loretta Lynch’s tenure as Attorney General was filled with controversy.
Critics accused her of obstructing justice and sabotaging the Clinton email investigation.
Now a secret report just leaked and it contains a bombshell that is bad news for Loretta Lynch.
Investigators continue to peel back the layers of corruption in the Obama-era Department of Justice.
Their conduct in the Clinton email investigation continues to produce new stories of collusion and unethical behavior.
In the Inspector General’s report—that led to the firing of deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe—is an account of how one high ranking DOJ official called the Bureau to pressure them to drop the investigation into the Clinton Foundation.
The Washington Times reports:
“Tucked inside tvt officials said it was Matthew Axelrod, who was the principal associate deputy attorney general — the title the IG report did use.”
Critics contend the DOJ believed McCabe could have been an easy mark because of his wife’s connection to the Clinton political machine.
When she ran for state senate in Virginia during the 2015 election, top Clinton allies such as Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe funneled $700,000 to her campaign account.
The Times also reports:
“Ron Hosko, a former assistant director at the FBI, wondered if the call to Mr. McCabe was made because Justice Department officials believed he would be more sympathetic than the FBI’s New York field office, which was overseeing the Clinton Foundation investigation.
As the election approached, questions surrounded Mr. McCabe’s objectivity with regard to the Clinton investigation. His wife, running for a state Senate seat in Virginia in 2015, had accepted a nearly $700,000 donation from an organization linked to Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe. A longtime Clinton confidant, Mr.
McAuliffe chaired Mrs. Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign.
Mr. McCabe recused himself from the Clinton investigation three weeks before Election Day.
“You run the risk of more publicity by going to the field,” Mr. Hosko said. “If I am that agent and I’ve been told to shut down something I’ve been working on, I’m screaming bloody murder.”
Critics also wonder if the call – which was believed to have been made by Matthew Axelrod who was the principle deputy attorney general – was prompted by an order from Lynch or if she knew Axelrod had taken this course of action.
These questions need answers.
And investigators need to follow the facts wherever they lead.